The Lapwing


Birds of the Year:

  • 04.04.2001 - lapwing
  • 07.03.2002 - sparrow
  • Date of Issue : April 4, 2001
    Designers : Signe Viilik, Janno Poopuu
    Denomination : 4 kr 40 s
    Perforation : 12¾:13
    Sheets : 20 stamps (4 by 5)
    Printing Process : Offset
    Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
    Quantity Issued : 503 760
    Order Number : 216-03-2001
    First Day Cover Number : 2001-7
    Eesti Post : Bird of the Year, the lapwing

    The Lapwing, (Vanellus vanellus, of the genus Charadriidae) was elected bird of the year 2001 on the initiative of the Estonian Ornithological Society. It breeds throughout the European temporate zone, nesting in marshlands, meadows and green fields. A frequent migrant in Estonia, it usually arrives in early April and leaves in September-October. The lapwing is noted for its slow irregular flapping flight and shrill wailing cry.

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