27 February 2018

Pre Stamped envelopes on "Rainbow" Birds

Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes – Birds - Rainbow Lorikeet

PSE Envelope 004      Date of Issue 11 Sep 1978

Australia has issued nearly 478 Pre Stamped Envelopes from 1913 till Feb 2017. the numbering on envelopes was started on 11  Sep 1978 with the Bird definitives.
The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.

The rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.

Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes – Birds – Gouldian Finch or Rainbow Finch

The Gouldian finch (Erythrura  gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould’s finch or the rainbow finch, is a colourful passerine bird endemic to Australia. There is strong evidence of a continuing decline, even at the best-known site near Katherine in the Northern Territory. Large numbers are bred in captivity.

PSE Envelope 001        Date of Issue 11 Sep 1978

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