Stamps featuring the Philippine Birds

The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue the bird definitive series by featuring some more Philippine birds. Six (6) new birds are presented in this fifth part.

Kind of Issue:Definitive
Denomination and Quantity:P3 100,000 P4 50,000 P20 ……….. 200,000 (4 designs)
Date of Issue:June 2, 2009
Sheet Composition:100 (10 x 10)
Size of Stamps:22mmx25mm
Perforation:13 1/2
Printing Process:Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper:Amstar Company, Inc.
Graphic Design:CorazonT.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)

Mountain Verditer-Flycatcher ( Eumyias panayensis )
Common in forest, it is popularly called “Lito-lito” in Pilipino. Forehead, lores and chin, deep black; feather bordering black, face bright verditer blue, rest of upperparts verditer blue; belly and undertail coverts white; wing and tail feathers dark grey edged in brighter verditer blue. Read more

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting J:une2,2009 at the Postage and Philatelic Department, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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