Souvenir Sheet: Hong Kong Bird Definitives

This souvenir sheet features the low-value “bird” definitives from Hong Kong. 4 high-value stamps are also available, but are not included on this souvenir sheet to keep it affordable. Overall, a great set of stamps.

Souvenir Sheet Hong Kong 2006 Bird Definitives

Country: Hong Kong
Issue Date: 31st December 2006

Stamp Details

From left to right, top to bottom:

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster
  • Collared Scops Owl, Otus lettia
  • Scarlet Minivet, Pericrocotus speciosus
  • Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
  • Fork-tailed Sunbird, Aethopyga christinae
  • Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii
  • Black-faced Spoonbill, Platalea minor
  • Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
  • Greater Painted Snipe, Rostratula benghalensis
  • Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus
  • Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach

Up Before the Beak

The elliptical perforations that you can see on each stamp are a standard security feature, used by several countries. These perforations make the stamp difficult to forge or fake.

High Flyers

The 4 high-value stamps in this definitive series are as follows:

  • White Wagtail ($10)
  • Northern Shoveler ($13)
  • Common Magpie ($20)
  • Dalmatian Pelican ($50)

These stamps are available on a separate souvenir sheet (I don’t have one!)

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