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Birds of Prey Set of 10 Stamps

Catalogue code
AS4431

World renowned photographer Tim Flach, helps Royal Mail celebrate the UK’s Birds of Prey with a set of ten exclusive new stamps.Brought to you in pristine condition as two horizontal se-tenant strips of five First Class stamps.Featuring:

  • White-tailed Eagle - Haliaeetus albicilla
  • Merlin - Falco columbarius
  • Hobby - Falco subbuteo
  • Buzzard - Buteo buteo
  • Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos
  • Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
  • Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis
  • Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus
  • Red Kite - Milvus milvus
  • Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
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Ten Special Stamps brought to you in pristine condition as two horizontal se-tenant strips of five
First Class stamps. Featuring:

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
This very large eagle catches fish or sea birds with a low, slow approach.

Merlin Falco columbarius
The smallest UK raptor, it can be found nesting underneath heather.

Hobby Falco subbuteo
Migrates from Africa in the spring to breed and is incredibly nimble.

Buzzard Buteo buteo
Since the 1970s has seen a huge increase in numbers thanks to more
nesting areas.

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Soars over the Scottish Highlands catching rabbits, hares and birds.

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
20 years ago was our most common raptor, but numbers are now in decline.

Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
This aggressive, forest-dwelling hunter twists and turns through the trees.

Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
This little hawk is most commonly seen in gardens catching small birds.

Red Kite Milvus milvus
By 1903 they had been persecuted close to extinction but there are now
an estimated 900 pairs in Wales and can be seen soaring together in many
places across the UK.

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
A supreme hunter and considered the fastest living creature on Earth.

Stamp Specifications:

Mint Stamps Birds of Prey

Stamp format Landscape

Stamp size 37mm x 35mm

Design Royal Mail Group Ltd, based on
original designs by GBH

Photography Tim Flach

Printer International Security Printers

Print process Lithography

Perforations 14 x 14.5

Phosphor Bars as appropriate

Gum PVA

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