Stamps featuring Philippine birds I

The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue the bird definitive series by featuring some more Philippine birds. Twelve (12) birds are presented in this first part.

Kind of Issue: Definitive
Denomination and Quantity: P1 ………. 1,950,000
P2………. 815,000
P7 ………. 1,000,000 (10 designs)
Date of Issue: March 9, 2009
Sheet Composition: 100 (10 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 22mm x 25mm
Perforation: 13 1/2
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Amstar Company, Inc.
Graphic Artist: Corazon T.Loza
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Layout Artist: Robinson C. Cruza
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)

Mugimaki Flycatcher ( Ficedula mugimaki)
A tiny bird with black upperparts, broad white wing patch are white base to outer tail feathers. Found in Luzon, Mindanao, Negros and Sibutu.

Narcissus Flycatcher ( Ficedula narcissina)
Medium sized bird with eyebrow rump, throat, and upper breast in bright orange yellow color; black upper parts extends down almost across breast forming an indistinct black crescent on breast. Read more

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting March 9,2009 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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