Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Owls from Taiwan

Chunghwa Post issued a set of 4 postage stamps on July 7, 2011 stamps on the owls of Taiwan.  Owls are known as "cat head hawks" in Chinese because their flat faces give them a catlike appearance.  Most owls are nocturnal and prey on insects, small birds and mammals.  There are currently 12 species of owls in Taiwan, all of which are listed as protected species.

James affixed 3 of the 4 stamps on the nice FDC above:
NT$5 - Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
NT$5 - Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia)
NT$10 - Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

The last stamp (NT$25) depicts the Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei).

Thanks a lot James! ><

Mailing date: 7 July 2011
Delivery date: 19 July 2011

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