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24 June 2012

Waxwing and Peace Dove

L : Bohemian Waxwing (太平鳥) and R : Rock Pigeon (原鴿)
China (2012)
20th March, 2012. Shennan C. Road, Shenzhen

In recent years, China Post decided turn their stamp design in higher quality, when compare with 10-15 years ago, thanks to computer effect stamps are look more colourful. The above joint-issue with Israel is one example.Two illustrated birds, Bohemian Waxwing and Rock Pigeon, are not much look like real birds and decorated with sharped colour.

The reason to choose two birds as their Chinese names are as well as peaceful. Bohemian Waxwing widely to be found in northern Eurasia area and migrates to south, sometimes can be found them in Fujian, Guangdong or further-south of Vietnam and Cambodia. Rock Pigeon, now becomes domestic dove in worldwide, originally lives in Germany. The whited doves always is a iconic bird of peace in variety activities.

Rock Pigeon (原鴿)
China (2012)

18th May, 2012. Hepingmen, Beijing