Monday, December 5, 2011

Several of jungle fowls from Vietnam - 2006

On 1 April 2006, Vietnam Ministry of Posts & Telematics (MPT) collaborated with Birdlife International organisation  issued the stamp series  “Several of jungle fowls” consisting of 5 values and 1 block of 5 stamps with their denominations of 800d; 2.000d; 3,000d, 5,000d, 8,000d and 18,800d respectively. All issue stamps have logo of BLI (Birdlife International org.).
The stamp set depicts Vietnam’s threatened and endemic partridges and pheasants (Galliformes). The stamp designer selected five Galliformes to be depicted on the stamps. They are the Orange-necked Partridge Arborophila davidi, Edwards’s Pheasant Lophura edwardsi, Vietnamese Pheasant Lophura hatinhensis, Germain’s Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron germaini and Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata.
Detail of five Galliformes described in the previous edition of this blog , on 27 November 2010, with the title Birdlife of Vietnam 2006.
The other issued is  Maxi card , consist of five card , each depicts the rare fowl in clearly and colourful.
Edwards’s Pheasant Lophura edwardsi
All five species have small populations that are declining because of habitat loss and fragmentation and high levels of hunting.The classifications of population vary depending upon how severe their threat of extinction is considered to be.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rare birds in Vietnamese coast

On the 25th of May 2010, the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) collaborated with Birdlife International organisation issued the stamp series  “Rare birds in Vietnamese coast” . This issue consisting of 3 values and 1 block with their denominations of 2,000 đ; 6,500 đ; 8,500 đ and 14,500 đ. The species depicted on stamps are Tringa guttifer, Calidris pygmeus, Larus Saundersi, Rynchops albicollis. All species of precious and rare emigrating birds in the coastal area of Vietnam.

3-1: Nordmann's Greenshank (Tringa guttifer)
Nordmann's Greenshank or Tringa guttifer is an Endangered species according to BirdLife International where its migratory routes are confined to East Asian Australasian Flyway. It is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List 2007. It is found in Xuân Thủy National Park, Nam Định province.

3-2: Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmeus)
Spoon-billed Sandpiper or Calidris pygmeus is a unique and rapidly disappearing shorebird. It becomes extinct be entirely due to human activity: reclamation of key staging sites, disturbance on and of the breeding grounds, and hunting. There is now evidence that the current population might not exceed 1,000 breeding pairs.
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