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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1968.01   31.12.1968   Birds      
Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha Brown-fronted Woodpecker Dendrocoptes auriceps White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
20p     165     Red-billed Blue Magpie    Urocissa erythroryncha     
50p     102     Brown-fronted Woodpecker    Dendrocoptes auriceps     
1r     201     White-browed Scimitar Babbler    Pomatorhinus schisticeps     
2r     225     Crimson Sunbird    Aethopyga siparaja     

1971.01   29.04.1971   Ravi Varma      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
20p     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

1973.01   14.11.1973   Indipex 73   3v set   
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
2r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

1973.02   14.11.1973   Indipex 73   Sheet with 4 designs, imp   1973.01
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
2r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

1975.01   28.04.1975   Indian birds      
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus
25p     114     Indian Pitta    Pitta brachyura     
50p     161     Black-hooded Oriole    Oriolus xanthornus     
1r     10     Western Tragopan    Tragopan melanocephalus     
2r     10     Himalayan Monal    Lophophorus impejanus     

1975.02   15.07.1975   Definitives      
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia
50p     70     Intermediate Egret    Ardea intermedia     

1976.01   10.02.1976   Bharatpur bird sanctuary      
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
25p     64     Painted Stork    Mycteria leucocephala     

1980.01   01.11.1980   International symposium on bustards      
Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps
2.30r     23     Great Indian Bustard    Ardeotis nigriceps     

1983.01   07.02.1983   International crane workshop      
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
2.85r     32     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

1983.02   15.09.1983   Natural history society      
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
1r     87     Great Hornbill    Buceros bicornis     

1985.01   18.05.1985   Wildlife conservation      
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata
2r     13     White-winged Duck    Asarcornis scutulata     

1988.01   07.10.1988   Wildlife conservation      
Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus
1r     51     Jerdon's Courser    Rhinoptilus bitorquatus     

1989.01   20.12.1989   Wildlife conservation      
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus
2r     23     Lesser Florican    Sypheotides indicus     

1991.01   23.06.1991   Antarctic treaty      
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
5r     59     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
6.50r     59     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

1992.01   30.12.1992   Birds of prey      
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
2r     77     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     
6r     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
8r     78     Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus     
11r     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

1994.01   23.11.1994   Endangered birds   Sheet   
Andaman Teal Anas albogularis Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
1r     13     Andaman Teal    Anas albogularis     
6r     64     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     
8r     32     Black-necked Crane    Grus nigricollis     
11r     13     Pink-headed Duck    Rhodonessa caryophyllacea †     

1996.01   10.05.1996   Flora and fauna of Himalaya   4v set   
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus
5r     10     Blood Pheasant    Ithaginis cruentus     With year imprint

1996.02   10.05.1996   Flora and fauna of Himalaya   4v sheet   1996.01
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus
5r     10     Blood Pheasant    Ithaginis cruentus     No year imprint

1996.03   02.09.1996   World poultry congress      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
5r     10     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

1996.04   12.11.1996   Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali   Strip   
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
8r     13     Red-crested Pochard    Netta rufina     
and     13     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
11r     64     Painted Stork    Mycteria leucocephala     

2000.01   24.05.2000   Migratory birds      
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Garganey Spatula querquedula Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus White Stork Ciconia ciconia
3r     218     Rosy Starling    Pastor roseus     
3r     13     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
3r     232     Forest Wagtail    Dendronanthus indicus     
3r     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

2000.02   20.07.2000   Animal definitives   4v set   
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone
1r     32     Sarus Crane    Antigone antigone     

2000.03   24.08.2000   Indepex Asiana 2000   Sheet   2000.01

Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Garganey Spatula querquedula Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus White Stork Ciconia ciconia
3r     218     Rosy Starling    Pastor roseus     
3r     13     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
3r     232     Forest Wagtail    Dendronanthus indicus     
3r     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

2000.04   30.10.2000   Animal definitives      
Indian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
50r     164     Indian Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone paradisi     

2001.01   20.09.2001   Animal definitives      
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
4r     64     Painted Stork    Mycteria leucocephala     

2004.01   Animal definitives   Booklet   2001.01
4r     64     Painted Stork    Mycteria leucocephala     

2005.01   05.06.2005   World environment day      
Chestnut-crowned Warbler Phylloscopus castaniceps
5r     195     Chestnut-crowned Warbler    Phylloscopus castaniceps     

2006.01   05.10.2006   Endangered birds of India      
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius Nilgiri Laughingthrush Montecincla cachinnans Manipur Bush Quail Perdicula manipurensis Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus
5r     64     Greater Adjutant    Leptoptilos dubius     
5r     203     Nilgiri Laughingthrush    Montecincla cachinnans     
5r     10     Manipur Bush Quail    Perdicula manipurensis     
5r     23     Lesser Florican    Sypheotides indicus     

2006.02   05.10.2006   Endangered birds of India   4v sheet   2006.01
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius Nilgiri Laughingthrush Montecincla cachinnans Manipur Bush Quail Perdicula manipurensis Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus
5r     64     Greater Adjutant    Leptoptilos dubius     
5r     203     Nilgiri Laughingthrush    Montecincla cachinnans     
5r     10     Manipur Bush Quail    Perdicula manipurensis     
5r     23     Lesser Florican    Sypheotides indicus     

2006.03   05.10.2006   Endangered birds of India   Booklet   2006.01
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius Nilgiri Laughingthrush Montecincla cachinnans Manipur Bush Quail Perdicula manipurensis Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus
5r     64     Greater Adjutant    Leptoptilos dubius     
5r     203     Nilgiri Laughingthrush    Montecincla cachinnans     
5r     10     Manipur Bush Quail    Perdicula manipurensis     
5r     23     Lesser Florican    Sypheotides indicus     

2006.04   06.11.2006   Himalayan lakes   5v set   
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra
5r     10     Satyr Tragopan    Tragopan satyra     

2007.01   31.05.2007   National parks (Bandipur, Kaziranga, Periyar)   5v strip   
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
5r     90     Pied Kingfisher    Ceryle rudis     
and     218     Rosy Starling    Pastor roseus     
5r     10     Himalayan Monal    Lophophorus impejanus     
5r     43     Red-wattled Lapwing    Vanellus indicus     

2009.01   19.12.2009   Preserve the polar regions and glaciers   2v set   
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
5r     59     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     
and     59     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     

2009.02   19.12.2009   Preserve the polar regions and glaciers   2v sheet   2009.01
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua
5r     59     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     
and     59     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     

2009.03   19.12.2009   Preserve the polar regions and glaciers   Booklet   2009.01
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
5r     59     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     
and     59     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     

2010.01   05.06.2010   International year of biodiversity      
Indian Eagle-Owl Bubo bengalensis Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
5r     80     Indian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bengalensis     
20r     78     Brahminy Kite    Haliastur indus     
and     13     Ruddy Shelduck    Tadorna ferruginea     

2010.02   05.06.2010   International year of biodiversity   Sheet   2010.01
Indian Eagle-Owl Bubo bengalensis Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
5r     80     Indian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bengalensis     
20r     78     Brahminy Kite    Haliastur indus     
and     13     Ruddy Shelduck    Tadorna ferruginea     

2010.03   05.06.2010   International year of biodiversity   Booklet   2010.01
Indian Eagle-Owl Bubo bengalensis Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
5r     80     Indian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bengalensis     
20r     78     Brahminy Kite    Haliastur indus     
and     13     Ruddy Shelduck    Tadorna ferruginea     

2010.04   09.07.2010   Common birds      
Rock Dove Columba livia House Sparrow Passer domesticus
5r     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     
5r     226     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     

2010.05   09.07.2010   Common birds   Sheet   2010.04
Rock Dove Columba livia House Sparrow Passer domesticus
5r     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     
5r     226     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     

2011.01   19.12.2011   Goa liberation      
Pallas's Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
5r     52     Pallas's Gull    Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus     

2012.01   16.10.2012   Biodiversity   4v set   
Nicobar Megapode Megapodius nicobariensis Bugun Liocichla Liocichla bugunorum
5r     6     Nicobar Megapode    Megapodius nicobariensis     
25r     203     Bugun Liocichla    Liocichla bugunorum     

2012.02   16.10.2012   Biodiversity   4v sheet   2012.01
Nicobar Megapode Megapodius nicobariensis Bugun Liocichla Liocichla bugunorum
5r     6     Nicobar Megapode    Megapodius nicobariensis     
25r     203     Bugun Liocichla    Liocichla bugunorum     

2013.01   01.12.2013   Nagaland      
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
5r     87     Great Hornbill    Buceros bicornis     

2015.01   03.12.2015   Zoological survey of India      
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5r     87     Great Hornbill    Buceros bicornis     
and     108     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2015.02   03.12.2015   Zoological survey of India   Sheet   2015.01
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5r     87     Great Hornbill    Buceros bicornis     
and     108     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2016.01   12.08.2016   Independence day, tourism      
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
25r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     MS

2016.02   17.10.2016   Birds      
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa
5r     27     Nicobar Pigeon    Caloenas nicobarica     
10r     221     Nilgiri Flycatcher    Eumyias albicaudatus     
15r     102     Andaman Woodpecker    Dryocopus hodgei     
25r     221     Black-and-orange Flycatcher    Ficedula nigrorufa     

2016.03   17.10.2016   Birds   Sheet   2016.02
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa
5r     27     Nicobar Pigeon    Caloenas nicobarica     
10r     221     Nilgiri Flycatcher    Eumyias albicaudatus     
15r     102     Andaman Woodpecker    Dryocopus hodgei     
25r     221     Black-and-orange Flycatcher    Ficedula nigrorufa     

2016.04   25.11.2016   Exotic birds      
Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus Sun Parakeet Aratinga solstitialis Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix
5r     107     Cape Parrot    Poicephalus robustus     
5r     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
10r     107     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     
10r     107     Sun Parakeet    Aratinga solstitialis     
15r     106     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     
15r     107     Yellow-headed Amazon    Amazona oratrix     

2016.05   25.11.2016   Exotic birds   Sheet   2016.04
Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
5r     107     Cape Parrot    Poicephalus robustus     
10r     107     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     
15r     106     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     

2016.06   25.11.2016   Exotic birds   Sheet   2016.04
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Sun Parakeet Aratinga solstitialis Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix
5r     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
10r     107     Sun Parakeet    Aratinga solstitialis     
15r     107     Yellow-headed Amazon    Amazona oratrix     

2017.01   25.01.2017   Nature India   6v set   
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     
5r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     With tiger

2017.02   25.01.2017   Nature India   6v sheet   2017.01
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     
5r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     With tiger

2017.03   18.09.2017   Vulnerable birds      
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon Columba elphinstonii Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis
5r     27     Nilgiri Wood Pigeon    Columba elphinstonii     
5r     197     Broad-tailed Grassbird    Schoenicola platyurus     
5r     232     Nilgiri Pipit    Anthus nilghiriensis     

2017.04   18.09.2017   Vulnerable birds   Sheet   2017.03
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon Columba elphinstonii Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis
5r     27     Nilgiri Wood Pigeon    Columba elphinstonii     
5r     197     Broad-tailed Grassbird    Schoenicola platyurus     
5r     232     Nilgiri Pipit    Anthus nilghiriensis     

2017.05   30.12.2017   Joint issue with PNG      
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea raggiana Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5r     169     Raggiana Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea raggiana     
25r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2017.06   30.12.2017   Joint issue with PNG   Sheet   2017.05
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea raggiana Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5r     169     Raggiana Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea raggiana     
25r     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2020.01   16.03.2020   Natural sites   5v set   
5r     10     Western Tragopan    Tragopan melanocephalus     

2020.02   16.03.2020   Natural sites   5v sheet   2020.01
5r     10     Western Tragopan    Tragopan melanocephalus     

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Location: Southern Asia
Population: 1,100 million
Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Terrain: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north

Birds: 1,214 species. 34 endemic species.

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