A set of three special postage stamps on the Birds of Nepal : Pin–tailed green pigeon, Bohemian waxwing and Rufous–tailed lark :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Dec 20, 1992
Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Designer : K. Karmacharya
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
a. R. 1 : Pin–tailed Green Pigeon (Treron apicauda)
b. R. 3 : 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
- 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.