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25 Gulden 1989. Roodborstje (The European robin), Netherlands

in Krause book Number: 100
Years of issue: 05.04.1989
Edition:
Signatures: President: Willem Frederik "Wim" Duisenberg, Secretaris: T. de Swaan
Serie: 1989 - 1997 Issue
Specimen of: 05.04.1989
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 142 х 76
Printer: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem

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25 Gulden 1989. Roodborstje (The European robin)

Description

Watermark:

Erithacus rubecula watermark

The European robin (Erithacus rubecula), known simply as the robin or robin redbreast in the British Isles, is a small insectivorous passerine bird, specifically a chat, that was formerly classified as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae) but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher. About 12.5-14.0 cm. (5.0-5.5 inches) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.

The term robin is also applied to some birds in other families with red or orange breasts. These include the American robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australasian robins of the family Petroicidae, the relationships of which are unclear.

Avers:

25 Gulden 1989. Roodborstje (The European robin)

The central theme is 25.

The representation is a grid of 25 rectangular fields, superimposed by a triangle and the denomination ‘25’.

In the lower right corner is the combined image, with a reverse - a tulip.

Revers:

25 Gulden 1989. Roodborstje (The European robin)

А grid of 25 rectangular fields, superimposed by a triangle and a ribbon.

Comments:

Designers: J.T.G Drupsteen.

Built into the paper fibers, in the ultraviolet, are yellow.