Archive for the ‘endangered species’ Tag

#1097 Peru 16/10/28

My mother has sent my this very nice postcard from her trip to Peru. It was posted in Machu Picchu on October 28, 2016.

Ths stamps depict the endangered birds white-bellied cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus) and marvellous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis).

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#254 Cocos Islands 09/11/23

Thank you very much, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from the Cocos Islands! It was posted on November 23, 2009.

The cover and the right stamp commemorate the 400th anniversary of the islands’ discovery by William Keeling. The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on April 21, 2009. The middle stamp depicts the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas); it was issued on August 4, 2009. Finally, the left stamp (issued on February 28, 2008) depicts the Saunders’s Tern (Sternula saundersi).

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