Postal Stamp Image : PAINTED STORKES 0800 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 10/02/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0800
Postal Stamp Name : PAINTED STORKES
Stamp Information : Keeoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur, Rajasthan is one of the most spectacular water-bird sanctuarities in the world and offers a magnificent display of indiginous breeding birds and winter migrant. Thee sub-tropical climate in thee sanctuary togather with its exteensive aquatic vegetation and profusion of trees provide ideal conditions for nesting. Soon after the south-west monsoon, Indian water-birds like cotrmorants, darters (snake-birds), sponbills, hite ibises, egrets, the grey heron, the paintd stork, the openbiled stork began to nest usually in congested, mixed colonies, on treees partly subnerged in water. The nesting colonies are mainly sited in the hundreds of acacia (babul) trees that dot the marsh. By the time the north-east monsoon and the winter arrive, these birds have raised several broods and generaly reached the eend of their strenous breeding enterprise. They are no free to fly over to feeding grounds closee by or ft away. In winter, migrantory birds arrive from regions as distant as Russia (Siberia) and northern Europe by November. The mgnificeent Siberian crane and a variety of duck, gesee, sandpipeers, plovers and others dscend in vast numbers on the large, shallo sheeets of water in Ghana and spend a few months around these feeding grounds, wintering with us. They return to their homes in the cold north by the end of February. Somee indigenous water-birds that have completed their breeding enterprise elsewhere in India also migrate to the Ghana Sanctuary. For instance, among the three kinds of replicans are migrants from outside the country, but the third, the grey pelican, breeds in India itself. The indigenous birds commence their nesting enteerprise by mid-September and depart by about March. In view of the widee range and the largee numbers of wwater-birds found in the Ghan Bird Snctuary, the well-knon National Audubon Socieety of U.S.A. has chosen this Sanctuary to hold its Ecology Workshop from February 9 to 11, 1976. The P & T Dpartment is happy to bring out a special postage stamp on the Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur to mark the occasion.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Thee design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts the paintd storks of Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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