Estonia Issued Stamp on Bird of the Year

estonia bird of the year stampThere are two types of buzzards in Estonia. Although most of the common buzzards leave in the autumn, some of them stay also in the winter. The rough-legged hawk, a species closely related to the buzzards, is quite similar to the common buzzard but it can be met only wintering or in passing. The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) has a special diet among hawks – it looks for wasp and bumble-bee nests and eats the maggots of these insects.

Because of this it arrives here in late spring and leaves already at the end of summer. The Estonian Ornithological Society picks the Bird of the Year since 1995.

Issue Date: 21.05.2015 Designer: Vladimir Taiger Printer: AS Vaba Maa Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40,88 x 41,3 mm Values: 0.55

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