MARSH OWL

Also known as African Marsh Owl

(Asio capensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 395 / 171
Clements 2000 78.1870
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
73-158

 

A medium bird (36 to 37 cm) found in Africa, Madagascar and southern Spain. In southern Africa it is a common resident absent from the drier west. It is normally solitary and inhabits grasslands, vleis and marshes. It eats small rodents, insects and birds.

 

List of Stamps showing Marsh Owl

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ciskei 0177 0183 1991 21c
Congo (Brazzaville)   1461 1996 500f
Grenadines of St Vincent     2001 $1.40
Malagasy 1047 1513 1993 45f
St Vincent 4827   2001 $1.40
Zimbabwe 0991   1999 $9.90