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25 February 2010

Caribbean's birds (4) - Dominica

L : Red-billed Tropicbird (紅嘴熱帶鳥) ; R : Northern Gannet (北方塘鵝)
Dominica (2005)

25th November, 2009. General Post Office, Roseau
12th December, 2009. Hongkong


Again, here to show you a cover with domestic birds from Caribbean, after the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and an overseas department of France - Martinique. It is the eighth of this series and will be updated in future. However, two species on the covers Red-billed Tropicbird and Northern Gannet, are not popular in Caribbean's issues, now is a supplement of these two species.

Red-billed Tropicbird
is partly common in Atlantic Ocean, in Caribbean, east coast of Africa and topical of Atlantic Ocean, also some of them appear in Pacific coast of North to Latin America and north India Ocean. The subspecies p. a. indicus to be found in South China Sea. Northern Gannet commonly to be found in north Atlantic, it is a large yellow-headed seabird mostly nesting on cliff in large colonies. After the bleeding season, it migrates to further south in the Atlantic during winter.
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