Friday, November 12, 2010

World Bird festival 2001-Tristan da Cunha

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Tristan da Cunha Post has issued the miniature sheet depicted species of the Spectacled Petrel. This sheet as commemorative of Tristan da Cunha at the World Bird Festival 2001.
The Spectacled Petrel is a member of the Procellaria genus.The Spectacled Petrel, Procellaria conspicillata, is a rare seabird that nests in burrows ,only on the high western plateau of Inaccessible Island in the Tristan da Cunha group.
This Petrel breeds annually and will lay one egg in its nest, which is situated in wet heath above 380 m .Their nests are burrows along the banks of rivers, and also in marshes.The Spectacled Petrel eats cephalopods, fish, and crustaceans.The Spectacled Petrel is a large, approximately 55 cm  in length, predominately black Petrel. It does have white bands around its eyes, and it’s bill is yellow. Their lifespan averages 26.4 years.

2 comments:

  1. Bird Festival 2001? Is the year a typo?

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  2. Yes, the sheet issued in conjunctive with the World Bird Festival 2001.

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