YELLOW-MANTLED WIDOWBIRD

Also known as Yellow-shouldered Widowbird (C),
Yellow-backed Widow (6) or Yellow-mantled Whydah (H)

(Euplectes macrourus)

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Roberts VI / VII 830 / 860
Clements 2000 192.1060
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 163-154
A medium bird (18-22 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a fairly common resident of the Mashonaland plateau (above 1200 m), and inhabits marshy grassland. It is gregarious and eats seeds and insects.

List of Stamps showing Yellow-mantled Widowbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Congo (Brazzaville) 0765 0775 1980 200f
Gambia 0194 0171 1963 1d
Gambia 0206 0183 1963 1d
Gambia 0216 0189 1965 1d
Ghana 1619 1567 1991 c100
Rhodesia 0538 0189 1977 4c
Togo 0895 0937 1972 40f