EUROPA - BIRDS - Bearded reedling
Date of issue: 31.05.2019
Author: Zlatko Drčar
Motive: Bearded reedling
Printed by: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Printing Process and Layout: 4-colour offset in sheetlets of 8 stamps + a label
Paper: Tullis Russell Chancellor Litho PVA RMS GUM, 102 g/m2
Size: 29.82 x 42.60mm
Perforation: Comb 14 : 14
EUROPA 2019 – birds
Purple heron and bearded reedling
Wetlands are among the most threatened bird habitats. Systematic conservation and attempts to return wetlands to their original state are already bearing fruit in Slovenia, and species which until now we have only known as occasional visitors are starting to nest here.
Bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus)
This small, orange-brown social bird with a very long stepped tail measures 16–17 cm from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail. It lives in thick stands of reeds, where it is most frequently observed in low flight, beating its short wings rapidly. It likes to perch in the tops of reeds, particularly in the early morning and in autumn. Its diet consists of insects and seeds. It builds a bowl-shaped nest near the ground in reeds that bend over water. It lays five to seven white spotted eggs and has two to three broods a year. Its first confirmed nesting in Slovenia was in the Ormož Lagoons Nature Reserve in 2017.