Newsletter # 6 (895) February 23, 2021
On March 2, 2021 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp “European nightjar” of the series “Bird of the year”.
A series continuation. Beginning nos. 473–475, 501, 501A, 559, 600, 635, 679, 720, 779, 815, 866, 919, 949, 1008, 1063, 1113, 1191, 1248, 1296 and 1339. Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 131/2:13. Stamp size: 37х26 mm. Sheet composition: 7 stamps & 1 coupon. Sheet size: 101х127 mm. Print quantity: 35.000 stamps.
Printer: Republican Unitary Enterprise “Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A.T.Nepogodin”.
Catalog number: 1406
Element of protection
Face value P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
The bird of 2021 was chosen a European nightjar. It is the only representative of the nightjar in Belarus. There are about 120 species of this order in the world. The Russian name is a tracing paper from Latin and reflects the connection of this species with pastures and domestic animals, around which birds caught insects.
The European nightjar is nocturnal, during the day it usually sits with folded wings on the ground or on a tree branch, settling on it along, and not across, like other birds. The peculiar coloring makes it very similar to a laying piece of bark. Sometimes a hidden nightjar can give out shiny eyes, but in case of danger it usually covers them.
The project was prepared with the assistance of the public organization “Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny”.
The stamp contains the logos of the global partnership of conservation organizations BirdLife International and the Belarus public organization "Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny" (APB).
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC painted by A.Mityanin, designed by M.Vitkovskaya.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.
A maximum card “European nightjar” will be issued too. Artist A.Mityanin. Design by M.Vitkovskaya.