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RP Issues of 2007







2007, November 5.  Philippine Birds Definitive Issue

(Actual First Day for the 50p:  November 19)

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 13 1/2 (5p), 14 (50p)

Singles, Sheets of 100 (10 x 10)  (5p); Singles, Sheets of 50 (10 x 5)  (50p)




   5p  Barn Swallow  -  Singles  (8,500,000)

5p Reprint marked "2008"  (September 23, 2008) 

    (First order 500,000, Second order 750,000 - total of 1,250,000)

 50p  Philippine Eagle  -  Singles  (230,000)

50p Reprint marked "2008"  (September 9, 2008)  (25,000)

50p Reprint marked "2008A"  (October 22, 2008)  (First order 60,000, Second order 25,000 - total of 85,000)

Designers and Graphic Artists:  Corazon T. Loza,  Edward Gaspay

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




5p 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.

50p 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.





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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 2007