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Posted 01/14/2021   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sc#3922 2013 60c 40 Spotted Pardalote. Pardalotus Quadragintus.
One of Australia's rarest birds.
...and such a beautiful fellow.

The birds deliberately clip the leaf stalks of the manna-gum tree, a species of eucalyptus, with their bills. In many cases the tree responds to the wounds by exuding sticky and nutritious manna gum over the next few days, which the birds harvest. Biologists call this foraging behaviour "mining" or "farming".

"Mining for tree exudates is an unusual foraging behaviour among birds," says Case. "This is the first record of an Australian bird that mines trees."
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Cameroon
Unique Birds of the World
May 3, 1991
The stamp set depicts shrike and Grey-necked Bald Rockfowl.
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The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetas) makes another appearance on this thread. This one (Sc #773a) is a stuffed and mounted display at the Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. Stamp was issued on July 10, 2004 as one of a pair of se-tenant, one lita values publicizing the museum.

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April 17, 2002
The stamp set depicts Rufous-breasted Hermit, Black-throated Mango, Tufted Coquette, and White-chested Emerald.
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I have an album containing all fifty of the state birds on Fleetwood cachetes cacheted covers. Does anyone have interest in seeing them? I have always thought of these as fairly common.
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On February 3, 2007 Latvia issued this 5 santims stamp as a part of its Municipal Coats of Arms series. Arms are those of the village of Staicele (pop. 854) in the north central part of the country, near the border with Estonia.

From staicelesnovads.lv/2007, "Staicele is the farthest northern place where these magnificent birds (white stork/ Ciconia Ciconia) nest in colonies. In Staicele town emblem a white stork is outlined against the background of a dark blue sky."

From wikipedia, "The area of Staicele has been inhabited only since the 19th century when a tavern and a ferryman's house on the banks of the Salaca River are mentioned."

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Posted 02/23/2021   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Info on the link between Staicele and storks can be found on this site (starting with In Europe and in the whole world ... ):

http://www.staicelesnovads.lv/2007_2012/eng.php
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Posted 02/23/2021   9:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks 22crows! Great link...I have amended the posting.
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December 11, 2019
The stamp set depicts Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans, ) Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus vigilax), and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus nesiotes).
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17th February 2021
Definitives: Guernsey Birds




Designed by Bridget Yabsley
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Here ia a 13 santims value Sc #369) from Latvia's Municipal Coats of Arms series. This version of the design was issued on April 12, 1996. The stamp depicts the arms of Preili (pop. 8600) in the southeast of the country. A large raven (Corvus corax) is shown on a gold background. Recently (2012), the arms have been amended to include a four-leaf clover behind the raven's head and upper body.

From heraldry-wiki.com, "The arms were granted in 1938: a raven. The raven is a symbol of wisdom in Latvian folklore."

As the photo of a raven shows, "artistic license" was taken with the raven's morphology. Its distinctive beak was changed to that of a raptor.


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South Africa
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June 5, 2000
The stamp set depicts Tawny Eagle and Cape Vulture.
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From 1999 to 2004, Germany issued eight stamps highlighting threatened species. The last stamp (Mi #2393) of this series, depicting a white stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, was issued on April 7, 2004.

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Posted 03/21/2021   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Three silver hawks are depicted on this March 15, 2012 , 5 santims definitive "coat of arms" stamp of Latvia. Stamp depicts the arms of the town of Smiltene (pop. 5536) in northern Latvia.

From the smiltene.lv website, "Over the mountains, at the top of the shield, three silver hawks fly...symbolizing a strong spirit, strength and high goals."


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