RED-BACKED MANNIKIN

Also known as Brown-backed Mannikin (C) or Black and White Mannikin (H)

(Spermestes bicolor (6) (7) Lonchura nigriceps (C) or Lonchura bicolor (H))

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Roberts VI / VII 858 / 891
Clements 2000 193.1030
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 162-99
A very small bird (9-10 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a fairly common resident of the extreme east, inhabiting riverine forest and thickets. It is usually in small flocks (up to 12 birds), and eats seeds and insects.

List of Stamps showing Red-backed Mannikin

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Togo 0362 0403 1964 100f