Complete Set of 4 nos of special postage stamps on the resident birds of Nepal : Great hornbillCheer pheasantCommon green magpie and Spiny babbler :

Great Pied Hornbill : Himalayan BirdCheer Pheasant : Wallich's LandfowlGreen Magpie : Nepalese birdNepalese Laughing Thrush (variegated laughingthrush)Issued by Nepal

Issued on 2034 Ashwin 1 corresponding to 17th September 1977

Issued for : A set of four special postage stamps featuring four different resident birds is being issued today to present our natural beauty and diversity.

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

Designer : Mr. K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a) 5 P,
b) 15 P
c) R. 1
d) R. 2.30

Colour : 5

Size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked Adhesive paper

Quantity :
a) 30,00,000 (Three Million),
b) 20,00,000 (Two Million)
c) 10,00,000 (One Million)
d) 5,00,000 (Half Million)

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, India

About : 

  • Buceros bicornis, the odd looking bird lives in dense forests skirting the inner and outer Tarai. People used to hunt it for oil contained in its yellow casque before His Majesty’s Government granted it the status of a protected bird.
  • Catreus willichii comes from the gorgeous pheasant family of the Himalayas. It is mainly found westward of the Kali Gandaki river up to the elevation of about 3100 meters and found on grassy and rocky slopes near oak forests.
  • Cissa chinensis, a beautiful bird from corvidae species is fairly common in dense evergreen thickets up to the height of 2,000 meters. Its conspicuous green colour camouflaged by its habitat creates difficult conditions for bird watchers.
  • Turdoides nipalensis or the world famous Spinny Babbler is a shy bird. It is fairly common in shrubs at the edge of fields usually below 2,000 meters. It is believed to exist exclusively within the Kingdom of Nepal.