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The contrasts of nature in Kyrgyzstan highlighted with a special stamp issue

The contrasts of nature in Kyrgyzstan highlighted with a special stamp issue
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StampNews.com got to know that Kyrgyz Express Post is issuing released the second series of stamps "Fauna of Kyrgyzstan". The issue consisting of four stamps depicts typical representatives of the Kyrgyz animal world: Saker Falcon, Yak, Central Asian Ibex and Snow Leopard.

The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a very large falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China.

The Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica) is a species of ibex that lives in central Asia. It has traditionally been treated as a subspecies of the Alpine ibex, and whether it is specifically distinct from other ibex is still not entirely clear. It is the longest and heaviest members of the genus Capra, though its shoulder height is surpassed by the markhor.

The yak (Bos grunniens and Bos mutus) is a long-haired bovid found throughout the Himalaya region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. Most yaks are domesticated Bos grunniens. There is also a small, vulnerable population of wild yaks, Bos mutus.

The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because as of 2003, the size of the global population was estimated at 4,080-6,590 adults, of which fewer than 2,500 individuals may reproduce in the wild.

The Contrasts of Nature in Kyrgyzstan Souvenir Sheet of stamps

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