Australia Post pays tribute to the pioneering Gould League in its centenary year (1909-2009), with the release of the stunning Australian Songbirds stamp issue. John Gould, in whose honour the Gould League was named, first described two of the species shown on the stamps.
The four stamps feature depictions of native songbirds by leading wildlife artist Christopher Pope, who acquired his love of wildlife while growing up in small regional South Australian towns.
The four songbirds featured on the stamps are:
Green Catbird - 55c
Noisy Scrub-bird - $1.10
Mangrove Golden Whistler - $1.65
Scarlett Honeyeather - $2.75