Hello and welcome to my entry for Sunday Stamps. I did not participate last week as I only had a stamp of a spider, which our hostess does not like.
Anyway, onto endangered species. I have shared this stamp before but it is very appropriate for today.
As I wrote a few years ago:
This is a pretty bird with a sad story behind it. This is the Azores bullfinch. Its species name is Pyrrhula murina, and it is endemic (meaning it is found only there) to the islands of the Azores, a small archipelago of islands in the North Atlantic that belong to Portugal.
Not only that, it is endemic to one island only, São Miguel Island.
Not only that, it is found only in the forests of the mountains in the eastern part of the island.
It likes the native laurel forests, and it is threatened by deforestation and the growth of non-native species.
In 2003, it was estimated that there were only 400 individuals left. However in 2008 it was estimated that there were 775 individuals left, so there is some hope.
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