Indian Birds Series 1975

Complete Set of 4 nos of special postage stamps on the Indian Birds :

638 Indian Pitta [Indian Bird] Stamp 1975639 Headed Oriole [Indian Bird] Stamp 1975640 Western Tragopan [Indian Bird] Stamp 1975641 Monal Pheasant [Indian Bird] Stamp 1975

Issued by India

Issued on Apr 28, 1975

Issued for : India is endowed with a wide variety of birds known for their forms and colour, the vivacity of their movements and the sweetness of their sounds. These birds are ever a source of beauty and joy and make the environment colourful, happy and gay. The P & T Department is happy to present on its postage stamps four species of these colourful birds in their natural colours.

Indian Pitta is a gaudy, thrush-like passerine bird, possessing a loud clear double whistle found throughout peninsular India.

Blackheaded Oriole is a brilliant golden yellow and black bird found almost throughout India. Moving singly or in pairs they make a charming scene.

Western Tragopan is one of the most colourful of the four species of tragopan or horned pheasants inhabiting the Himalayas.

Monal Pheasant is found throughout the Himalayan ranges. The cock has a highly refulgent metallic black plumage while the hen is a plain-looking mottled brown bird.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 25 & 50 Paise, 1 Re. and 2 Rs.

Size of stamps : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Number printed :
25 P : 5 Millions
50 P : 3 Millions
Re. 1/- : 2 Millions
Rs. 2/- : 2 Millions

Number per issue sheet : 35

Reproduction : Photogravure

Designed and printed by : India Security Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *