Sunday, April 29, 2012

Marine Life of Norway–Mackerel

Norway Post regularly issued the stamp set features marine life. The fifth series is a single stamp have issued that  featured  Atlantic mackerel  or called Scomber scombrus on May 2, 2007 . Mackerel is an excellent source of Phosphatidylserine as an important brain food that can have positive effects on ADHD and Alzheimer patients.


The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), is a pelagic schooling species of mackerel found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic mackerel are sought after for food either cooked or as sashimi. It consists mostly of red meat and has a strong taste desirable to some consumers. Atlantic mackerel is extremely high in vitamin B12. Atlantic mackerel is also very high in omega 3 (a class of fatty acids), containing nearly twice as much per unit weight as does salmon.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wildlife of Luxembourg - 2001

Luxembourg Post issued the stamp series of wildlife on Dec 06,  2001 features  squirell, wild boar, hare, and wood pigeon.This is the first set in a new cycle of postal values dedicated to animals living in our fields and forests. The stamps depict the following subjects, painted in oil on canvas by Lorraine wildlife artist Yvan Ridel de Blénod-les-Toul (France):
L'écure (Kaweechelchen)
Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and have been introduced to Australia.Squirrels typically have slender bodies with bushy tails and large eyes. Their fur is generally soft and silky, Squirrels live in almost every habitat from tropical rainforest to semiarid desert. They are predominantly herbivorous, subsisting on seeds and nuts, but many will eat insects and even small vertebrates .This small rodent is perfectly suited to life in the trees : it is an excellent climber that is always on alert to avoid being surprised by a marten or a hawk. Everyone loves this gentle animal with its pleasing appearance, beautiful large reddish tail, and graceful manner. With its gnawing teeth, the squirrel can easily open the nuts and pine cones that make up its primary nourishment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Green Snaketail–Belarus

On  August  10, 2010 , Belarus Post collaborated with WWF organization proudly issued the stamp set features the endangered species Green Snaketail, a specific dragonfly that widespread in Europe. The issue consist of 4 postage stamps and one local first day cover depicted Green Snaketail on the bottom part.

Ophiogompus Cecilia is a species of dragonfly from the Gomphidae Family. Its wingspan is up to 7.5 cm and body length up to 5 cm.The Green Snaketail is a very pretty, easily recognizable dragonfly; it combines three colours; Its eyes, head and thorax are green (which becomes deeper and brighter with age), while its abdomen is black and yellow.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Birds of Slovenia - 2011

Slovenia Post proudly issue the stamp set features the birds of their country.on 23 September 2011 The issue consist of three postage stamps depicted White-backed woodpecker, Eurasian curlew,  Ortolan bunting and one souvenir sheet consist of one postage stamp depicted White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).

White-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)
The White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) is a Eurasian woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos which lives primarily in deciduous forests with a high percentage of old trees and rotting trunks and stumps.The male has a red crown, the female a black one.It is the largest of the spotted woodpeckers in the western Palearctic, 24–26 cm long with wing-span 38–40 cm and has plumage with white bars across the wings rather than spots, and a white lower back.

In the breeding season, to hatch their eggs and raise their young, they excavate nest holes with oval entrances, usually in the trunks of dead beech trees. They most often feed on insects.
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