Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tonga at Pacific 97


Tonga Post has issued the souvenir sheet comprised one stamp depicted Pacific Swallow bird ( Hirundo tahitica) for commemorating their participation at the San Francisco International Stamp Exhibition, Pacific 97.

The Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. They breed in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka across to south east Asia and the islands of the south Pacific.The Pacific Swallow is a small swallow at 13 cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky under parts.

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