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3 October 2009

Endangered birds of India

From left to right :
Lesser Florican (鳳頭鴇) ; Manipur Bush Quail (阿薩姆林鶉)
Black-chinned Laughingthrush (黃胸噪鶥) ; Greater Adjutant (大鵚鶖)
India (2006)

8th September, 2009. Srinivasapuram

Although it is not first mail from India, it is the first completed cover with Indian bird stamps in my collection. Above stamp set with oddly coloured background released on 2006 and it also the latest bird issue, features four endemic or near-endemic species of India and now they listed as endangered situation, thanks Veeraraghavan of this excellent cover.

Lesser Florican widely lives in southern Asian countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and south-west China. Different than other birds, males of Lesser Florican is smaller than female birds. Manipur Bush Quail is endemic to north-east area of India and Nepal, mostly to be found in Himalayan area, likely appears on dawn and sunset times. Black-chinned Laughingthrush is endemic to the forest of southern India Peninsular, appears on the branch over 3m high in morning and late afternoon. Greater Adjutant is a large wading water bird diets frogs and insects, sometimes it catches small birds. Population breeds in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka to Borneo ; and migrates to southern countries like Thailand and Burma in winter. The bird also to be found in China before, but as over and illegal hunting, the bird has been extinguished to the country.
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