BLUE WAXBILL

Known elsewhere as Blue-breasted Cordonbleu (C) or Cordon Bleu (H)

(Uraeginthus angolensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 844 / 880
Clements 2000 193.0410
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-40
A small bird (12-13 cm), distributed from South Africa to Angola and Tanzania. In southern Africa it is a locally common resident of the north eastern half of the region, inhabiting open thornveld with grass and bushes. It is usually in pairs and eats seeds and insects.

List of Stamps showing Blue Waxbill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0223 0022 1967 4c
Lesotho 1082 0963 1992 30s
Liberia     2001 $7.50
Togo 2138 2235 1995 60f