Woodpeckers are key representatives of the family Picidae who are part of the order Piciformes. Most members of the family are characterised by a chisel-shaped beak that they use to peck into bark and boon of a tree to take out food – insects and their larvae. Almost all species are nonmigratory or nomadic; they are tree climbers and reluctant short-distance flyers. 14 species of this family are found throughout the territory of Russia.
The postage stamps depict a green woodpecker
, great spotted woodpecker
, black woodpecker
and lesser spotted woodpecker
In addition to the postage stamps, JSC “Marka” is to issue a FDC and a special cancellation postmark for Moscow as well as a souvenir set with an illustrated cover
Design: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 35 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 70×94 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps.
Circulation: 60 thousand sheets.