Jun 20, 2013

The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) FDC from LATIVA

FDC Name: The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).
Issue date:7th JUN'2013
The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a beautiful bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. The European Bee-eater used to be a rare guest in Latvia, but since 2003 it has been nesting here every year, making it one of the latest bird species nesting in Latvia. The European Bee-eater eats mainly bees, wasps, hornets, dragonflies and various insects. The bird can eat as much as 250 bees in a day.

The face value of the European Bee-eater is LVL 0.98 and EUR 1.39, making it suitable for mailing a registered letter within Latvia. Its print run is also 50,000.

The Birds of Latvia series was initiated in 2010 with stamps dedicated to the European Roller and the European Eagle-Owl. The Icterine Warbler and the Short-toed Snake Eagle were added in 2011, and in 2012 Latvijas Pasts released stamps depicting the Barn Swallow and the European Goldfinch.Source-Lativa Post.
Remark:Thanks Juris Tarvids for sending beautiful FDC,The bird is very colorful.I like the stamp quality,The printing is so good but the cancellation is not that clear.Thanks again,hope I will get more FDC from you. 

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