VERREAUX'S EAGLE-OWL

Also known as  Spotted Eagle-Owl

(Bubo lacteus)

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Roberts VI / VII 402 / 166
Clements 2000 78.0820
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 73-73

 

A very large bird (58 to 65 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a fairly common resident found north of the Orange River and Zululand. It is a solitary bird, mostly nocturnal, inhabiting woodland, savanna and tree lined water courses. It eats mammals (monkeys and hedgehogs) and birds (up to Secretary Birds).

 

List of Stamps showing Verreaux's Eagle-Owl

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Gambia 0400 0374 1978 20b
South Africa 1625   2007 Int Let
Zambia 0769 0729 1997 K300
Zambia 0733 m 0733 1997 K900
Zimbabwe 0853 0503 1993 $1.16