Sunday, 19 March 2023

How Green


1946: Local Motives (Design J Douy; Engraver WV Paris)

Where is our dancer's gaze?

1960: Butterflies and Agricultural Products

Perhaps seeing one of the local butterflies fluttering by, I don't know what the Malagasy call it so will have to stick to its scientific name - Acraea hova.  It lives in forests so the stamp has a nice leafy green background.

1973: Fauna

Next a species that is green, the Golden-fronted Leafbird, also an inhabitant of forests

1990: Birds

But for all over green it has to be this pair of Green-rumped parrotlet found in northeastern South America and the island of Trinidad.  I wondered why it was called a parrotlet and then saw its size - 4.7 inches (12cm) long.

1958: Mongolian Animals
Lastly a very green goat.

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Green - See It On A Postcard


viridian said...

Lots of green! I like the parrotlets. I wonder is they can be pet birds.

violet s said...

So many wonderful greens this week - the goat! - so much cashmere on this guy, the green birds (googled the parrotlets - so cute) and the Malagasy stamps! - you even have a great language stamp with Latin, French and Malagasy. I hadn't seen a stamp with the country name written in French.

Mail Adventures said...

Those birds couldn't be greener!