Europa CEPT 2019 National Birds on cover from Monaco
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h during its characteristic high-speed dive, making it the fastest bird in the world and the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV program, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h. This beautiful stamp is issued on 6.5.2019.