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10 December 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 156

1995, South Africa, endangered animals

The Serinus citrinipectus is more commonly known as a lemon breasted canary. They are completely dependent on the lala palm where they breed and build their nests. These palms are increasingly being used for crafts and curios (the fruit) and even beer or wine (the sap) and the fronds for thatching and weaving. Successful breeding of these birds rarely happens outside of the protected areas.

for the letter S - South Africa


Mail Adventures said...

A beautiful stamp, indeed.

Heleen said...

I agree, beautiful stamp!

Joy said...

Pretty little bird, South Africa do superb bird stamps.

FinnBadger said...

I always think South African stamps are a great showcase for that country's wide variety of animals and plants.

Bob Scotney said...

I'll bet it drinks the sap! Great stamp.