BLACK HERON

Previously known as Black Egret (6)

(Egretta ardesiaca)

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Roberts VI / VII 69 / 431
Clements 2000 20.0170
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5)  20-17
 
A medium bird (about 66 cm) generally found in Africa south of Sahara. It is common in the tropical parts of SA, but rare in Cape and OFS. The bird lives on fish and crustaceans. It roosts communally in trees, while the nest is a platform of sticks and twigs in trees.

List of Stamps showing Black Heron

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Namibia 2016 N$ 8.20
Sierra Leone  3101   1999 Le600
Tanzania     1999 370s
Uganda  2093   1999 500s