2007, October 30. Philippine Birds - Definitive Issue
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 13 1/2 (1p), 14 (100p)
Sheets of 100 (10 x 10) (1p); Singles,
Sheets of 50
(10 x 5) (100p)
Black-naped Oriole - Singles (6,500,000)
1p Reprint marked "2008"
(May 6, 2008) (1,500,000)
1p Reprint marked "2008A"
(September 4, 2008) (1,000,000)
1p Reprint marked "2000B"
(October 16, 2008)
(First order 750,000, Second order
1,000,000 - total of 1,750,000)
100p Philippine Eagle -
Reprint marked "2008" (September 9, 2008) (25,000)
Reprint marked "2008A" (October 22, 2008)
(First order 60,000, Second order
25,000 - total of 85,000)
Designer and Graphic Artists: Corazon T. Loza,
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Layout Artist: Robinson C. Cruza
Designs: All pictures taken from the book "A Guide to the
Birds of the Philippines" by Robert S. Kennedy, Pedro C. Gonzales,
Edward C. Dickinson, Hector C. Miranda, Jr., and Timothy H. Fisher.
First Day Covers: Manila
1p Black-naped Oriole (Orio/us chinensis)
Black naped-Oriole are common and widespread in early second
growth, open scrub and gardens, alone or in groups. It has a
distinctive black and bright yellow plumage and its large size
separates it from other species of orioles. This bird is fairly tame
and noisy and can be heard from far away. Loud and pleasant pee-yaaaaooww
or keeaaaooww call are repeated every few seconds often with several
birds calling together.
100p Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
The Philippine Eagle is the national bird of the Philippines. It is
uncommon in forests from lowlands to over 2000m, usually in
mountainous areas. It hunts from within the forest canopy from
perches. It has huge body size, broad but relatively short wings,
long tail, nearly all white underparts including underwing