BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

(Nycticorax nycticorax)

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Roberts VI / VII 76 / 447
Clements 2000 20.0370
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5)  20-36
 
A medium sized bird (about 56 cm) found in Africa, Madagascar, Eurasia and America. In South Africa it is a common bird found in most of the region except for the dry west areas. It is found in marshes and swamps and lives off a variety of food including fish, frogs and other reptiles. Normally a solitary bird it does roost communally.

List of Stamps showing Black-crowned Night Heron

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bahrain 0479 0505 1993 150f
Burundi 2004 650f
Cayman Islands 0523 0464 1980 $1
China (Taiwan) 1988  1993 1991 $5
Cuba 1292d 1101 1965 13c
Cuba 3831 3686 1993 20c
Czechoslovakia 1185 1228 1960 25h
Dominica 1945  1961 1995 65c
Falkland Islands  0862   1999 30p
Falkland Islands  0911   2001 43p
Falkland Islands   2003 95p
Gambia 2009 D25
Ghana 1996 2015 1994 c200
Grenadines of Grenada 0737  0742 1986 70c
Grenadines of Grenada 3297 2001 $1.50
Grenadines of Grenada 3876 2007 $1
Grenada 2003  1994 1989 $1
Hungary 3341  3452 1980 60fi
Iran 2811  2614 1994 40r
Korea (South)  2026a   2000 20w
Liberia   1591 1994 $1
Maldives 3287   2000 Rf 10
Montserrat 0613  0551 1984 $7.50
Senegal 1413 1996 175f
Singapore 0766  0732 A 1994 20c
Sri Lanka 1654 2003 4r50
Tanzania     1999 1500s
Tanzania ms   1999 1500s
Venda 0252  0255 1993 65c
Venda 0255ms  Bl 10 1993 65c
Vietnam Republic 0651  1396 1983 5d
Zaire 1240  0907 1985 15z
Zambia  0809   1999 2000k
Zaire 1432 1099 1993 3z50 on 15z