A special cover was released on 3rd February 2018 at Dandeli on the occasion of Hornbill Festival.
Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is large beautiful, extravagant, awe-inspiring bird with a distinctive projecting casque mounted on the large curved beak. It is significant part of several tribal cultures. They aid in dispersal of seeds through droppings and help in regeneration of important forest species and thereby earning the apt c1epe "Farmers of the forest" or "Feathered foresters".
Cover Code: KTK/08/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.