GOLIATH HERON

(Ardea goliath)

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Roberts VI / VII 64 / 440
Clements 2000 20.0110
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 20-11
A very large bird (about 140 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar, and as a vagrant to India. An uncommon resident it is found in the north and east of southern Africa. It breeds all year round in Zimbabwe and June to January in South Africa.  Main food is fish, frogs and small reptiles.

List of Stamps showing Goliath Heron

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0829 0703 1984 16k
Burundi 1613 1831 1996 120f
Central African Republic     2000 485f
Djibouti 1063  0551 1991 20f
French Territory of
Afars & the Issas
0651 0137 1975 60f
Ghana 1612  1592 1991 c100
Ghana 2001bm  Bl 252 1994 c2000
Guinea ms 2001 950f
Liberia   1690 1996 25c
Liberia ms   2001 $100
Madagascar     1998 4000f
Mali 0096  0096 1965 500f
Namibia 1048 2006 Rgd Mail
Namibia 2016 Post Card
Rwanda 0662  0713 1975 50c
Uganda 0722  0684 1989 30s
Uganda 0845  0818 1990 300s
Zimbabwe 1021b 2003 $500