Nepal Bird Series 1992

A set of three special postage stamps on the Birds of Nepal : Pintailed green pigeonBohemian waxwing and Rufoustailed lark :

Treron apicaudaBombycilla garrulusAmmomanes phoenicuraIssued by Nepal

Issued on Dec 20, 1992

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a. R. 1 Pintailed Green Pigeon (Treron apicauda)
b. R.Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
c. R. 25 Rufous-tailed Finch-Lark (Ammomanes Phoenicurus)

Colour : 4 Colours

Size : 35 mm x 25 mm

Format : Horizontal

Paper : Stamp Paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (One million) each

Sheet : 50 Stamps per sheet

Process : Offset Lithography

Printer : Helio Courvoisier S.A., Switzerland

About : 

  • Pin-tailed Green pigeon (Treron apicauda) 42 cm approx. with a grey neck, two yellow wingbars and a long pointed tail congregates in fig trees in small flocks in deep forest at the height of 152-305 m. above the sea level. It is occasionally seen in the forest of the Terai region and it was recently found in Lumbini. This kind of bird eats fruits, drinks regularly at streams and calls a varied mellow whistle. It seems rather sluggish but has a strong wingbeats.

    Present postage stamp brought out today depicts a picture of Pin-tailed Green Pigeon.

  • Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), 18 cm approx. is a scarce bird, once noted only four in number in leafless tree in Helambu, Nepal in the month of December at 3660 m. above the sea level. During winter season in Nepal it apparently eats juniper berries. It has a strong flight and produces a thin zi-zi-zi-zi sound when about to fly.

    Present postage stamp brought out today depicts a picture of Bohemian Waxwing.

  • Rufous-tailed Finch-Lark (Ammomanes Phoenicurus), 16-17 cm approx. with streaks above its body, spots on the breast and a distinct rufous on tail is commonly found in open, dry country among short grass clumps ploughed fields at the height of 120-305 m. above sea level. It usually runs and flutters upward for a short distance then drops to run again with little chirps. The bird while courting sings and flutters high up in the air. As a result of destruction of habitat it is gradually on the decline.

    Present postage stamp brought out today depicts a picture of Rufous-tailed Finch-Lark.

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