Bird of the Year - Plover

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Reference:
4740352115118
Issue Date: 19.04.2012
Designer: Vladimir Taiger
Number: 511-19.04.12
Stamp zone: Other stamps
Stamp type: Classical
0.45 €
Description

The Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) mainly inhabits our natural landscapes on the seashore and sea islands. The population of the Ringed Plover has contracted from at least 8,000 couples to 1,000 or 2,000 during the past 50 years. Perhaps disappearance of suitable places of nestling on the seashore and robbery are some of the reasons why we find the Ringed Plover more and more frequently nestling in the inland. The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) as a typical inland snipe populates mainly manmade places such as gravel pits, limestone quarries etc. Although the global contraction in the population of the species is connected with climate change, the link between the intensiveness of human activity and the population of the Little Ringed Plover is clearly positive. On the basis of recent population assessments there are 1,000 to 2,000 pairs of Little Ringed Plovers nestling in Estonia. 

Product Details
4740352115118

Data sheet

Quantity issued
60000
Perforation
12¾ x 13
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
4 x 5
Size
40.88 x 41.3 mm
Primary theme
fauna/flora
Year
2012

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