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Europa 2019 - National Birds - PP M/S - Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack
GBP £4.17
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Technical details
  • 08.02.2019
  • Stephen Perera
  • Jonathan Pointer
  • Cartor Security Printers
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4 Colours
  • 30 x 40mm
  • £1.66, £1.66
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About Europa 2019 - National Birds - PP M/S

The Barbary Partridge, Alectoris Barbara, belongs to the family Phasianidae, and is distinguished from other partridges by its blue-grey bib framed with chestnut brown. It is described as having ‘a brown crown/ventral nape which shows up well on raising, resembling a Mohican haircut’. The partridge’s plump body and short bill are typical of Gallinaceous birds, which include pheasants and grouse. Gibraltar’s Barbary Partridge will never be prized for its song which is described as a ‘series of shrill, broken monosyllable clucks with interposed double notes’ (scan the stamp with the Cee-app to listen to the bird). Its meat however might be a little more appealing to some, and that is possibly how the birds originally came to the Rock.

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