BRONZE MANNIKIN

(Spermestes cucullatus or Lonchura cucullata)

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Roberts VI / VII 857 / 889
Clements 2000 193.1010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-98
A very small bird (9-10 cm), found in Africa south of Sahara. It is a very common resident over the eastern half of the region, inhabiting thickets in savanna or open woodland. It is found in small groups (up to 30), and generally eats seeds and insects.

List of Stamps showing Bronze Mannikin

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Comoro 0700 0881 1989 375f
Comoro 703MS   1989 375f
Comoro     1989 375f
Ghana 1390 1318 1989 c20