AFRICAN GRASS OWL

Also known as Grass Owl

(Tyto capensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 393 / 161
Clements 2000 77.0110
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
72-12

 

A medium bird ( 34 to 37 cm) found in Africa from the Cape to Ethiopia, southern Asia and Australia. Two populations are found in southern Africa, one in Zimbabwe and the other in Lesotho/ Transvaal. It is an uncommon to rare resident inhabiting long grass near vleis and marshes. It is usually found in pairs, hunts nocturnally and lives off rodents

 

List of Stamps showing  African Grass Owl

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

China 3971 2599 1995 1y
Lesotho 1868   2001 M1
Zimbabwe 0989   1999 $5.60