United States tufted puffin stamp


Tufted puffin stamp

By Melissa Mayntz in the USA:

Fly With Bird Stamps

January 26, 2013

The U.S. Post Office has released a new bird stamp – the tufted puffin is featured on the 86-cent stamp, good for first class postage up to three ounces. Robert Giusti of Bridgewater, Connecticut is the artist who created the design, which includes a pair of breeding plumage puffins sporting their namesake tufts.

The tufted puffin is a member of the Alcidae bird family, which includes all puffins and auks. While the Atlantic puffin is often more well-known, the tufted puffin is a popular seabird in its Pacific range. While you might be able to see these colorful birds on stamps now, learn where you can see wild puffins so you can add this bird to your life list!

Learn more about collecting stamps, or visit USPS.com to buy a tufted puffin stamp today!

Tufted Puffin First Class Stamp
Image © 2013 U.S. Postal Service

Apr. 10, 2013 — A recent study has shown that bottom-dwelling goosefish, also known as monkfish, prey on dovekies, a small Arctic seabird and the smallest member of the puffin family. To understand how this deep-water fish finds a shallow-feeding bird in offshore waters, researchers looked at when, where, and how these animals were most likely to be in the same place at the same time: here.

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11 thoughts on “United States tufted puffin stamp

  1. Yes, I agree with the above comments… The puffin is a gorgeous and ‘different’ little character…
    If I didn’t know he was real; I may think he’s the result of a wonderful imagination..! ;)

  2. I second George. We need those pretty beautiful, old fashioned stamps related to nature for conservation, the biodiversity story, and sheer eye candy. Nowadays you get this ugly sticker that only shows the value of the post-stamp. Back to the days of beauty in every single little corner of a letter!

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