24 October 2016

Birds of India 9.7.2010

A set of special postage stamps on the House Sparrow and Rock Pigeon was issued on 9.7.2010.

The Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), or Rock Dove, is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the “pigeon”.

The House Sparrow is a chunky bird, ranging from 14 to 18 centimetres in length. It has a large rounded head, a short tail, and a stout bill. Ranging in weight from 24 to 39.5 grams, with females usually smaller than males. The males are larger during the winter, and females larger during the breeding season.

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