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4 December 2009

Biodiversity : Between north and south of the Atlas

Maxicard
Common Ostrich (駝鳥)
Morocco (1998)

29th October, 2009. Rabat Postal Museum, Rabat

The Atlas, is a range of mountains through Morocco, Algeria and western of Tunisia, it separates southern Mediterranean coastline and Sarah Desert to these three countries. In the northern part of the Atlas is Mediterranean climate and the southern part is dried desert climate, thus there has biodiversity in these countries, and Morocco is in the eastern part of this area.

Common Ostrich is a flightless bird widely to be found in grassland and desert of Africa, wild life ostriches live in Western Sarah, where is the area of grassland and Sarah Desert. Ostrich is the largest bird in the world, males can be measured more than 2,5 meter high and 155 kilogram. Although it can not fly, it advantaged in run. Now ostrich becomes a popular poultry and feed it humanly worldwide.

Nightingale is a songbird widely to be found in Europe and part of north-west of Africa, it also commonly fed by human as well as ostrich but it only for pet birds. Wild life nightingales are live in coastline of Morocco, from Atlantic to Mediterranean. Nightingale stamps also appeared on the stamps of Spain and Slovenia, which are in envelope or maxicard format respectively.

Below cover was a return envelope for above maxicard, two items totally three sets of the stamps have been used. For enough postage, a make-up rate stamp to be affixed on the envelope, which is an Iris (鳶尾花) stamp issued on 1968. However so pity that it hasn't been cancelled.

L : Nightingale (夜鶯) ; R : Common Ostrich (駝鳥)
Morocco (1998)

29th October, 2009. Rabat Postal Museum, Rabat
29th October, 2009. Rabat Central
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