To commemorate the participation of Iran in Japan World Stamp Exhibition 2011, Iran Post Office issued a souvenir sheet containing one stamp on the 26th of July 2011. The stamp depicts the Green Pheasant and in the souvenir sheet is inscribed the logo of Philanippon 2011 and written title of ‘Japan World Stamp Exhibition 2011’.
The Green Pheasant, Phasianus versicolor, also known as Japanese Pheasant, is native to the Japanese Archipelago, to which it is endemic . Green Pheasant is the national bird of Japan.
The male (cock) is distinguished from that species by its dark green plumage on the breast and mantle. The male also has an iridescent violet neck, red bare facial skin and purplish green tail. The female is smaller than male and has a dull brown plumage with dark spots.