Colorful Stamps Feature Macaws and Parrots of South America
Go on a bird-watching safari without leaving the comfort of your home with this set of four mint stamp sheets honoring macaws and parrots (macaws are part of the parrot family). Each stamp pictures a different species identified by both its common and scientific names. Look at the neat facts I uncovered about some of the birds pictured on these stamps:
• Scarlet macaws live in the Amazon basin of South America and at the southern tip of Mexico. Their feathers are mostly red, with accents of blue and yellow on the wings and tail. These macaws mate for life and have been known to live for 75 years in captivity.
• Harlequin macaws are hybrid birds made from a cross between a blue and gold macaw and a green-winged macaw. They’re popular as pets and are very friendly and social – talking and even laughing!
• The military macaw is named for its mostly green plumage that resembles a military parade uniform. When in the wild, they often fly several hundred miles a day.
• The hyacinth macaw is the largest macaw and flying parrot species, reaching a length of about 3.3 feet from head to tail.
• Jandaya parakeets are small parrots with zygodactyl feet, which means they have two toes in front and back, which allows them to do acrobatic tricks such as hanging upside down!
You’ll discover several more birds when you order your set. Send for yours today and add these beautiful and intelligent birds to your collection.