Friday, January 29, 2010

Chinese White Dolphin

white dolphin

Hong Kong post collaborated with WWF organization  issued the stamp series of Chinese White Dolphin in 1999. The issued stamp in 4 denomination values with marked WWF logos. Another issue are maxi cards that depicted more detail of this species and local FDC.


The Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis chinensis), also called Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, is a species of the Humpback dolphin and is one of eighty cetacean species.

The adult dolphin is usually white or grey in colour. They exhibit a pink-coloured skin. This colour of the skin is not a result of colour pigmentation, but is actually from blood vessels.


The adult's body length is about 200 - 350 centimetres and the infant's body length is about 1 metre. The average weight of an adult is around 150 to 230 kilograms.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flora Fauna of Indonesia 2005

To commemorate The National Flora and Fauna Day, Indonesian Post issued the flora fauna stamp series which depicted Mammals i.e: Finless Propoise , Dugong, and sea plant i.e: Red algae (Gelidium latifolum) , Linnaneus (Halimed opuntia). The stamp series are in same denomination and as addition to the issuance , mini sheet has been issued that consist of 2 value stamps.

Dugong, known local name as Duyung, are marine mammals which can grow above in 3 m length. Some time called as sea cow. Dugong are more closely related to elephants than marine mammals.It habit shallow, tropical waters throughout the IndoPacific region.

Finless Porpois, local name known as Black purpois or Limbur.They live in the coastal waters and all major rivers of the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans in shallow and warm waters.
This porpoise is easy identify , its lack of a dorsal fin, small body size and distinctive colour.Their feed are little fish, octopus, shrimp and prawn.

Gelidium latifolium, or Red algae, is plants that grow in subtrat coral reef and have value potency export to Japan due to to have rate of Agarose, vitamin B12., etc.

Halimeda opuntia, or Linnaneus, is plants that grow in subtrat coral reef and have value potency export to Japan due to to have rate of Agarose, vitamin B12., etc.

Other butterfly of Sierra Leone

This mini sheet is other serie of Sierra Leone's butteerflies on stamps. The stamp depicted species Hypolimnas salmachis or known as Blue diadem.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Butterflies of Sierra leonne

The stamp sheet-let from Sierra Leone has depicted Blue Swallowtail on stamp and other species African Giant Swallowtail, Citrus Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail on the background of sheet-let.

Blue Swallowtail or known as Papilio zalmoxis or giant blue Ornithoptera, found in many countries of Africa, like Sierra Leone, Nigeria and others.The top of the fore and hind-wings are vivid blue.

African Giant Swallowtail, or known as Papilio Antimachus, is the largest African butterfly with the wing span reach 23 cm. It founds from the rain forest from Sierra Leone to Uganda.

Citrus Swallowtail, or known as Papilio demodocus is a butterfly which lay eggs on the citrus plant. It is found in the tropical regions of Central America, South Africa and Madagascar. This butterfly called as "Christmas butterfly", due to they flies in large number in the Christmas time.

Mocker Swallowtail or known as Papilio dardanus, is a butterfly which have many different forms founds in larger number from Equatorial Africa to South Africa.

Indonesia's Flowers on stamp

In 1970 Indonesia Post has been issued flowers series on stamps, five different denomination values and depicted flower of Kamboja, Cempaka Kuning, Matahari, Melati, and Larat.

Orange Trumpet Vine flower on stamp

Grenada has issued flower stamp sheetlet with species Orange trumpet vine or pyrostegia ignea. Its very beautiful flower and as member of honey plants.
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