SWEE WAXBILL

(Coccopygia melanotis (7) or Estrilda melanotis)

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Roberts VI / VII 850 / 871
Clements 2000 193.0500
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-48
A very small bird (9-10 cm), found in southern Africa and Angola. It is a common resident of the south and south eastern parts of the region extending through to the Transvaal and Zimbabwe. It inhabits edges of evergreen forest and usually in pairs. It eats seeds and small insects.

List of Stamps showing Swee Waxbill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Benin   1999 150f
Iran 1707 1554 1972 2r