Monday, 10 December 2012

Romania- Eurasian Hobby

With a name like Eurasian Hobby, you mightn't think it's a bird but this small slim bird is a Falcon
(Falco subbuteo ) and can be found in open farmland, marshes, taiga and savannah. 
This bird has great acrobatic skills , can capture swifts and swallows on the wing   and was used  in  falconry, trained to hawk birds such as quails larks and hoopoes.
 Stamp is from the 2007 series  Birds of Prey