Botswana 2005 WWF
Botswana 2005 WWF
Botswana 2005 WWF


Detail
Detail of the bird

Ring-necked Dove
Ring-necked Dove

The bird in the jaws of this Black-footed Cat has remained unidentified in my collection for about six years, but just recently I had a look at pigeons and doves likely to be found in Botswana that could fall prey to this cat. The set of 4 stamps is still available on the WWF Stamp Shop and the set of Maximum Cards shows the photographs on which the designs of the stamps are based. Interestingly, the prey item on this stamp has been changed from what was on the photograph. I think the bird on the stamp most closely resembles Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola).

I shall amend this stamp in my next update.

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Added 19 September, 2011