2007, November 5. Philippine Birds Definitive Issue
(Actual First Day
for the 50p: November 19)
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 13 1/2 (5p), 14 (50p)
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 -
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,
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.