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21 January 2009

Birds of Taiwan

NT$34 : Japanese White-eye (綠繡眼) ; NT$20 : Eurasian Magpie (喜鵲)
NT$15 : Tree Sparrow (麻雀) ; NT$7 : Eastern Turtle Dove (金背鳩)
Taiwan (2008)
5th June, 2008. Sing-an, Taipei

Since 2007, Taiwan releases a set of definitive stamps featuring 16 Taiwanese domestic birds, most of species are very common in Far East or special in Taiwan. The last four of part 4, country name on the stamps changes to Republic of China (Taiwan), have been issued on last week. Here shown two of first day covers, part 3 and part 4 of this definitive stamp set which sent by James and David. Thanks for their excellent covers. The extra stamps on the below cover are Siberian Rubythroat (野鴝) and Long-tailed Shrike (棕背伯勞).

NT$0,5 : Greater Painted-snipe (彩鷸) ; NT$9 : Island Thrush (白頭鶇)
NT$13 : White-breasted Waterhen (白胸苦惡鳥)
NT$17 : Yellowish-bellied Bush-warbler (黃腹樹鶯)
Taiwan (2009)
15th January, 2009. Ai 3rd Road, Keelung
(featuring first day special postmark)
19th January, 2009. Hongkong

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