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Published September 23, 2022 Updated September 23, 2022

Birds of Nepal

Birds of Nepal with photos by P. Pradhan, 2010.

2010 Nepal P. Pradhan Nature & Environment Photography Add to Collection

Nepal is amongst the richest countries in Asia for bird watching with about 874 species recorded. The 54 cards in this pack show photos taken by P. Pradhan from popular bird-watching spots from 1998-2010: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Lumbini, Bardia and Koshi Tappu. Each photo includes the common name of the bird, the scientific name and location.

Birds of Nepal with photos by P. Pradhan, Nepal, 2010 Birds of Nepal with photos by P. Pradhan, Nepal, 2010

Above: Birds of Nepal playing cards illustrated with photos by P. Pradhan, Nepal, 2010.

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By Peter Burnett

Member since July 27, 2022

I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.

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Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.

Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.


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