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Belted Kingfisher

Migratory Wildlife, Canada-Mexico

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 15, 1995
Year 1995
Quantity 4,550,000
Denomination
45¢
Perforation or Dimension 13 x 12.5
Series Migratory Wildlife, Canada-Mexico
Series Time Span 1995
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.05
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.35
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About Stamp

Four of the many wildlife species that migrate between Canada and Mexico are featured on a se-tenant block of commemorative stamps to be issued August 15, 1995. The wildlife depicted include an insect (the monarch butterfly), a mammal (the hoary bat) and two birds (the northern pintail and the belted kingfisher). The migration habits of each are unique, but all travel for the same reason: to ensure their survival by finding distinct habitats in each country. The kingfisher has over 100 species worldwide, but only the belted kingfisher is found in Canada, where it breeds across the country. The belted kingfisher is an expert fisherman, capturing it's prey by diving directly into the water from a preferred perch location. Beetles, grasshoppers, crickets and frogs are also consumed. Fall migration begins around mid-September, usually on an individual basis. Moving along the shores of lakes and rivers, it migrates only during the day. The kingfisher is found throughout Mexico in winter, but in early April it returns to Canada.

Creators

Designed by Debbie Adams.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1995, p. 5, 8.

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