Sunday, July 28, 2019

Europa CEPT 2019 National Birds on FDC from Germany

Deutsche Post issued one stamp for Europa CEPT 2019 National Birds theme on 2.5.2019, with pair yellowhammer birds. The yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump, and yellow under parts. Other plumages are duller versions of the same pattern. The yellowhammer is common in open areas with some shrubs or trees, and forms small flocks in winter.

Thank you so much, Holger, for this beautiful FDC and mint stamp inside!

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