29 February 2016
One of the world's largest and rarest eagles features on the latest in Guernsey Post's Endangered Species stamp series.
One of the world's largest and rarest eagles features on the latest in Guernsey Post's Endangered Species stamp series. The new £3 miniature sheet features an illustration by wildlife artist Joel Kirk who has worked on all Guernsey Posts's Endangered Species stamps to date.
Joel travels around the world to see wildlife in its natural habitat, in order to create his illustrations. The Philippine Eagle is shown on the stamp sheet staring ahead with its piercing yellow eyes. The bird is depicted against a forest background.
THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE
The Philippine Eagle is on the Critically Engangered list and there are believed to be only 500 of this species left in the wild. This eagle is native to the Philipinnes, where it lives on four islands: Leyte, Luzon, Samar and Mindanao. It has brown and white feathers, a black beak and yellow feet. The bird can grow up to a metre in length and has a two-metre wingspan.
To order the miniature sheet, visit the Guernsey Post website.