APAD 0124: The black-naped oriole on stamp

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Everything Pinoy, Mellow Yellow Monday, philately, stamps | 6 comments

I’ve been away for a whole week, sorry, folks. I had to do something important that I had not enough time to go through my files to post during this period. But now I’m back, the above pic is the only yellow that came out from quickly browsing my photo album. It’s a stamp that was affixed to a postcard sent from the Philippines.

It is a definitive stamp in one peso (P1) denomination re-issued by the Philippine Post twice in 2009 featuring the black-naped oriole. The oriole’s yellow and black plume is a very attractive colour combination.

Black-naped orioles are common and widespread in early second growth, open scrub and gardens, alone or in groups. It has a distinctive black and bright yellow plumage and its large size separates it from other species of orioles. This bird is fairly tame and noisy and can be heard from far away. Loud and pleasant pee-yaaaaooww or keeaaaooww call are repeated every few seconds often with several birds calling together.

                                                                  – Philippine Stamps and Postal History site.

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  1. i just realized it, and its' kinda weird…i haven't seen a postage stamp in long time!*LOL* i am getting mail but the stamps are ink, not real stamp. should i complain?:p

  2. I even like the name.

  3. it's gorgeous.

  4. Luna, yes, you should complain. See how much we have learned from this one (1 peso) stamp!

  5. funny but my husband just bought two pages of stamps last week because the design was cute. we sorta collect fancy/cute stamps, mostly US stamps.

  6. @Luna, Lesley is right – you should complain. Ink frankmarks are okay to me, but only when it's for a special cancelation hahaha.@Lucy and Ms. Becky – it's a gorgeous looking bird, just by looking at the stamp. I didn't know it is found in my native land. Stamps and postcards are fun tools for learning, aren't they?@PhotoCache, I also like the stamps issued by the USPS, especially the Forever series. Next year, the USPS is issuing a se-tenant featuring the cherry blossoms of Washington, DC. I've seen the stamp already and it is so beautiful and dainty because the dominant colour is baby pink 😀

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