AFRICAN DARTER

(Anhinga melanogaster)

Previously known as Darter (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 60 / 424
Clements 2000 18.0020
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 18-1
 
A medium bird (80 cm) with a slender build, found throughout Africa south of the Sahara, the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, se Asia to Australia. A common resident in SA except for the Kalahari sandveld. It swims well with only the neck showing. The main food is fish but also frogs and arthropods.

List of Stamps showing Darter

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Burundi 0132 0148 1965 3f50
Burundi 0138 0154 1965 15f
Burundi 0143 0159 1965 8f
Burundi 0223 0273 1967 3f50
Burundi 0228 0278 1967 15f
Burundi 0233 0283 1967 8f
Burundi 1319 1489 1979 2f
Burundi 1328 1506 1979 13f
Central African Republic 0018 0016 1960 250f / 500f
Chad 0065 0065 1960 250f / 500f
Congo (Brazzaville) 0003 0003 1960 250f / 500f
Eritrea 0414 0177 1998 3n
French East Africa 0276 0290 1953 500f
Gabon 0165  0156 1960 250f
Gambia 2009 D40
Ghana 1608 1588 1991 c100
Guinea ms 2001 4000f
Liberia     2001 $25
Malawi 0893 0598 1992 75t
Mozambique  1440m(a) 1999 5000m
Rwanda 0106 0112 1965 40f
Rwanda 0665 0716 1975 10f
Senegal 0378 0380 1968 70f
Senegal 1024 1051 1989 10f
Sierra Leone 1508 1490 1990 Le25
South Africa 0982 1069 1997 Std
Uganda 1456 1475 1995 200s
Zambia     1999 600 k