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Gorgeous birds – joint issue of Russian and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Gorgeous birds – joint issue of Russian and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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StampNews.com got to know that a joint issue of Russian Federation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was released on the 12th of October. These are two stamps that depict gorgeous birds, two kinds of hawks – Sparrowhawk and Osprey.

The osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts.

The osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica, although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.

Sparrowhawks are small birds of prey. They're adapted for hunting birds in confined spaces like dense woodland, so gardens are ideal hunting grounds for them. Adult male sparrowhawks have bluish-grey back and wings and orangey-brown bars on their chest and belly. Females and young birds have brown back and wings, and brown bars underneath. Sparrowhawks have bright yellow or orangey eyes, long, yellow legs and long talons. Females are larger than males, as with most birds of prey.

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