LITTLE BITTERN

(Ixobrychus minutus)

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Roberts VI / VII 78 / 449
Clements 2000 20.0550
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5)  20-51
A small bird (about 36 cm) distributed throughout Africa, Madagascar, Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand. It is found throughout southern Africa except for the Namib and the Kalahari. Two subspecies are found in South Africa, a common non-breeding Palearctic migrant and an uncommon breeding resident, the distribution of both birds overlapping considerably. A solitary bird which lives off fish, frogs and small reptiles

List of Stamps showing Little Bittern

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Belarus 0207 0189 1996 400r
Gambia 1976  2054 1995 D3
Ghana 1601 1581 1991 c100
Libya 0690   1976 5dh
Malta 1225 2001 6c
Tanzania     1999 370s
Yemen Republic 0196m Bl 19 1996 150R