Friday, October 4, 2013


First of two great postcards showing native wildlife...This one with unique birds of the country...Thanks a lot Tiffany!!

With matching bird and personalised cute dog stamp:
 Australian Bush Babies II
Laughing Kookaburra
(Issued  02.04.2013)
Australian birds: Kookaburra - Cockatiel - Scaly breasted Lorikeet - Little Corella.

Australia has about 800 species of bird, ranging from the tiny 8 cm Weebill to the huge, flightless Emu.
It's the  land of parrots and honeyeaters, home to bowerbirds, megapodes and birds of paradise. Lyrebirds, emus and apostle birds are uniquely Australian.

Most of the world's cockatoos are Australian, and no continent other than South America has more parrots.

Also most of the songbirds belong to families not found on other continents (Australia is possible the birthplace of all the world's songbirds)- despite their names such as 'robin', 'magpie' and 'wren' given  by homesick settlers in the early days of white colonisation.

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