Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Birds are the protector of the forest - European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) - USSR, Soviet Union 1979 - Michel USSR 4887 - my hobby

Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Birds are the protector of the forest - European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) - USSR, Soviet Union 1979 - Michel USSR 4887 - my hobby.

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Greetings friends!

Today, I want to present to you the last postage stamp from the series Birds are the protector of the forest. issued in 1979 in the USSR.

This postage stamp depicts a very interesting bird, a night hunter - European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).

It is difficult to call him a hunter, rather, it is a fisherman who has spread his nets and waits for prey to fall into them, lol.

The nightjar has a huge mouth similar to that of a toad, which it opens like a trap that nocturnal insects fall into.

There is one more resemblance to a toad, the nightjar's singing resembles the sound that toads make in a pond in the evening.

Nightjar is a master of disguise and the chances of you seeing him on the branches of trees are very small.

Once, when I was eight or nine years old, I don’t remember exactly, I found a fledgling nightjar chick near a cypress on an alley leading towards the beaches in the Crimean city of Sudak.

I tried to feed the chick with various insects, but he was very weak, perhaps he had been without food for a long time and, unfortunately, he died.

This was my only encounter with a bird, apart from the fact that its image is kept in my collection of postage stamps.

This postage stamp received a face value of 15 kopecks of the USSR and a circulation of 5,700,000 copies.

Let's take a look at this postage stamp.

Description of the postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Animals, #Nature, #Fauna, #USSR.
Series: Birds are the protector of the forest.
Name: European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 15 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 4887.
Episode release date: September 18, 1979.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 5,700,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.18 - $ 0.33.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.09 - $ 0.18.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Animals, #Nature, #Fauna, #USSR.
Series: Birds are the protector of the forest.
Name: Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 10 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 4886.
Episode release date: September 18, 1979.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 6,200,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.18 - $ 0.33.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.09 - $ 0.18.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Animals, #Nature, #Fauna, #USSR.
Series: Birds are the protector of the forest.
Name: Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 4 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 4885.
Episode release date: September 18, 1979.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 8,800,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.10 - $ 0.24.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.13.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Animals, #Nature, #Fauna, #USSR.
Series: Birds are the protector of the forest.
Name: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 3 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 4884.
Episode release date: September 18, 1979.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 9,200,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.10 - $ 0.24.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.13.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Animals, #Nature, #Fauna, #USSR.
Series: Birds are the protector of the forest.
Name: Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 2 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 4883.
Episode release date: September 18, 1979.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 9,600,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.10 - $ 0.24.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.13.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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To be continued.

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You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog

I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

Author @barski
Ukraine

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