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Great Horned Owl (Bubo Virginianus) Alberta

Birds of Canada

Title

Great Horned Owl (Bubo Virginianus) Alberta

Denomination

PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)

Date of Issue

July 12, 2016

Year

Quantity

930,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Birds of Canada

Series Time Span

2016 - 2017

Perforation or Dimension

20 mm x 24 mm

Printer

Colour Innovations

Creators

Design: Kosta Tsetsekas, John Belisle (Signals). Illustration: Keith Martin.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 400,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours

Souvenir sheet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 130,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 114 mm x 92 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Cancellation Location: Witless Bay NL
Original Price: $5.25
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm

About Stamp

Great horned owl (Alberta) – The owl is named for its ear-like “horns,” which are actually just tufts of feathers. It has a deep hooting voice and a yellow-eyed stare, and can swivel its head more than 180 degrees to compensate for eyes that don't move in their sockets. Vise-like talons allow it to prey on animals as large as skunks and rabbits. The night hunter was selected as the province's official bird in a vote by schoolchildren.

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