Stamps featuring Philippine Wild Ducks

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring some wild ducks found in the Philippines.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantities: P7 – – – 200,000 (4 designs)
Souvenir Sheet: P28 – – 10,000 sheets
Sheet Composition: 16 (4×4)
Size of Stamps: 40mmx30m
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 181mm x 60 mm
Date of Issue: August 3, 2007
Last Day of Issue: August 2, 2008 (as stocks allow)
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Corazon T. Loza
Graphic Designers: Randolph Siscar
Cristina Metilla
Nick Jr.r
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak T.
Designs: Wild Ducks found in the Philippines (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)

Ducks are web-footed swimming birds in the family Anatidae, which also includes the goose and swan. It is distinguished from the goose and swan by its comparatively small size, short neck and legs, its somewhat flattened body and the sexes usually have a different plumage. In common with them, and with the flamingo, it has transverse, tooth-like ridges called lamellae, just inside the edges of the bill, for straining edible matter from mud or water. The numerous species of ducks occur throughout the world on fresh or salt waters and on many oceanic small islands.

Ducks do not need and will not use dropping boards or nests, and an open shed littered with straw. They feed on plants, seeds, grains, animal foodstuffs, milk and almost any type of feeding material found on a farm. Since ducks are rugged and are able to care for themselves, they do well on free range. Also, ducks can be successfully raised without water facilities for swimming. However, they breed most naturally when they have swimminq facilities. Read more.

The stamps, souvenir sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting August 3, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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