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15 April 2011

Parrots of the Philippines

From left to right :
40s : Philippine Cockatoo (菲律賓鳳頭鸚鵡) ; 3.60p : Blue-backed Parrot (藍背鸚鵡)
3.20p : Great-billed Parrot (巨嘴鸚鵡) ; 2.80p : Luzon Racquet-tail (山扇尾鸚鵡)
5p : Philippine Hanging Parrot (菲律賓短尾鸚鵡) ; 2.30p : Guaiabero (菲律賓鸚鵡)
The Philippines (1984)

19th November, 2010. Araneta, Cubao

From left to right :
Striated Heron (綠簑鷺) ; Great Crested Tern (鳳頭燕鷗) ; Ruddy Turnstone (翻石鷸)
The Philippines (1992)

Thanks to Jean-Pierre of Amily, France and Myron of the Philippines, above cover finished successfully with their great help and kindly stamps provided. As Myron says, the parrot stamp sets now selling in dealers of Philippine are near US$3 however I got it in friendship price.

Those six parrots are endemic or near endemic to the Philippines or nearby island Sulawesi, the largest island in the east of Indonesia. Only Azure-rumped Parrot to be found in farther south of Java. Although all of parrot not have endanger situation, the Philippine Cockatoo and Luzon Racquet-tail now listed as endangered species, the reasons because illegal trapping for cage-bird trading or habitat lost. That is, these six parrots are common to see in cage-bird markets over the world.

In the meanwhile, on the back side of the envelope also has three terns and herons stamps, for made-up postage. Those sea birds are commonly to be found south-east coast or off-coast islands of South China Sea and west Pacific Ocean.
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