Mar 5, 2014

Taiwan FDC on "Swinhoe’s Pheasant"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Swinhoe’s Pheasant

Date of Issue : 20 February 2014

The Swinhoe’s pheasant is a member of the Phasianidae family and is a protected species endemic to Taiwan. A quick and nimble bird, it inhabits the floor of broadleaf forests between 300 and 2,300 meters in elevation. The designs follow:

Four stamps in a se-tenant block:
Immature (NT$5): Immature young males have a mottled plumage that resembles a mix of adult male and adult female plumage.
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.
Chicks (NT$10): The chicks have an eye line beside each eye and several dark brown stripes on their heads.
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.

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