Monday, December 15, 2008
Airmail Labels from Papua New Guinea
Collection from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The label depicts the national bird - Bird of Paradise.
The birds of paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. They are found in eastern Indonesia, Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Australia.
PNG is a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations.
Bird photo courtesy from Wikipedia.