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15 July 2009

Postage labels of Israel

From left column to right :
Lesser Kestrel (黃爪隼) ; Griffon Vulture (黑白禿鷲) ; Short-toed Eagle (短趾雕)
Israel (2009)

30th June, 2009. Beersheba (first day special postmark)
30th June, 2009. Tel Aviv-Yafo
8th July, 2009. Hongkong

Israel Post plans to issue five birds of prey ATM postage labels in this year, they are the first thematic series after Israel Post redesigned the label's format, it more looks like normal stamp. The last label Bonelli's Eagle (白腹隼鵰) will be issued on September. Those four birds of prey are very common in Israel, and widely live in middle-east and north Africa ; Short-toed Eagle and Lesser Kestrel are also can be found in Europe, but population are decreasing due to habitat destruction and model of agriculture.
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