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