Owls on Stamps  – Poland 1990.

Owls on Stamps  – Poland 1990.

Stamps on Owls issued by Poland on 06 Nov 1990.

200  Zl- Little Owl          500  Zl- Tawny Owl          1000  Zl- Short-eared Owl

POLAND OWLS 1990 1
POLAND 1990- OWLS

1500  Zl- Long-eared  Owl          2000  Zl- Western Barn Owl

POLAND OWLS 1990 2
POLAND 1990 – LS
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Stamps on Toucans – Brazil 1983.

Stamps on Toucans – Brazil 1983.

Stamps on Toucans issued by Brazil on 21 May 1983. Toucans are closely related to American Barbets and have large colourful bills.

205 Brazilian Cruzeiro –  Green-billed Toucan.

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BRAZIL 1983- GREEN-BILLED TOUCAN

Protect Wildlife – Black Patridge – Stamps of Pakistan 1975

Protect Wildlife – Black Patridge – Stamps of Pakistan 1975

Black Patridge or Blackwood patridge is found in South-east Asia but extinct in Singapore now. It was placed in Vulnerable in IUCN list. It now also known as Black Francolin and is considered as a game bird in the Pheasant family. Now in the least concern list of IUCN. It is also the State Bird of Indian State of Haryana.

Pakistan issued two stamps on Balck Patridge on 30 Sep 1975 under the Protect Wildlife Series. A 2.25 rupees stamp is listed.

PAKISTAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
PAKISTAN 1975- PROTECT WILDLIFE – BLACK PATRIDGE

Wildlife Conservation – Owls – Stamps of USA 1978.

Wildlife Conservation – Owls – Stamps of USA 1978.

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USA 1978-WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OWLS

Great Horned Owl-It is also known as Tiger owl or Hoot Owl. Now in the least concern category of IUCN.

Saw-Whet Owl- Smallest Owl species in North America Now in the least concern category of IUCN.

The United States Postal Service issued a 3 cents stamp on Owls on 26 Aug 1978 under the Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation –Pronghorn Antelope – Stamps of USA 1956

Wildlife Conservation –Pronghorn Antelope – Stamps of USA 1956.

The Pronghorn is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to Western and Central North America. Though not an antelope it is colloquially known as American Antelope or prongbuck. Its closest relatives are Giraffe and Okapi. It is the fastest land mammal in Western Hemisphere reaching up to 35mph

Conservation – By the 1920’s the Population reduced to 13,000. The efforts of Boone and Crockett Club, it’s Chairman George Bird Grinnell, CA Sheldon paid dividends. Land was purchased and Charles Alexander Sheldon antelope refuge in Northern Nevada was created by Grinnell and T Gilbert Pearson. President Hoover added another 549,000-acre tract in 1936 for Pronghorn recovery.

Today the Population is about 500,000 to 1,000,000. Maximum population in Wyoming and parts of Northern Colorado. Now listed in the least concern category of IUCN.

The United States Postal Service issued a 3 cents stamp on Whooping Crane on 22 Jun 1956 under the Wildlife Conservation series.

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USA 1956-WILDLIFE CONSERVATION -PRONGHORN ANTELOPE.

Wildlife Conservation – Whooping Crane – Stamps of USA 1957.

Wildlife Conservation – Whooping Crane – Stamps of USA 1957.

Whooping Crane and Sandhill Crane are the only two species of Cranes found in North America. Whooping Crane is named so for its whooping sound. It is the tallest North American bird and an endangered species.

By 1941 only about 21Whooping cranes were left in wild and two in captivity due to unregulated hunting and habitat changes.

Conservation – The Whooping Crane was declared endangered in 1967. The efforts of  Robert Porter Allen, Patuxent Wildlife research centre Maryland, George W Archibald, International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin the population of  Whooping cranes now stands at 800+

Canadian Wildlife Service counted 266 birds at Wood Buffalo National Park Alberta Canada, US Fish and Wildlife service counted 505 Whooping Cranes arriving at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. 177 Cranes in flocks and around161 in Captivity puts the figure at 800+.

The UnitedStates Postal Service issued a 3 cents stamp on Whooping Crane on 22 Nov 1957 under the Wildlife Conservation series.

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USA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION 1957- WHOOPING CRANES.