Tropical Birds 1966
Browne Bros Birds, Butterflies & Moths Tropical Birds 1966 Tropical Birds 1966 25 - This colourful set showcases exotic and beautiful examples from the avian world and the text on the card backs give plenty of information about the featured bird. We learn for instance that the Violet Plantain Eater of West Africa has flight feathers which contain a copper compound (turacin) which is so soluble it washed out in the rain, or that the King Bird of Paradise from New Guinea has two middle feathers of wire-like shafts with a metallic emerald disc at the end. Other birds include the Carmine Bee Eater which native watch in flight to locate the bee nests and get honey, the West African Crowned Crane which stands 4ft high and has been kept for ornamental purposes, the Grey-Headed Kingfisher which lives in dry savannahs, the Toco Toucan which has a long feathered tongue which is highly sensitive, Roseate Spoonbills and American species with a figure of eight convolution of the windpipe, Long Tailed Parrakeet, Swallow-Tailed Kite and the unusual King of Saxony’s Bird of Paradise with its two extremely long scalloped eye-plumes to name just a few. This set was also issued by Empson Tea, Musgrave Brothers, Northern Co-Op, Sketchley Cleaners and Wilcocks & Wilcocks and these are the same except for the company name on the reverse. These cards are size 63 x 36mm.
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Tropical Birds 1966

Issuer: Browne Bros Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This colourful set showcases exotic and beautiful examples from the avian world and the text on the card backs give plenty of information about the featured bird. We learn for instance that the Violet Plantain Eater of West Africa has flight feathers which contain a copper compound (turacin) which is so soluble it washed out in the rain, or that the King Bird of Paradise from New Guinea has two middle feathers of wire-like shafts with a metallic emerald disc at the end. Other birds include the Carmine Bee Eater which native watch in flight to locate the bee nests and get honey, the West African Crowned Crane which stands 4ft high and has been kept for ornamental purposes, the Grey-Headed Kingfisher which lives in dry savannahs, the Toco Toucan which has a long feathered tongue which is highly sensitive, Roseate Spoonbills and American species with a figure of eight convolution of the windpipe, Long Tailed Parrakeet, Swallow-Tailed Kite and the unusual King of Saxony’s Bird of Paradise with its two extremely long scalloped eye-plumes to name just a few. This set was also issued by Empson Tea, Musgrave Brothers, Northern Co-Op, Sketchley Cleaners and Wilcocks & Wilcocks and these are the same except for the company name on the reverse. These cards are size 63 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 25

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