SOUTHERN WHITE-FACED SCOPS-OWL

Also known as Southern White-faced Owl,
White-faced Owl or White-faced Scops Owl

(Ptilopsis granti or Otus leucotis)

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Roberts VI / VII 397 / 163
Clements 2000 78.0670
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
73-34

 

A small to medium bird (25 to 28 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. It southern Africa it is a fairly common resident found throughout except for the south. It is solitary and nocturnal and inhabits woodland and savanna. It hunts from a perch and eats rodents

 

List of Stamps showing Southern White-faced Scops Owl

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Gambia 1012 1011 1990 D1.25
Gambia 1012 (sheet) 1011 1990 D1.25
Gambia 2387   1996 D15
Namibia 0791   1998 $1.50
Rwanda 1238  1311 1985 20f
Sierra Leone 1909A 1914  1992 Le750
Zimbabwe 0712  0362 1987 26c