Archive for the ‘birds’ Category

#1278 Norfolk Island 18/12/28

Radim has sent this nice cover from Norfolk Island, thank you! It was posted on December 28, 2018 and arrived on January 15, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Norfolk Island hibiscus (Lagunaria patersonia). The right stamp commemorates the red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda).

#1277 Portugal 19/07/22

This beautiful cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you very much! It was posted in Santo Antonio dos Cavaleiros on July 22 and arrived on July 26, 2019.

The mini-sheet is the 2019 EUROPA stamp issue of the Azores. It was issued on May 9, 2019 and depicts the fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) and the São Miguel goldcrest (Regulus regulus azoricus).

#1276 Indonesia 20/03/02

Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Indonesia, thank you! It was posted on March 2 and arrived on March 16, 2020.

The left stamp depicts the Puncak Darma on Java. The other stamps depict the knobbed hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix), the ursine tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus ursinus), and the Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra).

#1271 Tristan da Cunha 17/04/18

Patrik has sent this nice cover from the remote island Tristan da Cunha, thank you! It was posted on April 18 and arrived on June 28, 2017.

See also: #818 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/03

#1270 Liechtenstein 19/03/15

This nice cover from Liechtenstein was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on March 15 and arrived on March 19, 2019.

The stamps are the 2019 EUROPA stamps (issued on March 4, 2019) and depict the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).

#1264 Lithuania 19/10/07

This very nice cover from Lithuania was sent by Jonas, thank you! It was posted in Kaunas on October 7 and arrived on October 14, 2019.

The second right stamp depicts two northern lapwings (Vanellus vanellus).

#1262 Suriname 19/02/07

Here is a beautiful cover from Suriname. It was posted in Paramaribo on February 7, 2019.

The stamps depict the map tree frog (Hypsiboas geographicus), the bare-faced curassow (Crax fasciolata), the aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis), the long-nosed horned frog (Megophrys nasuta), and the short-tailed hawk (Buteo brachyurus).

#1257 Cayman Islands 20/01/08

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in North Side on January 8 and arrived on January 20, 2020.

The left stamp depicts a Grand Cayman parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis), the right stamp commemorate the XX Commonwealth Games.

#1244 Moldova 19/04/19

This beautiful FDC from Moldova was sent by Valeriu, thank you! It was issued and posted on April 19 and arrived on April 26, 2019.

The cover and stamp commemorate the white stork (Ciconia ciconia).

#1239 Portugal 19/07/15

This beautiful cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you very much! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on July 15 and arrived on July 18, 2019.

The mini-sheet is the EUROPA issue of Madeira and depicts the European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and the Atlantic canary (Serinus canaria).

#1236 Botswana 19/08/20

My first cover from Botswana was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It is a FDC, which was cancelled again in Poso House on August 20. The cover was delivered by GLS and arrived on September 10, 2019.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Nxai Pan. They depict a baobab tree, a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), a gemsbok (Oryx gazella), a lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus), and two bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis).

#1232 Algeria 19/01/29

This nice cover from Algeria was sent by Abdelkrim, thank you! It was posted in Bordj El Bahri on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2019.

The top left stamps depict the Fort Du Phare in Algier. The stamp below depicts a bird of the Serinus species. The middle stamps depicts the common dentex (Dentex dentex), and the right stamp depicts a part of the Mosaique Des Muses, which is hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell.

#1227 Moldova 19/04/19

This beautiful first day cover from Moldova was sent by Valeriu, thank you very much! It was cancelled on April 19 and arrived on April 26, 2019.

The stamp and cover depict the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).

#1226 Cuba 16/08/05

This very nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you very much! It was posted in Cienfuegos on August 5 and arrived on August, 29, 2016.

The stamps depict the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) and the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus).

#1221 Mongolia 19/04/21

This very nice cover from Mongolia was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted on April 21 and arrived on May 3, 2019.

The stamps commemorate the Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and the dinosaur species Tarbosaurus bataar.

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