In Se-tenant Blocks of Ten
7p Mindanao Bleeding Heart Pigeon
7p Nicobar Pigeon
7p Black-chinned Fruit Dove
7p Metallic Pigeon
7p Pink-necked Green Pigeon
7p Amethyst Brown Dove
7p Grey Imperial Pigeon
7p Red Turtle Dove
7p Pied Imperial Pigeon
7p Spotted-Imperial Pigeon
7p Philippine Eagle,
7p Philippine Cockatoo,
7p Java Sparrow,
7p Blue-capped Wood Kingfisher
Miniature Sheets of 14 (8,000)
(Priced at P125 per
Designer and Graphic Artist: Corazon
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo
Layout Artist: Robinson C. Cruza
First Day Covers: Manila
21st ASIAN INTERNATIONAL STAMP
EXHIBITON, TAIPEI, TAIWAN SOUVENIR SHEETS
FEATURING PHILIPPINE BIRDS
The 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition (Taipei
2008) was held from March 7 – 11, 2008,
at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3. Twenty-six
member countries of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP)
participated with more than two hundred exhibits.
1,000 frames of stamps cherished by collectors was on display.
Organized by Taiwan Post, Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation and
Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The Asian International
Stamp Exhibition is held every two years.
Bleeding Heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger).
to the Philippines, where it is known from Samar, Leyte, Bohol,
Dinagat, Mindanao and Basilan.
7p Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas
With its iridescent emerald green, copper, and blue
plumage and long, ornamental neck feathers known as hackles, the
Nicobar Pigeon is one of the most beautiful species of Pigeon in the
7p Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus
This species has a large range, with an estimated
global Extent of Occurrence of 100,000-1,000,000 km˛. The global
population size has not been quantified, is described as 'uncommon' in at
least parts of its range.
7p Metallic Pigeon
Also known as White-throated Pigeon, medium-sized
of up to 37cm long. Distributed
to tropical forests of eastern Indonesia, the Philippines, New
Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa and surrounding
southwest Pacific islands.
Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans).
The only Green Pigeons found commonly outside the
primary forest. They prefer habitats with trees that provide fruits
as well as a safe perch including mangroves, scrub, secondary
forest, forest edge.
Amethyst Brown Dove (Phapitreron amethystina).
Amethyst Brown-dove is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural
habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Grey Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pickeringii).
Found mostly in small islands off Palawan, Mindanao
and in the Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines. Early
reports describe it as plentiful at several localities, however,
recent reports indicate a significant decrease in its population.
Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica).
turtle-doves live in flat areas and mountain areas ranging from
660-880 meters above sea level. These birds have black beaks and
black outer feathers on their backs and wing tips. They live
together in large flocks.
Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor).
A large pigeon with white head and chest, black on the
outer wings and tail, black bars under the tail and a white rump,
yellow bill. Usually seen in flocks, sometimes singly or small
groups, particularly early and then again late in the day.
Spotted-Imperial Pigeon (Ducula carola).
Endemic to the Philippines. Since 1980, there have been records
from 12 sites on Luzon, Mindoro and Mindanao. By 1990s, it had
become rare and local in the Sierra Madre mountains, although flocks
of 20 were still recorded regularly at Angat Dam.
Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi).
The Philippine Eagle can be found in
rainforests of four major
Philippine islands -
Mindanao; the largest number
of eagles reside on Mindanao.
Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia).
Philippine cockatoo belongs to Psittacidae or the family of parrots. Cockatoos
are treetop, hole-nesting birds which have a massive scimitar-like
beak for cracking nuts, digging up roots, or prying grubs from wood.
Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora).
Sparrows are large, full-bodied finches.
They have impressive beaks that look like they could do some serious
damage, however, they are harmless. Despite their large size and
formidable beak, Javas are peaceful birds.
Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher (Actenoides hombroni).
Uncommon Mindanao endemic, poorly known and hard to
see. Generally quiet and perches in dark recesses in the understorey.