7p Brahminy Kite
7p Olive-Backed Sunbird
7p Purple-Throated Sunbird
7p Metallic-Winged Sunbird
7p Grey-Headed Fish-Eagle
7p Plain-Throated Sunbird
7p Lina's Sunbird
7p Apo Sunbird
7p Copper-Throated Sunbird
7p Flaming Sunbird
7p Grey-Hooded Sunbird
7p Lovely Sunbird
7p Crested Serpent-Eagle
7p Philippine Hawk-Eagle
7p Blue-Crowned Racquet-Tail
7p Philippine Eagle-Owl
7p Common Flameback
Miniature Sheets of 17 (6,500)
(Priced at P150 per sheet)
Designer and Graphic Artists: Corazon T. Loza
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
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
PHILIPPINE BIRDS FEATURED ON JAKARTA '08
7p - Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus) - common
in open areas often near water, but also in mountains. They fly with
their wings held forward and slightly bent at wrist. They call with
distinctive nasal ah-a-eeehhh.
7p - Olive-Backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) -
most common lowland sunbird usually found in coconut
plantations. Female sunbird has uniform olive green upper parts and
uniform yellow underparts. They call che-wheeeeet or a loud, clear
7p - Purple-Throated Sunbird (Nectarinia sperata)
- common in lowlands in mangroves, coconut groves and cultivated
areas. Call a metallic spee-spit or pee-pit.
7p - Metallic-Winged Sunbird (Aethopyga
pulcherrima) - common in forest, medium small, short-tailed
sunbird, sexes differ, races vary by amount and shade of metallic
color on wings.
7p - Grey-Headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga
ichthyaetus) - are found in fresh water marshes, lakes and
rivers through forest and remote forest-rimmed bays. They have long
neck and legs. They call unique cackling/yodeling concluded by loud
7p - Plain-Throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)
- common in coconut groves, mangroves, second growth near
7p - Lina's Sunbird (Aethopyga linaraborae) -
common in mountains of east Mindanao. It has narrow yellow throat
and longer tail than Metallic-winged Sunbird.
7p - Apo Sunbird (Aethopyga boltoni) -
in mountain forests in south, central and northwestern Mindanao.
They have long tail and narrow yellow throat.
7p - Copper-Throated Sunbird (Nectarinia
calcostetha) - common, particularly in mangroves, but also
occurs in gardens and cultivated areas near the shore.
7p - Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) -
uncommon in forest edge. They have fiery orange wedge parting black
throat and breast and metallic blue green forehead that separates
male from more common male Olive-Backed Sunbird. Female has grayish
7p - Grey-Hooded Sunbird (Aethopyga primigenius) -
common, known only from Mt. Apo, Kitanglad, Hilong-Hilong and
north central mountains. Grey head appears to be a hood, contrasting
with white belly. Call continuous high pitched metallic
7p - Lovely Sunbird (Aethopyga shelleyi) -
common, particularly in Palawan, in cultivated areas, thickets,
forest, and edge below 2000 m
7p - Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela) -
common, soaring over forest from lowland to over 2000 m. Holds
wings slightly forward and with slight dihedral. Underwing has
prominent broad white band near trailing edge. Call loud, lazy
whistled seeee-ap weep weep or aahh-e-a reep.
7p - Philippine Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus philippensis)
- Uncommon in forest from the lowlands to over 1900 m. Perches
in dense canopy, soars regularly, presence often revealed by its
distinctive 2-note call wheet wit.
7p - Blue-Crowned Racquet-Tail (Prioniturus
discurus) - Fairly common in forest, edge and adjacent
cultivated areas up to 1500 m or higher except where it meets
Montane Racquet-tail. Blue on upperparts restricted to top of head.
7p - Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo philippensis) -
Uncommon, poorly known, occurs in forest and forest edge often near
water and coconut plantations with patches of second growth. Large
and bulky with floppy, rather inconspicuous ear trufts and huge
yellow eyes. Call plaintive aheeehhh or eeehhh repeated every four
seconds, or a low deep hoo hoo hoo at 4 hoos per second over 10 to
7p - Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) -
Uncommon in forest, open woodlands, and coconut plantations, alone
or in pairs. Call varied with kowp-owp-owp-owp in flight, 1- or
2-note kow while perched, and long harsh churrrrrr or ka-di-di-di-di-di