Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2009









2009, May 25.  Philippine Birds - Definitives  (Reprints 2009A)

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 13.5;  Perf. 14  (100p)

Singles, Sheets of 100  (10 x 10)




     5p   Brown Shrike -  Singles  (350,000)


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 Brown Shrike The Brown Shrike is a small shrike. Like its relatives, it is long-tailed, and perches quite upright. The adult male's upper parts and crown are darkish brown. The face is white with the typical shrike black "bandit-mask" through the eye. Underparts are yellowish buff, although the hues vary somewhat between the different races. Its call is a harsh chatter that pierces the early morning air. Females are less contrasted and have a greyer crown. Immature Brown Shrikes are scalloped on the underparts.They feed on a large number of insects and especially lepidoptera.  (



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Issues of 2009