New bird stamps found on the web

This page is for listing stamps I am aware of and may need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
If you know of new bird stamps not listed here, please let me know!
Latest additions: Greenland, Solomon Is., Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana updated, Antigua, Morocco updated, Great Britain, Solomon Is.
Expected laterupdated
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Ross
New
Penguins of Antarctica - 5 circular stamps featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The image is taken from NZ Post's "Focus" magazine for October 2014. 19 November 2014 Thumb down New Zealand Post
BAT
New
Penguins: 5 stamps featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica), Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The same designs are used for airmail postcard rate self-adhesive stamps. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 16 November 2014 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps.
BAT
New
The Antarctic Marine Food Web: 4 stamps and a sheet of 9 stamps. Two feature Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and probable Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 16 November 2014 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps.
Great Britain
New
Christmas: 7 stamps, one of which features a small image of a European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The same image appears on a second stamp. 4 November 2014 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog and Norvic Philatelics
USA Winter Fun: booklet of 8 stamps of 4 designs with one featuring a stylised but recognisable Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). 23 October 2014 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Spain
Image added 3 October 2014
The Programme for 2014 lists "Protected Fauna": 4 stamps including Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Spanish Eagle (Aquila adalberti). Details of this issue have appeared on the Spanish Post's website. 20 October 2014 Reminder Filatelia Aguilar
Greenland
New
Hunter's Life: 2 stamps which both have Dovekie (Alle alle). 20 October 2014 Tick WOPA Stamps
Sth. Georgia
New
History of Reindeer: 4 stamps with 1 having King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). 14 October 2014 Thumb down Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Russia
Image added 29 September 2014
Birds, a joint issue with North Korea. A sheetlet of 3x2 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). I hope the Korean issue will appear soon. 12 October 2014 Reminder Delcampe
Namibia Kingfishers: 5 stamps featuring Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata), Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata), Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis), Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus) and Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis). 1 October 2014 Reminder Nampost
Kenya
New
Better image added 26 September 2014
I have been sent a better image of the stamps which are "due to be issued next month". Birds: 9 stamps which are redesigns of some that originally appeared in 1993-4. They feature Red-and-yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus), Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis), Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus flavirostris), Greater Honeyguide (Indicator indicator), Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus), African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash) and Ross's Turaco (Musophaga rossae). October 2014 Thumb down Correspondent
Poland
New
Alternative Sources of Energy: a sheet of 2x4 stamps with one having a small image of a probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 29 September 2014 Thumb down Polish Post and Stamp News
Morocco
New
Date confirmed 13 October 2014
Fauna and flora - lakes: 2 stamps featuring Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). Details of this issue have appeared on Morocco Post's site but the stamp images are not showing. 25 September 2014 Reminder Delcampe and Morocco Post
Armenia
New
Fauna and Flora of Armenia - 2 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). 23 September 2014 Reminder Former Soviet Union New Issues
Falkland Is. Colours in Nature III: 4 stamps with two featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 16 September 2014 Tick Pobjoy Stamps.
Uruguay
New
Various events: 4 stamps with the one for World Biodiversity Day featuring a probable Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 16 September 2014 Thumb down Uruguay Post
Gambia National Parks of Africa: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. The elephants have Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) in attendance. 15 September 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Tonga
New
Bird Definitives Part 3 High Values: 3 stamps featuring Blue-crowned Lorikeet (Vini australis), Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensi) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). 15 September 2014 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Niger
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds has 4 stamps featuring Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus), Great Tit (Parus major), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). The souvenir sheet has Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropteras), Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) and Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). The souvenir sheet has Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus).
10 September 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Gibraltar
New
RAF Squadrons III: sheetlet with 4 stamps. The badge for 202 Squadron has a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 10 September 2014 Reminder WOPA Stamps
New Caledonia Le Maquis Minier: souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring Red-throated Parrotfinch (Erythrura psittacea). The issue is listed on La Poste's web site. 9 September 2014 Thumb down La Poste
Gambia African Birds of Prey: 6 stamps featuring Pale Chanting-Goshawk (Melierax canorus), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Crowned Hawk-Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum), Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 4 September 2014 Tick IGPC
Nevis Ducks: souvenir sheet and 4 stamps featuring Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata), Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris), Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) and King Eider (Somateria spectabilis). 4 September 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Romania Fruits and Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). 5 September 2014 Reminder Romania Post
Switzerland The programme for 2014 lists a fauna issue of 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes). 4 September 2014 Tick European Bird Stamps and Swiss Post
New Zealand Endangered Seabirds: 5 stamps featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans antipodensis), Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis), Chatham Shag (Phalacrocorax onslow), Black-billed Gull (Larus bulleri) and Magenta Petrel (Pterodroma magentae). 3 September 2014 Tick New Zealand Post
Czech Rep. Nature Protection - Beskydy Mountains: sheet of 4 stamps and labels. Only one of the stamps has birds, featuring Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes). 3 September 2013 Tick Czech Post and a correspondent
South Africa Critically Endangered Birds: 5 stamps featuring Damara Tern (Sterna balaenarum), Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha), Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans dabbenena) and White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi). 1 September 2014 Reminder Delcampe
Togo
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Birds has 4 stamps featuring Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini). Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi) and Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). The souvenir sheet has Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
The souvenir sheet of the Hippopotamus issue has several presumed Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus). Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina), an unlikely Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) and Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax). The souvenir sheet has Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax).
30 August 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Denmark Art: odd stamp which looks like a frame and has a Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). 30 August 2014 Tick Correspondent and WOPA
Bhutan
Better image added 27 September 2014
Fauna and Flora of Bhutan: sheetlet with 8 stamps and a souvenir sheet. The image is taken from Bhutan Post's PDF. A better image on Ebay confirms that the souvenir sheet has White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis), 28 August 2014 Tick Bhutan Post and Ebay
Estonia 75th anniversary of Tallinn Zoo: pair, with one featuring Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 25 August 2014 Thumb down Estonia Post
Solomon Is.
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Ducorps' Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii), Cardinal Lory (Chalcopsitta cardinalis) and Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). The souvenir sheet features Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus). 25 August 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Sri Lanka Pigeon Island National Park - 6 stamps with one featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), a colony of which gave the island its name. This FDC gives the date. 22 August 2014 Reminder Ebay and Sri Lanka Post's Facebook.
Australia Nostalgic advertisements - 5 stamps with 3 having stylised birds which could be Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 329. Here's the poster with the Swallow. 19 August 2014 Thumb down Australia Post.
Palau Owls: 4 stamps featuring Buffy Fish-Owl (Ketupa ketupu), Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and Indian Scops-owl (Otus bakkamoena). A souvenir sheet has Ural Owl (Strix uralensis). Another souvenir sheet has Little Owl (Athene noctua), contrary to the name on the sheet! 14 August 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Tuvalu Macaws: 2 souvenir sheets and 2 sheetlets with 15 stamps all featuring Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). 14 August 2014 Thumb down Stamps of Tuvalu
São Tomé e Príncipe
Eagle on Hungarian stamp correctly identified 29 September 2014
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The souvenir sheet has Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus).
Update More themes. The issue for owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). The souvenir sheet has probable Barred Owl (Strix varia). Stamps on stamps has 4 stamps with one featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra). WWF has 4 stamps all featuring Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica).
8 August 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Solomon Is.
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for World of Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The souvenir sheet features White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster). World of Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) and probable Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The souvenir sheet features Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula). 5 August 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Korea (N) WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 5 August 2014 Thumb down FDC Blog
Namibia Kalahari: 10 stamps with 2 featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola). 28 July 2014 Reminder Nampost
Japan Letter Writing Day: 10 stamps with 2 featuring Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 23 July 2014 Thumb down Japan Post
Uruguay Centenary of the city of Tranqueras: single featuring Greater Rhea (Rhea americana). 22 July 2014 Thumb down Uruguay Post
Palau Gulls - 1: 6 stamps featuring various unnamed gulls some of which could be Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) and European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). Gulls - 2: 6 stamps featuring various unnamed gulls which could be the same species. The birds on stamp 3 and 5 are obviously the same image but different sizes. Some of the birds appear on both sheets. As there is only one gull species found in Palau and it does not seem to be on these sheets, I will not be collecting this issue, or trying very hard to identify the birds. 21 July 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Tuvalu Ducks: sheetlet with 4 stamps all featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). The souvenir sheet has Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) and Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 21 July 2014 Thumb down Stamps of Tuvalu
Singapore Islands of Singapore: 4 stamps with one having probable White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster). 18 July 2014 Thumb down Singapore Post
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Red list has 4 stamps with one featuring Javan Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi). 5 July 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Solomon Is.
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for 100th anniversary of the Passenger Pigeon extinction has 4 stamps all featuring Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) as does the souvenir sheet 3 July 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
New Zealand Legendary Landmarks: 18 stamps with one featuring Otorohanga having presumed North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). 2 July 2014 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Poland Polish Birds: souvenir sheet featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). July 2014 Tick Polish Post and Delcampe
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Global Warming has 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). The souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
Owls has 4 stamps but the image is not clear. Two are Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Little Owl (Athene noctua).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus).
30 June 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Japan World Heritage - Mount Fuji: 10 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 26 June 2014 Thumb down Ebay
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba). Extinct Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Great Auk. Stamps on Stamps has 4 stamps with one from Jamaica featuring Black-billed Parrot (Amazona agilis). The souvenir sheet has a stamp from Christmas Island featuring Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi).
Update: More themes, including
Birds of Prey which has 4 stamps featuring Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyia), Chinese Goshawk (Accipiter soloensis), White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). The souvenir sheet has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja).
Waterbirds which has 4 stamps featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella) and Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis). The souvenir sheet has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).
25 June 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Cook Is.
New
Tourism: 24 stamps issued in 2 parts. One of the higher value stamps features bird-watching with a pair of Frigatebirds in flight. The birds could be either Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) or Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). 23 June 2014 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
France Paris Zoo: single featuring various animals including the head of a presumed Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). Details of this issue may be found in Philinfo for June 2014. 23 June 2014 Thumb down French Post
Kyrgyzstan WWF: 4 stamps featuring Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus). This FDC gives the date. 21 June 2014 Reminder Delcampe
CAR
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Global Warming has 4 stamps with one featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).
Extinct species has 4 stamps with one featuring Mascarene Parrot (Mascarinus mascarinus). The souvenir sheet has Norfolk kaka (Nestor productus).
20 June 2014 Reminder Stamperija
St. Maarten Birds: 12 stamps featuring Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans), Cream-coloured Woodpecker (Celeus flavus), Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus), Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla), Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus), Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macrourus), Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii), Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota), Golden-olive Woodpecker (Piculus rubiginosus) and Golden-collared Woodpecker (Veniliornis cassini). 18 June 2014 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies and Delcampe
Morocco
Better image found and date added 21 September 2014
New
20th Fez Music Festival: single with many stylised birds, but one seems to stand out as a possible Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo). A better image shows a Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). 13 June 2014 Thumb down Morocco Post
Brazil Diplomatic Relationship Series: Brazil - Philippines: endangered birds: 2 stamps featuring Crowned Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). This issue may be found in Brazil Post's shop. 10 June 2014 Tick Brazil Post and Delcampe
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Little Owl (Athene noctua). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus). The souvenir sheet has Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
Peafowl has 4 stamps featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) on 3 stamps and Green Peacock (Pavo muticus). The souvenir sheet also has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis) and Wahlberg's Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi). The souvenir sheet has Crowned Hawk-Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus).
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Long-tailed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) and Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis). The souvenir sheet has Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus), Sparkling Violet-ear (Colibri coruscans), Brown Violet-ear (Colibri delphinae) and White-vented Violet-ear (Colibri serrirostris). The souvenir sheet has Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus).
20 May 2014 Reminder Stamperija
Togo WWF: 4 stamps featuring Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami). 20 May 2014 Reminder Stamperija
Botswana Birds - 14 stamps featuring Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei), Burchell's Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli), African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), Bradfield's Hornbill (Tockus bradfieldi), Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori), African Spoonbill (Platalea alba), Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus), Red Bishop (Euplectes orix), Blue-breasted Cordonbleu (Uraeginthus angolensis), Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) again and African Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis). This FDC gives the date. 16 May 2014 Tick Delcampe
Guinea-Bissau
New
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). 15 May 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds has 3 stamps featuring Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) and Ethiopian Bush-crow (Zavattariornis stresemanni). The souvenir sheet has Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata). Penguins has 3 stamps with 2 featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and the third having Razorbill (Alca torda)! The souvenir sheet has Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), but it seems to be with a young Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Parrots has 3 stamps featuring Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) and Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis). The souvenir sheet has Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).
Update: More themes, including
Owls which has 3 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) and Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
15 May 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Guyana Definitives: 20 stamps with 8 birds which are probably Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus), Black Curassow (Crax alector), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala), Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) and Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). May 2014 Tick Delcampe
Grenada Parrots: single additional to the series started in 2013 featuring a very green bird whose name I cannot read. I wonder when the $200 stamp will appear! May 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), probable Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus). One owl is labelled "Strix aluco", which is obviously incorrect as it has ear tufts! The Boreal Owl has been taken from this image. I hope they obtained permission... The souvenir sheet has Little Owl (Athene noctua).
Update: More themes, including
Wildlife of Russia - Owls which has 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula). The souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
Wildlife of Australia - Waterbirds which has 4 stamps featuring Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris), Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae), Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). The souvenir sheet has Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus).
Wildlife of Antarctica - Penguins which has 4 stamps featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The souvenir sheet has King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).
30 April 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Red List has 4 stamps with two featuring Rueppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). The souvenir sheet has Basra Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) in the border. Centenary of the First World War has 4 stamps with one featuring a homing Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) equiped with a camera. 25 April 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Japan Philatelic Week: 4 stamps with a few stylised cranes and other birds. 18 April 2014 Thumb down Japan Post
Isle of Man Battle of Clontarf Millennium: 6 stamps, with at least one having a stylised Common Raven (Corvus corax). 15 April 2014 Thumb down Isle of Man Post
Great Britain Buckingham Palace: 6 main stamps, one of which features a painting of the palace by Joseph Nash and includes small images of Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). Here's a more detailed account of this issue. 15 April 2014 Thumb down Royal Mail and Norvic Philatelics
Gambia African Penguin: 3 stamps and souvenir sheet all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). 2 April 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) and Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis). The souvenir sheet has Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni). Owls of the Indian Ocean has 4 stamps featuring Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) and Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba). 1 April 2014 Tick Stamperija
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Red List has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and New Caledonian Parakeet (Cyanoramphus saissetti). According to the name on the stamp, the designer intended to show Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor), but used this image.
Update: More themes, including
50th anniversary of building the Forth Road Bridge which has 4 stamps with 2 featuring probable Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) and Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis). The souvenir sheet has Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus).
25 March 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Ivory Coast Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), Shelley's Eagle-Owl (Bubo shelleyi), African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) and Sandy Scops-Owl (Otus icterorhynchus). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Pigeons and Doves has 4 stamps featuring Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis), African Green-Pigeon (Treron calva), Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) and Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria). The souvenir sheet has Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis).
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The souvenir sheet has Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo). Woodhoopoes has 4 stamps featuring Green Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus), Forest Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus castaneiceps), Black Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus aterrimus) and Green Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus). The souvenir sheet has White-headed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus bollei).
10 March 2014 Reminder Stamperija
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Great Britain has 4 stamps featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). The souvenir sheet features Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis). The choice of species is quite amusing. The Puffin occurred once in 2009 as a completely unexpected vagrant. The Goose and Teal occur occasionally but may have escaped from wildfowl collections. 10 March 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Uganda Canary: 4 stamps featuring Yellow-fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus) and Island Canary (Serinus canaria). The latter also appears on the souvenir sheet
Update: Birds, including
Cranes has 4 stamps all featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) as does the souvenir sheet.
Flamingos has 4 stamps featuring Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinus), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) and Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). The souvenir sheet has Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor).
Falcons has 4 stamps featuring Greater Kestrel (Falco rupicoloides), Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera), Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and a pair of birds listed as Great Green Macaw (Ara ambigua), but I think the species is incorrect. The souvenir sheet has Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).
Water Birds has 4 stamps featuring European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and Great Egret (Ardea alba). The souvenir sheet has Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora).
Vultures has 4 stamps featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus), Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) and White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis). The souvenir sheet has Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus), Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura), Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) and Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus). The souvenir sheet has Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri).
Hornbills has 4 stamps featuring Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus), Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), White-crested Hornbill (Tockus albocristatus) and Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus). The souvenir sheet has Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). The souvenir sheet has White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti), European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides). The souvenir sheet has Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis).
Some of these birds occur in Uganda! I have corrected some naming errors but several photographs need checking to ensure the names on the stamps are correct. This could be the final straw for some collectors...
26 February 2014 Reminder Stamperija
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Red List has 5 stamps with one featuring Flores Scops-owl (Otus alfredi). The souvenir sheet has 2 stamps with one featuring Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus). 10 February 2014 Tick Stamperija
Palestine State of Palestine: sheet of 5 stamps, one of which features Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus). January 2014 Thumb down Ebay
Sierra Leone
New
Farm Animals: sheetlet with 3 stamps including one with Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). ???? 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Togo African Penguin and Grey Parrot: 2 issues each comprising a souvenir sheet and sheetlet of 4 stamps featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) and Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). ???? 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Cuba 40th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Nigeria: single featuring Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) and Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina). Will Nigeria issue this stamp too? ???? 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
China Huangmei Opera: 3 stamps with one having Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). ???? 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Syria Victory Day: single featuring presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). ???? 2014 Thumb down Correspondent
Tanzania The Big Five: 5 stamps with the one with Buffalo having a few Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis). ???? 2014 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Ghana
Second part added 15 October 2014
Endangered Animals of Africa: 4 stamps with one featuring Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus).
Update: Another part of this topic has appeared featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).
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Antigua
New
Hummingbirds: 4 stamps. There are clearer images on Delcampe which show the species are Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus), Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) and Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin). The souvenir sheet has Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) and Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope). Ducks: 4 stamps. There are clearer images on Delcampe which show the species are Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), White-backed Duck (Thalassornis leuconotus), Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) and Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor). The souvenir sheet has White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) on one stamp and Red-billed Duck (Anas erythrorhyncha) and Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata) on the second. ???? 2014 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog and Delcampe
Antigua Parrots of the World: 4 stamps and a miniature sheet with Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory), Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) and Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus).
Update: Another part of this topic has appeared - when will it end?
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Grenada Seagulls of the World: 4 stamps with various odd-looking gulls. A second sheetlet has 2 stamps with Brown-hooded Gull (Larus maculipennis) and Andean Gull (Larus serranus). ???? 2014 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Kenya 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations with China: souvenir sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 20 December 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) and Western Screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Update: More themes, including
Predators has 4 stamps with one featuring Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) eating a probable Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) based on this photograph, and the Rijksmuseum has 4 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) based on this painting.
5 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) and two stamps labelled African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster), though I think only the second of the two shows this species. The souvenir sheet has Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax).
Update: Endangered Species has 4 stamps with one claiming to show Bismarck Masked-owl (Tyto aurantia). I could not find any photographs of this "very poorly known" species so I think the wrong species has been selected. The souvenir sheet has the presumed extinct Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)! Another issue has extinct species which include an owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) and the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Global Warming has 4 stamps with one featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).
25 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Famous from G-B has 9 stamps with one featuring gulls which will be an interesting identification challenge!
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Mountain Scops-Owl (Otus spilocephalus), Greater Sooty-Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) and Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata). The souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
18 November 2013 Reminder Stamperija
France UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 12 November 2013 Thumb down wikitimbres.fr
Kenya United Nations Environmental Programme: 3 sets of 3 stamps. Part 2 includes one stamp for CITES which has various examples of protected species in the images making up the letters "CITES". There seems to be a Cockatoo and Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis). A closer examination may reveal other birds and the identity of the Cockatoo. 22 June 2012 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
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