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West Irian
Bird stamps from West Irian

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4   27   108   170  

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1963.01   01.05.1963   Acquisition of West Irian      
Greater Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea apoda Greater Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea apoda
60s     170     Greater Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea apoda     
75s     170     Greater Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea apoda     = 60s

1968.01   17.08.1968   Flora and fauna      
Northern Cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus Western Crowned Pigeon Goura cristata
75s     4     Northern Cassowary    Casuarius unappendiculatus     
3r     27     Western Crowned Pigeon    Goura cristata     

1970.01   26.10.1970   Flora and fauna      
Black-capped Lory Lorius lory Greater Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea apoda
5r     108     Black-capped Lory    Lorius lory     
10r     170     Greater Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea apoda     

Location: Southeastern Asia
Status: No longer a stamp-issuing entity; formerly Netherlands New Guinea, now under Indonesian administration
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