25 Sep 2015

Birds of Moldova (IV)

INTRODUCTION

On 25 September 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Birds of Moldova (IV). The issue comprises five stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vladimir Melnic. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The avifauna of Moldova include a total of around 300 species, none of which are endemic. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Common Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)
№ 923 | Common Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)

Common Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 923
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 500,000
The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults. It is a noisy bird, especially in communal roosts and other gregarious situations, with an unmusical but varied song. Its gift for mimicry has been noted in literature including the Mabinogion and the works of Pliny the Elder and William Shakespeare. Read more..
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Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)
№ 924 | Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)

Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 924
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The bullfinch, common bullfinch or Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. In Anglophone Europe it is known simply as bullfinch, as it is the original bird to bear the name bullfinch. Read more..
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Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus)
№ 925 | Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus)

Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 925
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
The Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification. Read more..
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Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla Garrulus)
№ 926 | Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla Garrulus)

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla Garrulus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 926
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
The Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a starling-sized passerine bird that breeds in the northern forests of Eurasia and North America. It has mainly buff-grey plumage, black face markings and a pointed crest. Its wings are patterned with white and bright yellow, and some feather tips have the red waxy appearance that give this species its English name. The three subspecies show only minor differences in appearance. Females are similar to males, although young birds are less well-marked and have few or no waxy wingtips. Although the Bohemian waxwing's range overlaps those of the cedar and Japanese waxwings, it is easily distinguished from them by size and plumage differences. Read more..
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Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)
№ 927 | Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)

Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 927
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird species. This lark breeds across most of Europe and Asia and in the mountains of north Africa. It is mainly resident in the west of its range, but eastern populations are more migratory, moving further south in winter. Even in the milder west of its range, many birds move to lowlands and the coast in winter. Asian birds appear as vagrants in Alaska; this bird has also been introduced in Hawaii, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The Japanese skylark is now usually considered a subspecies. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Birds of Moldova
№ 923-926 FDC | Birds of Moldova
Cachet: Eurasian Skylark
№ Block 70 (927) FDC | Eurasian Skylark
 

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Birds (I) 19921992
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Birds (II) 19931993
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Game Birds 19961996
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The Red List of Moldova - Birds 20032003
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Extinct Birds of Moldova (National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History) 20072007
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Birds (III) 20102010
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