US 1942 Win the War 'American Eagle' 3c. Scott. 905

US 1942 Win the War 'American Eagle' 3c. Scott. 905

Series: Win the War Issue

Stamp details: American Eagle

Issued date: 04-07-1942 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 905
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 902
Michel (Germany): 508
Yvert et Tellier (France): 458
Unificato (Italy): 693

Dimensions (height x width):
24mm x 21mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Lilac
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Bird, Bird of Prey, Eagle, Star

Total print: 20,642,793,310 (estimate)

Description:- The bald eagle, sometimes called the American eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), which occupies the same niche as the bald eagle in the Palearctic. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down upon and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.