ORANGE-BREASTED WAXBILL

Also known as Zebra Waxbill (C) (H)

(Sporaeginthus subflavus (6) or Amandava subflava)

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Roberts VI / VII 854 / 866
Clements 2000 193.0650
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-64
A very small bird (9-10 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a locally common resident of the eastern half of the southern Africa region, inhabiting tall rank grass. It is usually gregarious and eats grass seeds, insects and shoots.

List of Stamps showing Orange-breasted Waxbill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Central African Republic   2000 390f
Congo Democratic Republic 1617 ma 2000 9f
Ghana 2547 1997 c1000
Ghana 2980 2000 c1200
Mali   2000 430f
Uganda 2111 1999 1200s