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: Venezuela, TAAF, Togo, São Tomé e Príncipe, India, Wallis and Futuna, Fr. Polynesia updated, Korea (S), Norway
Expected lateradded
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Belgium
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Belgium Post has published its 2017 Programme in PDF format. I have extracted this image showing a new definitive by Buzin featuring Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus). 30 January 2017 Reminder Belgian Post via a correspondent
Croatia
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The 2017 Programme: includes a WWF issue with presumably 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 23 January 2017 Reminder Croatia Post
Norway
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Birds. Two superb stamps featuring Merlin (Falco columbarius) and Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo). 2 January 2017 Reminder Norway Post
French Polynesia
Species added 22 November 2016
The programme for 2016 lists "les oiseaux", an issue of 2 stamps. Details have been published in the latest Phil'info. I have extracted this image which shows the species are Striated Heron (Butorides striata) and Marquesan Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus mendanae). 9 December 2016 Reminder French Polynesia Post
Tristan da Cunha
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Biodiversity: 6 stamps with two featuring Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) and Tristan Thrush (Nesocichla eremita). 30 November 2016 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps
Wallis and Futuna
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Birds: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps featuring Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel), Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus) and Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda). Details were published in the latest Phil'info. 30 November 2016 Reminder Phil'info French Post
South Georgia Zavodovski Island: 4 stamps featuring Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) on 2 stamps. The fourth stamp shows a penguin colony which most likely comprises mostly Chinstraps. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 28 November 2016 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps
India
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Exotic Birds. The pack associated with this issue is described as "2 miniature sheets, 2 sheetlets, a cancelled FDC, a brochure and six maxim cards to be issued by India Post on Exotic Birds on 25.11.2016.". The 6 maxim cards shown appear to feature Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), possible Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 25 November 2016 Thumb down India Post
Korea (S)
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Nature in the DMZ of Korea: 2 stamps featuring Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) and Great Tit (Parus major). 22 November 2016 Thumb down Phila Mirror
Papua New Guinea
Date dubious 16 November 2016
The Program for 2016: includes a joint issue with India, which will feature national birds, so that should be Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Stamps of India no longer lists this joint issue.
Update: PNG Post have informed me that the actual date of issue may slip.
22 November 2016 Thumb down Post PNG and Joint Stamp Issues
New Zealand
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2016 Christchurch Stamp and Postcard Exhibition: souvenir sheet with 4 older stamps, including the 2010 stamp which has small images of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 18 November 2016 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein without us: 3 stamps with 2 featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) and Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). A close view of the eagle stamp shows 6 egrets in flight, which are probably Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). 14 November 2016 Reminder Liechtenstein Post
Israel Tourism in Jerusalem - Biblical Zoo: one of a set of 5, this has a small image of a Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). 13 November 2016 Thumb down Israel Post
Israel
Better image added 15 November 2016
King Solomon's Ships: miniature sheet has a small image of a gull which may be identifiable.
Update: Here's a better view on IGPC's site which shows there are 2.5 gulls on the stamp! I guess they are probably Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis).
13 November 2016 Thumb down Israel Post and IGPC
Japan Familiar Animal series third collection: sheet with 10 stamps, 5 featuring white Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora), Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), white Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), yellow Island Canary (Serinus canaria) and Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). A second sheet of higher values has 5 stamps with domesticated birds with the wild equivalents being Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Bengalese finches which could be a domesticated form of White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora). The last is listed as an introduced resident species for Japan, and is sufficiently like the wild species to be eligible for my collection. 11 November 2016 Reminder Japan Post
Serbia
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Children's Stamps: 4 stamps with 3 featuring stylised White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 9 November 2016 Thumb down Correspondent
Great Britain
Link to Royal Mail added 11 November  2016
Christmas: 8 stamps with 2 having an unrealistic image of European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 8 November 2016 Thumb down Royal Mail.
TAAF
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Fillod de Crozet: souvenir sheet with 2 stamps. One has King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). There is more information about this issue here (in French). 3 November 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Kazakhstan
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Khans of the Kazakh State: 2 stamps with one having small images of presumably Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). This FDC gives the date. 2 November 2016 Thumb down Delcampe
São Tomé e Príncipe
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Stamperija has listed several sets celebrating its attendance at the China 2016 Stamp Exhibition. An issue for São Tomé e Príncipe with China's National Bird has 4 stamps all featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) as does the souvenir sheet. ?? November 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Christmas Is. Christmas: 2 stamps with a few birds added for us! They look like Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti) and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 343. 31 October 2016 Thumb down Australia Post.
Kosovo
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Date added 11 November 2016
Fauna: 2 stamps featuring male and female Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). This FDC gives the date. 28 October 2016 Reminder Delcampe
Niger
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Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Paintings with Animals has 4 stamps one of which features this painting by Frida Kahlo. The souvenir sheet has this painting by Frans Snyders, with several recognisable birds.
Paintings with Birds has 4 stamps featuring paintings by Henry Stacy Marks, Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Siegwald Dahl and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Two of these paintings include small images of House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) which is listed as an introduced species in Niger. The souvenir sheet has a Dodo, two macaws and a duck which may not be identifiable, based on this painting by Roelandt Savery Edwards.
24 October 2016 Reminder Stamperija
South Africa
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The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe gives details of the Biospheres issue. The stamp for the Cape West Coast Biosphere has two gulls which are probably Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus). Although the issue date has passed, the sheet has not appeared for sale on Delcampe or Ebay. 21 October 2016 Thumb down South African Post Office and Delcampe
Portugal Army Heraldry: 6 stamps. The Coat of Arms for the Directorate of Military History and Culture has an ibis which could be Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus). 21 October 2016 Thumb down Portugal PTT
Bhutan
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National Flora & Fauna of Bhutan: 4 stamps with one featuring Common Raven (Corvus corax). A souvenir sheet has similar designs. 18 October 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Greenland Zackenberg Research Station: 2 stamps with one featuring Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). 17 October 2016 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska) River Animals: 5 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 14 October 2016 Reminder Email from Poste Srpska
Venezuela
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Biodiversity: 8 stamps with 1 featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber). Here's a better image on Ebay. 13 October 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Czech Rep. Definitive: single featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). 12 October 2016 Thumb down Czech Post
Botswana Favourite Stamps of Five Decades - 5 stamps with one featuring Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata). 9 October 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Sri Lanka World Post Day 2016 - 3 stamps with one featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). 9 October 2016 Thumb down Sri Lanka Post
Bulgaria Wiki Loves Earth: single featuring a prize-winning photograph of a Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). Here's more information about this event. 7 October 2016 Thumb down Stamps of Bulgaria
Japan International Letter-writing Week, 2016: sheet with 10 stamps - one has Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The design is based on this artwork 7 October 2016 Thumb down Japan Post
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 5 stamps featuring Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Pale Chanting-Goshawk (Melierax canorus), Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) and Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Owls has 5 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). The souvenir sheet has Western Screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii).
28 September 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Guinea
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Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Spotted Wood-Owl (Strix seloputo) and Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes). The souvenir sheet has Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia).
Lighthouses has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus).
26 September 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Djibouti
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Stamperija has listed a special in co-operation with the WWF which has 4 stamps all featuring Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus). 26 September 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
United Nations CITES CoP17: 12 stamps with 2 featuring Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). 24 September 2016 Thumb down UNPA
El Salvador Friendship ties between the Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of China (Taiwan): two stamps with one featuring Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa). 23 September 2016 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Norfolk Is. Goodbye Norfolk Island Post: information about the closure of Norfolk Island Post, and news that Australia Post will take over production of stamps for the territory, starting with 2 stamps featuring Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). Details of this issue should appear in the next Stamp Bulletin 342.
Update: More details of this issue.
20 September 2016 Thumb down Norfolk Island Philatelic Bureau and Australia Post.
Grenada Caribbean seabirds, a sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet with 2 stamps featuring Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Red-footed Booby (Sula sula). 16 September 2016 Reminder IGPC
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska) The Programme for 2016 includes Endangered Species Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) 4 stamps. Poste Srpska has sent me an image for this issue. 14 September 2016 Reminder Email from Poste Srpska
Luxembourg Biodiversity: 2 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). 13 September 2016 Thumb down Email from Post Luxembourg
Bulgaria Israel's Programme for 2016 includes "Joint issue with Bulgaria - migrating birds". A correspondent has sent me an image for this stamp and it features White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 13 September 2016 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The souvenir sheet of Fungi has European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), based on this photograph.
Stamps on Stamps: sheet of 4 stamps one featuring 3 stamps that have birds, including Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) on a Japanese stamp issued in 1981, Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) on a Hungarian stamp issued in 1977 and Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius).
Update: More topics including Birds of Prey with 4 stamps featuring Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Grey Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) and Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus). The souvenir sheet has Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Dalai Lama and Philataipei 2016 has 4 stamps with one featuring Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) as does the souvenir sheet.
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) on 3 stamps. The souvenir sheet has Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus).
12 September 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Finland Everyman's rights - 6 first class self adhesive stamps with two featuring small images of Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). 9 September 2016 Thumb down Finland Post
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Ancient Egyptian Art has 4 stamps with one featuring a Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). 8 September 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Samoa Animals of the World: 20 stamps with 4 featuring Ornate Lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus), Maned Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi) and Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus). 7 September 2016 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
New Zealand It's a Kiwi Thing: 14 stamps with one showing a Kea (Nestor notabilis) demolishing a car! 7 September 2016 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Solomon Is.
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Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).
Chiang Kai-shek has 4 stamps with one featuring Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea).
1 September 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Kyrgyzstan 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Kyrgyz Republic: souvenir sheet with Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). I think the designer has used artistic licence with the bird's tail. 30 August 2016 Thumb down Kyrgyz Express Post
Sierra Leone
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More items added 18 November 2016
Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). The souvenir sheet has African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Extinct Animals which has 4 stamps with one featuring a Dodo.
Hummingbirds which has 4 stamps featuring Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl), Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) and Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) which also features on the souvenir sheet.
Update: More issues: Fauna and Flora of the World, including Sunbirds which has 4 stamps featuring Purple-throated Sunbird (Leptocoma sperata), Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus), Loten's Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) and Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer). The souvenir sheet has Purple-throated Sunbird (Leptocoma sperata).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Kea (Nestor notabilis) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). The souvenir sheet has White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba).
29 August 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Togo
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Stamperija has listed several new sets featuring National Fauna. The following feature birds.
Bangladesh and Latvia feature Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) and White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). The souvenir sheet (Argentina) has Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus).
Cuba and Uruguay feature Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) and Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis).
Colombia, Iceland and Taiwan feature Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) and Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea). The souvenir sheet (Belgium) has Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Lithuania features White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). The souvenir sheet (Brazil) has Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris).
Iraq, Egypt and Papua New Guinea feature Chukar (Alectoris chukar), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana).
Estonia, Cayman Is. and the Netherlands feature what should be Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), but the designer chose a photograph of a Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii), Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala) and Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa). The souvenir sheet (China) has Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).
Israel, Mauritania and Haiti feature Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Dodo(!) and Hispaniolan Trogon (Priotelus roseigaster). The souvenir sheet (Belgium) has Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
Chile and Zimbabwe feature Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
Cambodia, Italy and Kenya feature Giant Ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), Spanish/Italian Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis italiae) *, Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata).
Panama and the Philippines feature Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The souvenir sheet (France) has domesticated Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).
Jamaica, Venezuela and Bolivia feature Red-billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus), Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus) and Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). The souvenir sheet (Germany) has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Sweden, Uganda and Hungary feature Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). The souvenir sheet (India) has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
1 August 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Djibouti Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Stygian Owl (Asio stygius), Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). The souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
Year of Pulses has 4 stamps with one featuring Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) despite the name on the stamp which is Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus).
28 July 2016 Reminder Stamperija
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo) and Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus). The souvenir sheet has Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
Endangered Species has 4 stamps with one featuring Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis).
20 July 2016 Thumb down Stamperija
Marshall Is.
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Honoring the Art of Howard Koslow: sheet of 20 stamps with two featuring a symbolic Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 20 July 2016 Thumb down Unicover
Malaysia River Transportation in Sarawak: three stamps and a miniature sheet which has a small image of a Kingfisher. It may be an artist's impression of a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
If the Malaysia Post web site is not working, a sale on Delcampe has the issue.
26 May 2016 Thumb down Malaysia Post and Delcampe
China
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Beautiful China: 4 stamps with one having small images of flying birds that look like Storks, presumably Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana). 12 May 2016 Thumb down China National Philatelic Corporation
Andorra (French Post) Euro Coinage: 2 stamps with one featuring this coin, which seems to have a small image of a Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). The issue was announced in Phil'info for January, 2016. 5 January 2016 Thumb down Phil'info French Post and Delcampe
Palau
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Rare Birds of Palau: 4 stamps and MS featuring Dusky White-eye (Zosterops finschii), Palau Flycatcher (Myiagra erythrops), Palau Fantail (Rhipidura lepida), Giant White-eye (Megazosterops palauensis) and Palau Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis). This has not yet appeared on IGPC's website. ???? 2016 Thumb down Delcampe
Trinidad and Tobago 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Trinidad and China: 4 stamps with 2 featuring probable Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) and Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber).
Update: I was beginning to wonder if this was ever issued, but sales on Ebay imply that it was: presentation folder.
20 June 2014 Thumb down Delcampe and Ebay
France Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1947 with an unidentifiable gull. 16 June 2014 Thumb down French Post
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