Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birdlife International Stamp’s Belarus 2013


The Hoopoe  (Upupa epops) is highly distinctive, with a long, thin tapering bill that is black with a fawn base.The Hoopoe is a medium sized bird, a colorful bird, 25–32 cm  long, with a 44–48 cm  wingspan weighing 46–89 g. This species  is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae.

On March 12, 2013 the Ministry of Communications and Information of the Republic of Belarus  issued the stamp “Hoopoe” from the series “Bird of the year”. The public organization “Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny” (Protection of Homeland Birds) declared the hoopoe the bird of the year 2013 in Belarus. Alongside of the stamp issuance, First Day Cover  and Maximum Card have issued on the same date.


There are logos of the International organization for the protection of birds "BirdLife International" and the Belarus public organization "Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny" (APB) on the stamp.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bird Life Festival 2004, Solomon Part 2

Following the previous issue in this blog,  World Bird festival 2004 (Kingfisher) – Solomon Islands Part II  , detail of the depicted bird species on each stamps comprises of the Beach Kingfisher (Todiramphus saurophaga), the Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris),  the Ultramarine Kingfisher (Todiramphus leucopygius), the Moustached Kingfisher (Actenoides bougainvillei), the Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla), and the Variable Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus), described in the next paragraphs.

The Beach Kingfisher (Todiramphus saurophaga) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family and found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
The population trend appears to be stable and for these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bird Life Festival 2004 , Solomon Part 1

Following the previous issue : World Bird Festival 2004 (Purple Swamphen etc) – Solomon Islands Part I, in this blog, detail of each stamps which depicting species  of The Rufous-tailed Waterhen (Amaurornis moluccana), The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus phillapensis), The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Woodford's Rail (Nesoclopeus woodfordi), The Roviana Rail (Gallirallus rovianae), The Makira Woodhen (Gallinula silvestris) described in the next paragraph.

The Rufous-tailed Waterhen (Amaurornis moluccana), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly, therefore the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
It is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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