Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stamp of the Day: Woodpecker

Last night when out walking we heard a woodpecker drumming on an old tree in the forest. That reminded me of this stamp, which I think is the only one I have seen where part of the stamp is being destroyed by the animal on the stamp. Note how the letter are being hacked away by this efficient bird.

The stamp was published as part of the celebration of the Biological Museum (Biologiska Museet) in Sweden.

The bird (spillkraka) is similar to the pileated woodpecker of North America.

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