Welcome to my collection. My topic is birds and I collect mostly covers but I will show you a variety of philatelic material that is part my collection.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Another registered cover from Philippines this time with full 2007 Kingfishers set. A 1993 anti-TB seal is also used.
Variable Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus): It can be found in subtropical and tropical forests in Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Halcyon lindsayi): It is endemic to Philippines and it can be found in tropical and subtropical forests.
White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis): It is a tree kingfisher living in eastern Europe and Asia. It feeds on fish, snakes, insects, earthworms, small reptiles, birds, crabs, small rodents and amphibians. It has four subspecies. I believe that H.s.gularis is shown on the stamp as it is the subspecies that can be found in Philippines.
Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris): It can be found from Red Sea to southern Asia to Australasia and up to Polynesia. It has about 50 subspecies! It feeds on small crabs, small fish, lizards, worms, frogs, insects, snails and shrimps.
Palawan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis): This medium-sized pheasant is also known as Napoleon Peacock-Pheasant. This endangered species is endemic to the Philippines.

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