PURPLE INDIGOBIRD

Also known as Dusky Indigobird (C) (H) or  Purple Widowfinch (6)

(Vidua purpurascens)

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Roberts VI / VII 865 / 898
Clements 2000 194.0080
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
163-2

 

 
A small bird (12 cm), distributed from South Africa to East Africa. In southern Africa it is an uncommon resident confined to the north east. It inhabits savanna and bushveld and is usually in small groups. It parasitises Jamieson's Firefinch and eats seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing Purple Indigobird

 Country

SG

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Year

Value

No stamps issued