VIOLET-EARED WAXBILL

Also known as Common Grenadier (H)

(Granatina granatina (7) or Uraeginthus granatinus) Incorrectly as Uraeginthus granitina? (H)

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Roberts VI / VII 845 / 879
Clements 2000 193.0450
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-43
A smallish bird (14-15 cm), distributed from South Africa to Angola and Zambia. It is a locally common resident of the north western half of the region and inhabits dry savanna, especially Acacia. It is usually in pairs and eats seeds and insects. It is host to the Shaft-tailed Whydah.

List of Stamps showing Violet-eared Waxbill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Mozambique 1151 1088 1987 3m