Monday, 30 January 2012
From a painting by world renowned wildlife artist, John James Audubon, here you see a pair of Band-tailed pigeons posted from Essone in France. Conservation efforts halted the decline in numbers of these large pigeons, but it appears they are still under pressure from over-hunting.
Saturday, 21 January 2012
In conjunction with WWF, in 2011 Serbia put the endangered Pygmy Cormorant(Phalacrocorax pygmeus) on stamps. These birds are now a protected species as numbers have declined due to habitat loss and polluted waters.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Stunning image of the marvelous golden eagle on a lettersheet from Finland. Part of the series "The endangered animals in Finland". This is a wonderful piece of modern postal stationary suitable for any thematic bird stamp collector.Thank you to my friends in Finland who sent this.