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Stamps featuring the "Tailorbirds" Philippine birds

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Stamps featuring the "Tailorbirds" Philippine birds

The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue the bird definitive series by featuring some more Philippine birds. Four (4) Tailorbirds are presented in this fourth part.

Kind of Issue: Definitive
Denomination and Quantity: P26 ........... 900,000 (4 designs)
Date of Issue: May 25, 2009
Sheet Composition: 100 (10 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 22nmx25mm
Perforation: 13 1/2
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Amstar Company, Inc.
Graphic Artist Coraz.on T. Loza
Layout Artist: Robinson C. Cruza
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Designs: Philippine birds 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. (The book was provided by Alvin Asis)

a. Philippine Tailorbird (Orthotomus c astaneic eps)
Common in dense under$owth forests.These are noisy, but not easy to see birds. It is called "Pipit Mananahi" or "Didit" in Pilipino.

b. Black Headed Tailorbird (Orthotomus nigriceps) These are mall birds; lores, eyering and eyebrow, white; rest of head, neck, throat, and upper breast, black; wing feathers blackish edged with olive green; lower breast and center of belly, darkish grey with belly feathers having white tips forming a scalloped appearance. Read more

 

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting May 25,2009 at the Postage and Philatelic Department, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.