COMMON WAXBILL

(Estrilda astrild)

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Roberts VI / VII 846 / 877
Clements 2000 193.0570
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-56
A small bird (11-12 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar and other India Ocean islands. It is a common resident throughout southern Africa except for the Kalahari basin. It inhabits rank vegetation and is usually in small groups. It eats seeds and figs.

List of Stamps showing Common Waxbill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ascension 0201 0198 1976 3p
Ascension 0214 0198 1976 2
Ascension 0683 0695 1996 7p
Ascension 0726 0736d 1997 15p
Central African Republic   2000 390f
French Polynesia 0352 1981 65f
Mozambique 1618 ma   2002 17 000 mt
Rwanda 0469 0500 1972 20c
St Helena 0421 0385 1983 33p
St Helena 0639 0606 1993 12p
Swaziland 0630 0628 1994 25c
Swaziland 0631 0629 1994 40c
Swaziland 0632 0630 1994 E1
Swaziland 0633 0631 1994 E2