Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Capercaillie (Grouse)

Series, "Wild Birds" / Capercaillie

This is postmarked in 2011 with a Ukraine stamp.

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The Western Capercaillie, also known as the Wood Grouse, Heather Cock or Capercaillie is the largest member of the grouse family, reaching over 100 cm in length and 6.7 kg in weight. The largest one ever recorded in captivity had a weight of 7.2 kg. (15.9 lbs). Found across Europe and Asia, it is renowned for its mating display.
Ukraine (Ukraina) stamp 2007
Definitive Issue
A quill and ink well bottle

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