Monday, August 8, 2011

Cover # 2: Taiwan!

Thank You, Mr. Chen.

The two stamps are two different species of of owls.

The first stamp, the one worth 10 Taiwan Dollars, depicts a Tawny owl, or Strix aluco.Also known as the  Brown Owl, it is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia. Its underparts are pale with dark streaks, and the upperparts are either brown or grey. This owl doesn't migrate and highly territorial.

The second stamp, worth 5 Taiwan Dollars, depicts a Oriental Scops Owl, or Otus sunia. It is a kind of owl found in dry deciduous forests of Southern Asian countries.These birds are medium sized and have a brownish complexion. It helps them stay camouflaged when they rest on tree trunks It is remarkable for its shrill, far-reaching hoot, by witch it is often detected..  They are also notable for their keen sense of hearing

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