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White-throated Sparrow, Zonatrichia albicollis

Birds

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 23, 1969
Year 1969
Quantity 36,350,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series Birds
Series Time Span 1968 - 1969
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.25
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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Hidden Date

This stamp has a hidden date at the end of the branch between the birds' tails.

About Stamp

The clear, whistled notes of the White-throated Sparrow are a characteristic summer sound over much of the Canadian country-side. Its distinctive song seems to many to say "Sweet, Sweet, Canada, Canada, Canada" and for that reason the bird is variously known as Canada Bird, Canada whitethroat, or Canadian song, sparrow. Many French Canadians call it siffleur et p'tit Frédéric although its proper French name is Pinson à gorge blanche, which like its English counterpart, refers to the bird's conspicuous white throat patch. Bushy openings in woodlands, thickets, young growth, bush-cluttered clearings, and burntlands are favoured by the White-throated Sparrow in summer. The nest, built by the female which incubates the 3 to 5 eggs, is usually placed on the ground, often under a shrub or in a clump of grass. In summer this sparrow is found in most wooded parts of Canada except western and southern parts of British Columbia.

Creators

Designed by Martin Glen Loates
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Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1969.

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