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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Birds of prey - eagles - Gibraltar



Official WWF stamps featuring the Red Kite. The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species is currently endemic to the Western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa, though formerly also occurred just outside in northern Iran.[2] It is a rare species which is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and northwest Africa, but birds from northeastern and central Europe winter further south and west, reaching south to Turkey. Vagrants have reached north to Finland and south to Israel and Libya. The stamps are multi coloured and issued on 30-9-96 in the denomination 34p each.

Hereunder I am showing a set of 4 stamps on eagles under title Red Kite.

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