2009, August 13. Philippine Birds - Definitives (Reprints
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 13.5
of 100 (10 x 10)
Mountain Verditer Flycatcher - Singles (200,000)
Rock Thrush - Singles (200,000)
Common Flameback Singles (200,000)
Design: 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
3p - Mountain Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis nigrimentalis).
Common in forest, from near the ground
to the canopy, above 800 m.
Found mostly in Luzon and Mindoro -
Mts. Iglit-Baco [Catibog-Sinha 1986].
4p - Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius).
A member of the thrush family Turdidae. This
species breeds in southern Europe and northwest Africa, and from
central Asia to northern China, Philippines and Malaysia. The
European, north African and southeast Asian birds are mainly
resident. Other Asian populations are more migratory, wintering in
sub-Saharan Africa, India and Southeast Asia. The Blue Rock is a
large thrush, 8-9 inches in length with a long slim bill.
- Common Flameback or Common Goldenback (Dinopium javanense).
in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and
medium-sized, golden-backed woodpecker with long and solid black
moustachial stripes. Both sexes have black eyestripes joined to
black rear neck stripe. Male has red, female black crown. Its
natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests,
subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or
tropical mangrove forests.