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Stamps featuring the Philippine Parrots

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Date of Issue: January 9, 1984
#1175: 40s --- 505,000 - 423.00 - 211.00
#1176: 2.30p --- 405,000 - 423.00 - 211.00
#1177: 2.80p --- 305,000 - 423.00 - 211.00
#1178: 3.30p --- 305,000 - 423.00 - 211.00

Stamps featuring the Philippine Butterflies

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Date of Issue: July 5, 1984
#1205: 60s --- 498,100 - 358.00 - 180.00
#1206: 2.40p --- 398,100 - 358.00 - 180.00
#1207: 3.00p ---298,100 - 358.00 - 180.00
#1208: 3.60p ---298,100 - 358.00 - 180.00

Trivias about the Various Species of Pigeon

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1. Mindanao Bleeding - Heart Doves (Galllcolumba criniger)
The Mindanao bleeding-heart doves are rare and found in the forest running on the ground, singly or in pairs. Distinctive on their three grey wing bars, chestnut back and secondary wing features, white throat extending around large deep orange red patch on breast and cinnamon belly and undertail coverts. They call soft co-co-ooot lasting 1.5 seconds and repeated every 5 seconds.

2. Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
Nicobar pigeons are rare and local on small, forested inhabited island, hardly ever on larger ones and they are usually along the coast. Walks and feeds on the ground but will flush up into the canopy. They call deep growl gwwooow lasting.5 seconds, often given in pairs with 4 seconds pause between notes.

 

Stamps featuring Various Species of Pigeon

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The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue the fourth set in a new series of definitive stamps featuring some species of Philippine birds.

Trivias about Philippine Birds VII

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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Barn Swallows are abundant visitors recorded from late July to early June, in a range of habitats from the coast to above the forest in high mountains. They are fast, graceful flyers that may be close to the ground or high in the sky. Deeply forked tail, dark breast band, and whitish or buff underparts that separates it from resident Pacific Swallow. Barn Swallows call musical twittering.

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also featured on the P100 stamp but on this new stamp, only its upper body is shown.

Stamps featuring Philippine Birds VII

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The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a new series of definitive stamps for 2007 featuring several species of Philippine birds.

Stamps featuring Philippine birds I

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The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue the bird definitive series by featuring some more Philippine birds. Twelve (12) birds are presented in this first part.

 

 

 

Pl Mugimaki Flycatcher ( Ficedula mugimaki)
A tiny bird with black upperparts, broad white wing patch are white base to outer tail feathers. Found in Luzon, Mindanao, Negros and Sibutu.

Stamps featuring Philippine Birds V

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The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a miniature sheet of 14 stamps similar to the birds definitives issued in 2007 to publicize Philpost's participation at the Taipei 2008, the 21 st Asian International Stamp Exhibition to be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 in Taipei, Taiwan from March 7 to 11, 2008.

Trivias about Philippine Birds V

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The 14 birds featured are:

  1. Mindanao Bleeding Heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)
  2. Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
  3. Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri)
  4. Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis)
  5. Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)
  6. Amethyst Brown Dove (Phapitreron amethystina)
  7. Grey Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pickeringii)
  8. Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
  9. Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
  10. Spotted-Imperial Pigeon (Ducula carola)
  11. Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
  12. Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia)
  13. Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora)
  14. Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher (Actenoides hombroni)

Stamps featuring the Philippine Birds

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The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue the bird definitive series by featuring some more Philippine birds. Two new birds are presented in this second part.