PEL'S FISHING-OWL

(Scotopelia peli)

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Roberts VI / VII 403 / 168
Clements 2000 78.0910
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 73-81

 

A very large bird (about 63 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa, it is rare (locally common), found from Zululand to Mocambique, northern Zimbabwe and northern Botswana. It inhabits forests bordering larger rivers and swamps and lives off fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Pel's Fishing-Owl

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0852 0629 1997 5t
Botswana  0936   2000 P2
Congo (Brazzaville)   1460 1996 300f
Gabon 0743 0755 1980 150f
Ghana 1620 1568 1991 c100
Lesotho 1932   2004 M6
Lesotho MS 1932   2004 M6
Liberia   1683 1996 50c
Liberia     2000 $15
Malawi 1018 mf   2003 K50
Mozambique 1430 1366 1996 6000m
Rumania 5388ms 4696 1991 2Le
South Africa 1626   2007 Int Let
Swaziland 0399 0398 1982 35c
Swaziland 0400  0399 1982 35c
Swaziland 0401 0400 1982 35c
Swaziland 0402 0401 1982 35c
Swaziland 0403 0402 1982 35c
Zambia 0770 0730 1997 K500
Zambia 0773 m 0734 1997 K900
Zimbabwe 0851 0501 1993 59c