PIN-TAILED WHYDAH

(Vidua macroura)

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Roberts VI / VII 860 / 892
Clements 2000 194.0140
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 163-8
A small bird (12-13 cm (female), 26-34 cm (male including tail) found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common resident over most of southern Africa, absent from Namibia. It inhabits open savanna and is gregarious. The male is extremely aggressive to other birds at a seed table or defending its territory.

List of Stamps showing Pin-tailed Whydah

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Congo (Brazzaville) 1993.03 1395 1993 200f
French Territory of the Afars and Issas 0648 0135 1975 20f
Gambia 0245 0222 1966 1
Ghana 1617 1565 1991 c100
Grenadines of Grenada 2885md 2000 $6
Lesotho 1072 0953 1992 30s
Namibia     2016 N$7.00
Nigeria 0484 0446 1984 10k
Rwanda 0243 0253 1967 2f
Sierra Leone 3107 1999 Le600
Swaziland 0249a 0247 1976 E1
Tanzania   2402 1996 300s
Togo 0893 0935 1972 25f