Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary Stamp Booklet – By India Post

Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary  Stamp Booklet –  By India Post

Issued By :- India Post 2016

Contributed By:- Mr Gauresh Mehra, Bangalore

Stamp Bookelet 2016














Stamp Booklet 2016

First Day Cover – Conservation Of The Black-necked Crane & The Endangered White – bellied Heron 2015 – By Bhutan Post

First Day Cover – Conservation Of The Black-necked Crane & The Endangered White – bellied Heron 2015 – By Bhutan Post

Date Of Issue:-11.11.2015.

Bhutan 2015 FDC


New Forthcoming Issue Germany – Stamps on Young Wild Animals

New forthcoming Issue Germany – Stamps on Young Wild Animals
Date of Issue :- 01.03.2016.
The stamps and the  postmarks are featuring young graylags (Anser anser)  and  young European hares (Lepus europaeus). Both stamps with face  value 0,70 Euro.
Contributed By:- Mr Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group
German Stamps


WWF – Samoa – Lanbirds of Samoa, Se-tenant

WWF  – Samoa – Lanbirds of Samoa, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the Pacific Robin, Polynesian Triller, Polynesian Starling, Wattled Honey eater is yet another  endangered species list.

The Wattled Honeyeater is a species of bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. It is the only species in the genus Foulehaio.The species is endemic to the islands of the Central Pacific., occurring on America Samoa. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests, tropical mangrove forests, and tropical moist montane forest.

The Pacific Robin is a small passerine, 11.5–13.5 cm long and weighing 9–11g. Over much of its range it is the smallest species of bird. The plumage of the males and females is dimorphic, and the extent of this varies depending on the subspecies. The male of the nominate race has a black head with a white forehead, a black back and tail, and the wings are also black with a white bar. The breast an belly are red, and the lower belly and rump are white. The female lacks the white forehead and the white bar on the wing; and the black plumage of the male is replaced by dark brown feathers instead.

The Polynesian Starling is a species of starling  of the family Sturnidae.On islands where the Samoan Starling is present, the Polynesian Starling is less conspicuous and keeps to the forest, feeding on harder, less edible fruit.

Polynesian Triller is 15 to 16 cm long. The plumage varies geographically; some populations are contrastingly black and white while others have more grey or brown coloration.It is a noisy bird with a nasal, rasping call. The song is short and high-pitched.

Date Of Issue:-02.09.2009.

WWF – Antigua & Barbuda –Caribbean Coot, Se-tenant

WWF  – Antigua  & Barbuda –Caribbean Coot, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the “Caribbean Coot” which is yet another bird on the endangered species list.

The  Caribbean Coot is a large waterbird of the family Rallidae, which is a resident breeder in the Caribbean and parts of Venezuela. The Caribbean Coot has sometimes been treated as a subspecies of the latter species.

The adult is 33–38 centimetres (13–15 in) long and has a short thick white bill with a reddish-brown spot near the tip and a white forehead shield. The body is grey with the head and neck darker than the rest of the body. The legs are yellow, with scalloped toes rather than webbed feet. It differs from the American Coot in that the latter species usually has red knobs at the top of its frontal shield.

The breeding habitat is freshwater lakes and marshes. They build a nest in shallow water or floating, and lay 4-8 speckled whitish or pale brown eggs. They are frequently seen swimming in open water.

Caribbean Coots can dive for food but can also forage on land. They are omnivores, eating plant material, insects, fish, and other aquatic animals.

Their call is a high-pitched squeaking honk somewhat like a goose, similar to American Coot.

Date Of Issue:-03.12.2009.

WWF First Day Covers – Lammergeier – Maseru

World Wide Fund For Nature

Official First Day Covers –  Lammergeier – Groth in Switserland

A set of 4 First Day Covers – Lammergeier – Groth in Switserland – Lammergeiers are long-winged vultures known for their unusual habit of dropping bones on to rocks to smash them open and get at the marrow. They have a widespread distribution in the mountains of Europe, Asia and Africa, and are common in the mountainous highlands of Ethiopia. With wing that span 2m, the lammergeiers soar across the skies over the mountains. Picking out the bones from a carcass, they smash them against rocks to expose the nutritious bone marrow. Young birds need plenty of practice, it can take a full seven years to get bone breaking mastered.

The adult has a buff-yellow body and head, the latter with the black moustaches which give this species its alternative name. It may rub mud over its chin, breast and leg feathers, giving these areas a rust-coloured appearance. The tail feathers and wings are grey. The juvenile bird is dark all over, and takes five years to reach full maturity. The Lammergeier is silent, apart from shrill whistles at the breeding crags, and can live up to 40 years in captivity.

Date Of issue:-20.01.1986.

Special Cover – India – Wild Life

Special Cover – India – Wild Life

A Special cover issued on 08 -12-1978 at Bombay has an excellent combination of themes. It was issued during the Wild Life Week of Maharashtra state with a slogan to preserve Wild Life. Cover illustration has Tiger and Pictorial cancellation on Great Indian Bustard.