MAGPIE MANNIKIN

Also known as Pied Mannikin (6)

(Spermestes fringilloides (6) (7) or Lonchura fringilloides)

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Roberts VI / VII 859 / 890
Clements 2000 193.1040
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
162-100

 

 

 

 

 

 

A smallish bird (11-12 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is an uncommon resident of the extreme eastern parts of the region, from Natal northwards. It inhabits Bindura bamboo thickets along rivers and is usually gregarious. It eats seeds and grain.

 

List of Stamps showing Magpie Mannikin

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No stamps issued