I have received a suggestion from Gaétan Duquette of Canada that the bird is the Straw-necked Ibis (Carphibis spinicollis). I reluctantly agree and wonder why the artist/designer chose to include an Australian species in a set which otherwise shows only ones from Africa. Perhaps it was a joke.
The illustration below is taken from "Birds of Australia" by J D Macdonald
(1973) illustrated by Peter Slater.
|Straw-necked Ibis||Ibis on Rwanda stamp|
Published 27 January, 1999
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