COMMON OSTRICH

(Previously Ostrich)

(Struthio camelus)

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Roberts VI / VII 1/1
Clements 2000 1.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 1-1
The largest living bird - the male is up to 2 m in height. The bird is flightless but can run at speeds up to 60 km/hr and is found throughout Africa (and previously in Syria and Arabia). Common in Southern Africa and occurs in flocks of up to 40 birds. It lays eggs in clutches of up to 20 and eats grass, berries, seeds, insects and small reptiles. The nest is a 3 m scrape in the ground.

List of Stamps showing Ostrich

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Algeria 0488 0480 1967 20c
Angola 1309m 1998 400000kz
Angola 1561   2000 2kz
Bahrain 0731 2003 100f
Botswana 0346 1975 4c
Botswana  0518 0302 1982 4t
Botswana 1011 2003 P2.50
Burundi 0635 0725 1971 11f+
Burundi 0659 0749 1971 31f
Burundi 0686 0780 1971 31f+1f
Cameroun 0326 0372 1962 200f
Cameroun 0786 0836 1977 30f
Chad 0795 1117 1985 110f
Chad     1996 200f
Chad       1996 200f
Chad       1996 200f
Chad       1996 200f
Chad     1998 300f
Chad       1998 300f
Chad       1998 300f
Chad       1998 300f
Cocos (Keeling) Island 0350 0349 1996 $1.20
Cuba 1556 1377 1967 1c
Djibouti 0711 0199 1977 90f
Djibouti 1136  0621 1996 120f
Ethiopia 0189 0072 1919 12g
Ethiopia  1754   1999 80c
Gambia 0876ma 0861 1989 D15
Georgia 0133   1995 15k
Ghana   2986ma   2000 c7000
Jersey 0041  0033 1970 1s9d
Jordan 0823 0684 1968 15f
Israel 1726 2005 1s30
Kenya 0028 0034 1966 70c
Kenya 0460 0040 1988 5s
Korea (North) 1902 1906 1979 10ch
Korea (North) 3557  3783 1995 40ch
Liberia       2000 $25
Liberia     2001 $25
Liberia     2001 $25
Mali 0654 0655 1978 100f
Mali 1075 1048 1984 470f
Mauritania 0267 0306  1967 500f
Mauritania 0417 0449 1973 250f on 500f
Mauritania 0578  0600 1978 100u
Mauritania 0820   1985 14u
Mongolia       2000 300t
Morocco 0937 1319 1998 6d
Mozambique 0835 0774 1980 5m
Mozambique 1358 1294 1993 1500m
Niger 0109 0009 1959 50f
Niger 0110 0010 1959 60f
Niger 0736   1978 50f
Niger 0839 0736 1981 10f
Rumania 3199 2332 1964 35b
Russia 3611 3548 1968 6k
Senegal 0862 0890 1986 50f
Senegal 0865 0893 1986 100f
Senegal 0882 0911 1987 70f
Sierra 2880   1998 Le450
Somalia 0174 0184 1932 2li55
Somalia 0175a 0185 1932 5li
Somalia 0183 1934 5li
Somalia 0234 0245 1950 5c
Somalia 0238 0249 1950 20c
Somalia 0241 0252 1950 60c
Somalia 0460 1993 200s
South Africa 1086 1161 1998 AP
South Africa 1637 2007 Large Letter
South Africa 1666 2008 Small Letter
Spanish Sahara 0072  0106 1943 5c
Spanish Sahara 0074  0108 1943 50c
Spanish Sahara 0076  0110 1943 1p40
Spanish Sahara 0078  0112 1943 5p
Spanish Sahara 0095  0129 1952 5c
Spanish Sahara 0096  0130 1952 10c
Spanish Sahara 0097  0131 1952 60c
Spanish Sahara 0131   1957 15c
Spanish Sahara 0134   1957 80c
South West Africa 0315 1978 4c
South West Africa 0439  0566 1985 11c
South West Africa 0440  0567 1985 25c
South West Africa 0441  0568 1985 30c
South West Africa 0442  0569 1985 50c
Tanzania 0342  0189 1981 50c
Tanzania 0641mb 0544m 1989 350s
Tanzania 0815  0746 1990 500s
Tanzania 0954  0724 1991 300s
Tanzania 1578  1540 1993 100s
Tanzania 1777  1738i 1994 300s
Tanzania    2409 1996 300s
Tanzania     1999 1500s
Tanzania m/s   1999 1500s
Tripolitania 0158 0177 1933 10c
Tunisia 1949 2003 200m
Uganda 0846 0819 1990 500s
Up Volta 0541 0773 1979 35f
Zimbabwe      2000 $10