GREEN-BACKED HERON

(Butorides striatus)

also known as Striated Heron, Green Heron

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Roberts VI / VII 74 / 446
Clements 2000 20.0330
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5)  20-33
 
A smallish heron (about 40cm), an uncommon resident of Africa south of the Sahara. Also found in Asia, Australia, Indian and Pacific Oceans and South America. It lives in densely vegetated rivers and lakes. A solitary bird, it lives off fish and insects. The nest is a flimsy platform of sticks in trees or bushes

List of Stamps showing Green-backed Heron

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0675 0660 1985 $10
Anguilla 0719 0705 1986 $10
Anguilla 0760 0745 1987 $10
Anguilla 0777 0762 1987 $10
Anguilla 0791 0776 1987 $10
Bahamas 0892 0737 1991 5c
Bahamas 1343 2004 25c
Barbados 0627 0470 1979 12c
Botswana 0422 0209 1978 35t
Botswana 0497 0281 1981 25t on 35t
British Indian Ocean Territories 0072   1975 Rs1
British Indian Ocean Territories 0093  0680 1990 30p
British Indian Ocean Territory 0304   2004 1.10
British Virgin Islands O028   1986 40c
British Virgin Islands 0572  0512 1985 40c
British Virgin Islands 0735   1990 25c
Cayman Island 0667 0604 1988 5c
Central African Republic     2000 440f
Comoro Island 0096 0115 1971 15f
Dominica 0525  0843 1976 2c
Dominica 1040  1006 1987 10c
Fiji  0919 0733 1995 31c
Fiji 1251 2005 $1
Gambia 0583 0559  1985 D1.50
Grenadines of St Vincent 0003  0003 1974 1c
Grenada 1995  1986 1989 10c
Maldives 0711m Bl 46 1977 Rf 10
Maldives 1842  1955 1993 Rf 3.50
Maldives 3001 1999 Rf 3
Maldives sheet 2002 Rf 5
Montserrat 0608  0546 1984 90c
Montserrat O 70 D 60 1985 90c
Montserrat 0727  0673 1987 $1.50 on 90c
Montserrat 0739B  0692 1987 5c on 90c
Mozambique 1619 mc 2002 50000
Namibia 2016 N$ 6.05
Nevis 0875 1995 80c
Philippines  3219   1998 P5
Seychelles 0442  0431 1979 2r
Singapore 0767  0733A 1994 50c
South Africa 0983 1070 1997 Std
St Vincent 0286a  0259 1970 1c
St Vincent 0855  0790 1985 15c
St Vincent 2895  3086 1995 75c
St Vincent 3659  3955 1997 90c
Surinam 1770 1998 3800g
Tanzania     1999 370s
Tanzania     1999 1500s
Venda 0251  0254 1993 45c
Venda 0255 ms Bl 10 1993 45c