Norwegian Stamps 2017


January 2nd Definitive Stamps.
NK 1951
Birds

NK 1951: Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo): The Eurasian Hobby is approx. 34 cm long. It is easily recognizable by its quick, swallow-like flight. The female birds are the largest and the hobby feeds on small birds and larger flying insects like dragonflies. With only up to 50 pairs, the Eurasian hobby is one of the rarest falcons in our country. Most are found in Hedmark where the hobby is the county's bird. They prefer areas with a mix of forest and marshland as well as open logging fields.
Illustrations: Viggo Ree, Arrangement: Enzo Finger