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.

3-3: Saunders's Gull (Larus saundersi)
Saunders's Gull or  Larus saundersi is a species of gull in the Laridae family. It is found in China, Hongkong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Russia, Taiwan and Việt Nam. Its natural habitats are estuarine waters and intertidal marshes.

Xúc cá (Rynchops albicollis)
Indian Skimmer or Rynchops albicollis is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List 2004. They are known for their unique bill, which has a much longer lower mandible and is perfectly adapted to their specialised feeding technique of skimming the water's surface for prey.

1 comment:

  1. Bird lover must count the given factors for their survival in this earth.


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