Special Cover Long Billed Vulture Conservation -India 2017

Special Cover Long Billed Vulture Conservation -India 2017

Long Billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) is the smallest of the Vultures which is critically endangered since 1990s.This species is now locally extinct in several regions. The in-situ conservation measures for this species are being taken up in Bejjur of Kagaznagar Forest Division of Telangana State Forest Department.

A Special cover on Long Billed Vulture was issued at Hyderabad during the 63rd Wildlife Week (2-8 Oct 2017). The Cover with a cancellation on Vulture was released on 06 Oct 2017.  Cover no TS/08/2017

SPL CVR VULTURE
SPECIAL COVER INDIA 2017 -LONG BILLED VULTURE CONSERVATION

Joint Issue Portugal – Iran -Birds -2009

Joint Issue Portugal – Iran -Birds -2009

Portugal issued two stamps on Birds as Joint issue with Iran on 21 Sep 2009. The Birds of Prey featured are 0.32 Euro -Osprey and 0.80 Euro -White Tailed Eagle. A FDC is listed.

FDC POR BIRDS JT ISSUE
JOINT ISSUE PORTUGAL- IRAN -BIRDS – OSPREY & WHITE TAILED EAGLE -2009

 

First Day Covers on Herons & Egrets of Namibia -2016

Herons & Egrets of Namibia on Stamps -2016

A Set of five stamps was issued by Namibia on Herons and Egrets on 07 Jul 2016.

Standard Postage (Initial Value 3.70$) – Western Cattle Egret

Post Card Rate (Initial Value 6.80$)- Goliath Heron

N$ 7.00 – Squacco Heron

N$ 6.05 – The Green Backed Heron

N$ 8.20 -Black Heron

FDC NAMIBIA HERONS
HERONS & EGRETS OF NAMIBIA ON STAMPS -2016

 

Songbirds on Stamps – Great Britain 2017

Songbirds on Stamps – Great Britain 2017

The greatest glory of British Birds is song- the unwinding chorus that starts in January, swells to peak in May and then gradually dies down. Birdsong predates humanity and is perhaps the source of own musicality.The more you listen the richer it gets.

Great Britain issued a set of ten beautiful Ist Class Stamps on Songbirds. These colourful  stamps are a great addition to any Birds’ collection and the sweet songs of these birds early morning in different parts of are of the world are like melodies to ears .

The Birds featured on  Stamps are Great Tit , Wren , Willow Warbler , Goldcrest ,Skylark , Blackcap , Song Thrush , Nightingale , Cuckoo , Yellowhammer.

A FDC is listed

FDC GB SONG BIRDS
SONGBIRDS ON STAMPS – GREAT BRITAIN 2017

Barbets of Namibia- Stamps on Birds 2017

Barbets of Namibia- Stamps on Birds 2017

Barbets are a small family of distinctive birds,they are stout little creatures with powerful bills and -for  their small body size -large heads.They live in pairs and feed mostly on fruits and insects. Their preference for fruits tends to restrict their habitat close to countryside with natural or introduced fruit trees with figs an absolute favourite. Three Species are found in Namibia.

Namibia issued three No Value Indicator (NVI) stamps on Barbets on 09 Mar 2017. The Zones indicate international Postal Tariff .Zone A – Africa , Zone B – Europe, Zone C – USA and rest of the World.

Zone A – Black Collared Barbet – It is one of the most widely distributed Barbets in Africa. Its habitat is Woodlands .Mostly found in North and North East Namibia. Live in pairs and roost communally with other pairs in nest holes.

Zone B – Crested Barbet – least common of all barbets in Namibia.Widespread in large parts of Southern and eastern Africa. Monogamous found singly or in pairs .Feed on insects ,fruits and Nectar.

Zone C – Acacia Pied Barbet – Most common and widespread throughout Namibia except treeless Namib. Feed on fruits like Figs, Karees & Guarris,insects and nectar.

A First day Cover is listed.

FDC NAMIBIA BARBETS
FDC NAMIBIA BARBETS-2017

Nature Reserves of Negev – Stamps of Israel 1988

Nature Reserves of Negev – Stamps of Israel 1988.

Nature Resrves in Negev

The Negev Desert is not a wasteland devoid of life but is rich in scenery with high mountain peaks and deep canyons- Hamada plains standing out darkly against white sand dunes ,each landscape with its own distinct biological systems hollowed by springs and waters.

As many as 1200 plant species are found of which 76 are endemic.It has abundance of Wlidlife with 45 reptile species,55 bird species other than migratory , 440 mammal species.

Ein Zin Reserve – Desert oases of the Negev. Ein Zin is one of the series of  springs rising in Nahal Zin. it has palm trees,Euphrates poplar trees and lush green river bank vegetation with wild life.

She’zaf Reserve – Located in Northern Arava has a growth of large jujube and acacia trees giving it a effect of African Savannah.

Makhtesh Ramon reserve – Consists on Makhtesh (Crater) and high Negev Mountains is the largest reserve.

Israel issue a set of three stamps on these nature reserves on 27 Jun 1988 with Tabs.

40 agora – Ein Zin reserve ,tab on Indian Wolf

60 agora – She’zaf reserve ,Tab on Dorcas Gazelle

70 agora – Makhtesh Ramon reserve, Tab on Asian Wild Ass.

A FDC with stamps and tabs is listed.

ISR FDC ANIMALS

Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota  -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota  -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

The 2018 Series coin series continues with the release of Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota coins on Jun 11 , 2018. This is the 43rd coin of the 56 Coin series.

The Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota was established on Jan 8 ,1971 with 218,054 acres area including 84000 acres of Water .It was established to “preserve the outstanding scenery ,geological conditions and waterway system.”  The park features undeveloped shoreline,hundreds of Islands and lakes.The rocky shorelines,southern boreal and hardwood forests and open waters creates an ideal home for bald eagles,loons,black bears ,moose and wolves.

Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g ,Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin(8.33% Nickel Balance Copper)

Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.

Reverse -A common loon with rock cliff in the background.

Mintage Denver    Not Known     Philadelphia Not Known  San Francisco – Not Known.

A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Uncirculated  Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.