Thursday, 4 October 2012

Australia- Little Penguin

The latest in bird stamps from Australia, the famous Little penguins of Phillip Island. They are of course in more places than Phillip Island but this is a popular place where the small feathered penguins can be observed at close range. 
Notes on the stamps...on the left is the lick n stick version, on the right is a self adhesive.
Many thanks to my friend Robin for sending this with a good clear postmark of Seymour South.
The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) also known as fairy Penguin  is  the smallest species of penguin growing to an average of  33 cm (13 in) tall and 43 cm (17 in) tall.  Found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand .