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Australian Kingfishers


Australia post issued a set of stamp featuring Australian Kingfishers. Australian Kingfishers comprise a distinctive and spectacular group.

There are 95 species worldwide, 10 occurring in Australia. Two species are endemic – the Red-backed Kingfisher and the Laughing Kookaburra – and eight are shared with other countries.

This new stamp issue comprises four denominations, featuring the following Kingfisher species:
* 60c Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius ).
* $1.20 Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus ).
* $1.80 Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii ).
* $3.00 Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Syma torotoro ).

Title: Australian Kingfishers
Date of Issue: 26 October 2010
Country: Australia
Denominations: 60c, $1.20, $1.80, $3.00

Source: www.stamps.com.au

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