EURASIAN BITTERN

(Botaurus stellaris)

also known as Great Bittern & Bittern (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 80 / 451
Clements 2000 20.0620
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5)  20-59
A medium sized bird (about 64 cm) found in much of Africa south of the equator and in Eurasia. In Southern Africa it is an uncommon to rare resident found in the Okavango and the eastern and southern areas. A secretive bird, it is found in reed-beds and marshes. It normally lives off fish, frogs and crustaceans

List of Stamps showing Eurasian Bittern

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Afghanistan 1273 1659 1989 10a
Algeria 1355   2001 d10
Belarus 205 0187 1996 400r
Bulgaria 2931 2983 1981 8s
Finland  1556m 1480  1999 3 kr
Germany (East) 423 0689 1959 10pf
Great Britain 1918 1618 1996 35p
Great Britain 2770 2007 1st