Thursday, 9 October 2014

Indonesia ~ Birds of Paradise

(100,-) The western parotia (Parotia sefilata), endemic to Indonesia the western parotia is found only in the mountain forests of Vogelkop and the Wandammen Peninsula of Western New Guinea.

(150,-) The twelve-wired-bird-of-paradise (Seleucides melanoleuca) is a medium-sized, velvet black and yellow bird-of-paradise. Its a lowland forests bird. The male displays on an exposed vertical perch with its breast-shield flared. Its diets consists mainly of fruits and arthropods.

(250,-) The red-bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra), an Indonesian endemic distributed to lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Indonesia ~ Definitive Duck Stamps

                             Indonesia 1998, High Value Definitive "Duck" special series.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Indonesia ~ Cockatoo

Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), is a cockatoo endemic to to the south Moluccas in -eastern Indonesia. In the wild the salmon-crested cockatoo inhabits lowland forest below 1000 m. The diet consist mainly of seeds, nuts and fruit as well as coconuts and also eat meat.

Sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita), is a relatively large white cockatoo found in wooded habitats in Australia and New Guinea and some of the islands in Indonesia.

Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus stenolophus), also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family native to New Guinea and far north Queensland, Australia.

Malaysia ~ Bird Stamp

Malaysia 2009, (30 sen) Polyplectron malacence, (50 sen) Mycteria cinerea, (50 sen) Myophonus robinsoni

The Malayan peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron malacence) is a medium-sized pheasant of the galliform family Phasianidae.

The Milky stork (Mycterea cinerea) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This species occurs in Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Sulawesi and Buton.

The Malayan whistling thrush (Myophonus robinsoni), is a species bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to Malaysia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

North Korea ~ Birds of Paradise

 North Korea 1993 CTO, Birds of Paradise souvenir sheet, (10) Picus canus, (20) Cincinnurus regius, (50) Diphyliobes magnificus, (60) Paradisea apoda

Monday, 6 October 2014

Vietnam ~ Bird Stamp

Vietnam 1991 CTO, Grus japonensis, Grus antigone sharpii, Grus nigricollis, Grus vipio, Bugeranus leucogerranus

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Thailand ~ Dutch Bantam

The Dutch Bantam is a breed of chicken originating in the Netherlands. It is also one of the true bantam breeds, meaning it is a naturally small bird with no related large fowl from which it was miniatureized. Dutch Bantams have many color variations, and have grown in popularity as exhibition poultry worldwide.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Thailand ~ Junglefowl

The Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the Phasianidae family. It is thought to be ancestral to the domestic chicken, with some hybridization with the grey junglefowl. The red junglefowl was first domesticated at least five thousand years ago in Asia, then taken around the world, and the domestic form is kept globally as a very productive food source of both meat and eggs.

Finland ~ Bird Postcard

The Eurasian Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) is a large game bird in the grouse family. It is a sedentary species, breeding across northern Eurasia in moorland and bog areas near to woodland.

U.S.A ~ Bird Postcard

The Roadrunner "Clown of the Desert. About 22 inches (56 cm) in length, it would rather run than fly. It lives on a menu of insects, lizards, centipedes, mice and snakes.

Russia ~ Bird Postcard

Common Bullfinch or Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter. Mixed woodland with some conifers is favoured for breeding, including parkland and gardens.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Maldives ~ Bird Stamp

Maldives 1964, 1L The Lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel), 2L The Crab-plover (Dronas ardeola), 3L The White-tailed tropicbird (Phaeton lepturus), 4L The Wedge-tailed shearwater), 5L The Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

Uni Sovet ~ Waterfowl Stamp

Uni Sovyet 1991, 5k The Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), 15k The Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), 20k The White-Headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

Uni Sovyet ~ Waterfowl Stamp

Uni Sovyet 1989, 5k The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), 15k The Eurasian Teal (Anas Crecca), 20k The Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Estonia ~ Bird Postcard

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia, and parts of North Africa in any sort of woodland. It is generally resident, and most great tits do not migrate except in extremely harsh winter.
The Great Tit has adapted well to human changes in the environment and is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and garden.

Netherlands ~ Bird Postcard