VILLAGE INDIGOBIRD

Also known as Steel-blue Widowfinch (6)

(Vidua chalybeata)

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Roberts VI / VII 867 / 896
Clements 2000 194.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 163-1

 

A small bird (11-12 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common resident found in the north eastern parts of the region. It inhabits savanna and parasitises the Red-billed Firefinch. It is gregarious when not breeding and eats seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing Village Indigobird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ethiopia 0543 0463 1963 80c
Mali 0579 0578 1977 15f