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.).
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Orange-necked Partridge Arborophila davidi
 
The first three ,Orange-necked Partridge Arborophila davidi, Edwards’s Pheasant Lophura edwardsi, Vietnamese Pheasant Lophura hatinhensis are regarded by BirdLife International as Endangered.
 
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Vietnamese Pheasant Lophura hatinhensis
 
Meanwhile the others, Germain’s Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron germaini and Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata, are regarded by Birdlife International as Vulnerable. 
 
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Germain’s Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron germaini
 
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Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata.
 
 
In conjunction with this programme,Vietnam Ministry of Posts & Telematics also issued The First Day Cover .The official first day cover divided in two covers, each  sealed with three stamps and two stamps. Both the first day cover has specific postmarked.
 
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The Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata has depicted on the both of First day Cover.

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