St Pierre et Miquelon Annual Bird Issue (7th January 2023)

Wilson’s Phalarope

Valid for postage solely from St Pierre et Miquelon for internal use, or for postage to France and Overseas Territories, for postal items up to 20g. Wilson’s Phalarope  (Steganopus tricolor) belongs to the family of Sandpipers and Allies (Scolopacidae)  and is classified as a bird of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.  Geographically, this bird is primarily native to the western and central areas of North and South America; as well as being present in Central America.  The IUCN Red List indicates that the numbers of the Wilson’s Phalarope are on an upward trend, though there are no accurate estimates of the population size.  Within St Pierre et Miquelon, the Wilson’s Phalarope is considered an extant and vagrant bird, given that the distribution is largely to the west of the North American continent.

Technical details: Dimensions: 52mm x 31mm. Printing: offset. Designer: photograph by Valérie Jackman.  Print run: 20,000, available in sheets of 25 stamps.

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