CAPE EAGLE OWL

(Bubo capensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 400 / 164
Clements 2000 78.0740
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 73-67

 

A large bird (48 to 53 cm) found in southern and eastern Africa. In southern Africa it is an uncommon to rare resident found in the southern and western Cape, through to the eastern Transvaal.  It inhabits rocky and mountainous country and is solitary and nocturnal. It eats small mammals and birds.

 

List of Stamps showing Cape Eagle Owl

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ciskei 0021 0021 1981 R2
South Africa 1623   2007 Int Let
Tanzania   2405 1996 300s
Zimbabwe 0988   1999 $1.20