Nov 10, 2011

Birds of Latvia- Off White Warbler FDC from LATIVA

FDC Name: Birds of Latvia- Off White Warbler
Issue Date:23rd SEP'2011
In the newly issued stamps Icterine Warbler and Snake Eagle, artist Ģirts Grīva has depicted the beautiful birds found also in the territory of Latvia. The stamp with the image of the Icterine Warbler is particularly notable, as this bird has not previously been depicted in a stamp of any other country; therefore, it could be of particular interest to collectors.

The face value of the stamp Icterine Warbler is LVL 0.35 (corresponding to the cost of mailing a regular letter within Latvia), its print run - 800,000 stamps. The denomination of Snake Eagle is LVL 0.98 (corresponding to the cost of mailing a registered letter within Latvia), with a print run of 300,000 stamps.

The Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina) is a small songbird, found in the territory of Latvia from early spring to fall. The bird is most frequently found in bushes of woodland, as well as in parks and gardens; it loves being near water. Like other warblers, the Icterine Warbler is insectivorous, but also takes other food items, such as berries. The Icterine Warbler's song sounds like a fast murmur. (Source-Lativa Post)
Remark:Thanks Juris for sending this FDC but you have send only one FDC with two stamps.I would love to get the other FDC of-The Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus).

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