Jul 19, 2008

Conservation of Birds-Taiwan Blue Magpie FDC from Taiwan

FDC Name: Conservation of Birds-Taiwan Blue Magpie.
Issue date:9th JULY 2008.
Details:Taiwan blue magpie is a member of the Corvidae family and a protected species endemic to Taiwan. Its head and breast are black. The rest of its body is blue. Its tail feathers are exceptionally long. The bird's gorgeous plumage makes it a frequent target of hunters. Over development and pollution pose an even more serious threat.
  • NT$5.00: Foraging Taiwan blue magpie is an omnivorous bird. Its diverse diet, group living habit, large stature, and combative nature are all advantageous traits in terms of survival. Its food storing behavior gives it another survival advantage in the face of natural change.

  • NT$5.00: Rearing the young Taiwan blue magpies are cooperative breeders; individuals other than a chick's parents, including both other adults and sub-adults, can help provide care and that ensure group survival.

  • NT$12.00: Sub-adults In most bird species, the parents gradually drive their young away to find their own territory after they are grown, yet the sub-adults of Taiwan blue magpies stay to help rear their younger siblings.

  • NT$12.00: FlyingAlso known as "long-tailed mountain ladies," Taiwan blue magpies live in groups. When they fly in a line, it appears as if they are building beautiful "bird bridges" in the forests. The sight is magnificent

Remark:Excellent FDC by Taiwan post.The stamps and the miniature sheet are also good.The local cancellation is very clear & good.

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