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.

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