WHITE-BACKED NIGHT HERON

(Gorsachius leuconotus)

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Roberts VI / VII 77 / 448
Clements 2000 20.0400
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 20-38
A medium bird (about 53 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is found along the Caprivi, in the Okavango, the Zambesi, the Limpopo, and along the east coast. An uncommon to rare resident, normally solitary or in pairs, it lives off fish, frogs and reptiles.

List of Stamps showing White-backed Night Heron

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Kenya 0303  0283 1984 70c
Sierra Leone 1498  1480 1990 Le25