Sunday, September 9, 2007

Stamp of the Day: Alförrädare

This is Steller's eider in English (Polysticta stelleri in Latin), and is very special since it is alone in its genus (Wikipedia link). This stamp of the day is especially for AnS, who loves to be in the Swedish archipelago and listen to these birds' song in the spring. The stamp is from Aland, that little island between Sweden and Finland. Aren't they pretty? As with most birds, it is the male that gets to show off most colors.

1 comment:

EH said...

They are so nice LS!