Wigeon (Rualacha) 44p
The male bird has a cream coloured crown and forehead his head is chestnut his back and sides are silver, grey and his bill is blue, grey with a black tip.
The female Wigeon has a small bill a high forehead and is mostly brown in colour.
The call of the drake is a loud whistle.It is hard to tell what the bird os from the stamp as the name is written in Latin and in Irish. An Post should have written the names in English so ordinary people could understand or know each bird.
Issued on May 23rd. 1998 as part of the "Flors and Fauna " series
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