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Leiothrix
Supporting Information   
Stamp Title: Leiothrix
Serial Number: 2016-21
Value in Set: 1
Denomination: 1.2 yuan
Date of Issue: 2016-08-09
Designer: Yu Hui
Size of Stamp: 40×30mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet Composition: 20 for Layout Ⅰ and 8 for Layout Ⅱ
Printer: Henan Post Printing Factory
Printing Process: Woodblock overprinting

Taxonomically belonging to passeriformes of aves, Leiothrix has two species: the red-billed leiothrix and silver-eared mesia.

The stamp shows the red-billed leiothrix, a famous decorative bird. With olive green upper feathers and the lower in orange, the birds' remarkable characteristic is a red beak and colorful wing spots.

Male and female birds are similar in morphology, showing an intimate relationship between them. Regarded as a symbol of devoted love, the Leiothrix is loved by people at home and abroad.

In accordance, China National Philatelic Corp. will issue a FDC and commemorative postmark.

Register number: 京ICP备15035540号 京公网安备110401400185号
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