Taiwan issues stamp set featuring the Swinhoe’s pheasant

By in Animals, Fauna, Stamp news on February 20, 2014
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Swinhoes Pheasant stamps Taiwan 2014 After kicking off the “Conservation of Birds” series in 2008 with a set of stamps on the Taiwan blue magpie, Chunghwa Post is now following up with another set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the Swinhoe’s pheasant. This issue consist out of four stamps in a block with a souvenir sheet.

The design of the stamps

1. Four stamps in a se-tenant block:Stamp Taiwan 2014 Immature young male(1) Immature (NT$5): Immature young males have a mottled plumage that resembles a mix of adult male and adult female plumage.

Stamp Taiwan 2014 Male  Pheasants(2) Male (NT$5): The male has a bright red wattle on each cheek, a dark bluish black head, white patches on its crest, nape, and upper back, and red scapulars. It has long tail feathers including two central pure white ones. The rest of its body is bluish black with a bright blue or bluish green sheen.

Stamp Taiwan 2014 Pheasant Chicks
(3) Chicks (NT$10): The chicks have an eye line beside each eye and several dark brown stripes on their heads.

StaTaiwan 2014 Hen and Chick(4) Hen and Chick (NT$12): The plain female is brown overall with dense arrow- and v-shaped patterns. Its tail feathers are chestnut red with black horizontal markings. Chicks start follow around their mothers as soon as they are hatched.

Swinhoes Pheasant Souvenir sheet Taiwan 2014
2. Souvenir sheet (NT$25): The sheet displays courtship behavior of Swinhoe’s pheasants. The male struts around the female while rapidly flapping its spread wings and making continuous calls.

More information stampset

Issue date: 20-02-2014
Paper: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation: 121/2 × 131/2

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