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: Botswana, Solomon Is., New Caledonia, Estonia updated, Slovenia, South Africa updated, Marshall Is. x2, Togo updated
Expected later
 
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Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
South Africa
Date changed and species listed 20 May 2015
South African Post Office has revised its programme for 2015 in an e-mail I received. The next bird series is "Kingfishers", and an image in the news item shows that one species in the set will be Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata). A correspondent at SAPO informs me that the other species will be African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta), Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus), Mangrove Kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides) and Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis). 24 July 2015 Reminder South African Post Office
Latvia The programme for 2015 includes at item 13, Latvian birds. 2 stamps should feature Eurasian Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) and Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus). 26 June2015 Reminder Latvia Post and a Correspondent
Malaysia Malaysia Post has published its tentative list of stamps to be issued in 2015. It includes "Birds - Stork, Egret" but with no further details. 18 June 2015 Reminder Malaysia Post
New Caledonia
New
Herons of New Caledonia: sheetlet with 3 stamps featuring Rufous Night-Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) and Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The image was taken from Philinfo for June 2015. 6 June 2015 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Belgium Belgian Post has published images of the stamps to be issued in 2015. A Registered Definitive has Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata). 1 June 2015 Reminder Belgian Post
Slovenia
New
Birds: 5 stamps featuring Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Stock Dove (Columba oenas), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis). 29 May 2015 Reminder Delcampe
TAAF Birds of TAAF sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides), probable Hall's Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli), Cape Petrel (Daption capense) and Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica). The image is taken from Philinfo for May 2015. 21 May 2015 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
Estonia
Image added 20 May 2015
Bird of the Year: single featuring European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus). 21 May 2015 Reminder Estonia Post
Serbia
New
European Nature Protection: 2 stamps with one featuring a probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 20 May 2015 Reminder Postcards and stamps blog
Namibia NamPost has published its programme for 2015. It includes Bee-eaters of Namibia, 5 stamps, which feature Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus), White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). Here's an image of the publicity for this issue. 15 May 2015 Reminder NamPost
Kyrgyzstan
New
Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting: 3 stamps featuring falconry with Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), probable Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 14 May 2015 Thumb down Kyrgyz Express Post
Japan
New
Local Government Act enforcement 60th anniversary series Yamaguchi Prefecture: sheetlet of 5 stamps with one having Hooded Crane (Grus monacha). 12 May 2015 Thumb down Japan Post
Falkland Is. Colours in Nature IV: 4 stamps with two featuring Canary-winged Finch (Melanodera melanodera) and Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii). 12 May 2015 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps.
Thailand
New
40th Anniversary of Thailand - Democratic People's Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi) and probable Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). 8 May 2015 Tick Thai Stamps.
Korea N.
New
40th Anniversary of Thailand - Democratic People's Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi) and probable Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). 8 May 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Macau
New
Macao Wetlands: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor). 5 May 2015 Thumb down Macao Post
Alderney Alderney Flora and Fauna: 6 stamps. The 3 that feature flowers also have small images of flying birds. The thistle stamp seems to have Common Swift (Apus apus). Other birds may not be identifiable. 1 May 2015 Tick Gernsey Stamps
Netherlands Fauna and Flora of Naardermeer: 10 stamps with 3 featuring Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) and Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus). 28 April 2015 Tick Dutch Post
Taiwan TAIPEI 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Postage Stamps: Our Ecosystem - 2 stamps featuring Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus). Here's a large image of the pair. 25 April 2015 Tick Taiwan Post
Korea (S) The 50th Anniversary of Korea-Bolivia Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) and Palkachupa Cotinga (Phibalura boliviana) which has recently been split from Swallow-tailed Cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris). Korea Post gives more details including the date. 24 April 2015 Reminder Ebay
Bolivia
New
The 50th Anniversary of Korea-Bolivia Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) and Palkachupa Cotinga (Phibalura boliviana) which has recently been split from Swallow-tailed Cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris). 24 April 2015 Reminder Joint Stamp Issues
Italy
New
Excellent Italian Products, one of a set of 3 has a presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) on the Ferne-Branca logo. 24 April 2015 Thumb down Italian Post
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) and Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis). The souvenir sheet apparently also has Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis), but this needs checking.
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata), African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) and White-bellied Kingfisher (Alcedo leucogaster). The souvenir sheet has Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata).
Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Rueppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) and Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
24 April 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Macedonia
Date changed 5 May 2015
Cagebirds?: 2 stamps featuring European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), although the stamp is inscribed as "serinus canaria domestica", and Domestic Canary. The illustrations seem to be based on this image which I presume is taken from a book. Below the branch on which the canaries are perched, may be seen a partial image of a Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) while in the upper part of the stamp is a partial image of a Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea).
The presumed date was found on the Natural Science Stamps blog
23 April 2015 Reminder Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Togo
More issues added 15 May 2015
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
230th Anniversary of Audubon has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and the extinct Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis).
Update: More themes, including Owls with 4 stamps featuring Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) and Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).
22 April 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Macedonia
New
Date changed 5 May 2015
Pigeons: 4 stamps featuring Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Stock Dove (Columba oenas), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and a domesicated Rock Pigeon.
The presumed date was found on the Natural Science Stamps blog
21 April 2015 Reminder Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Niger
More issues added 8 May 2015
Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Fauna of Africa has 4 stamps with one featuring Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus) and Cape Eagle-Owl (Bubo capensis). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Extinct Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) and Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae). The souvenir sheet has Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus).
Update: More themes, including Owls with 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi). The souvenir sheet has Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao).
Peafowl has 4 stamps with 3 featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and one having Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus). The souvenir sheet also has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Mew Gull (Larus canus), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Baikal Teal (Anas formosa) and American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana). The souvenir sheet has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).
20 April 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Singapore Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: 4 monochrome stamps with one featuring Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus). Here's a large image of the set. 18 April 2015 Tick Singapore Post and Natural Science Stamps.
Micronesia
New
British Warblers: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita), Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca), Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola), Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta) and Radde's Warbler (Phylloscopus schwarzi). This is an interesting choice of topic to commemorate the London Stamp Expo, but most British bird-watchers will be familiar with only 3 of these. The only Old World Warbler on the islands' list is Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata) which has occurred as a vagrant. 16 April 2015 Thumb down IGPC
United Nations Endangered Species: 12 stamps all showing species of Birds of Paradise probably based on Gould's originals. 16 April 2015 Thumb down UNPA
Israel Memorial Day 2015: single with a probable White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). 14 April 2015 Tick Israel Philatelic Federation
Romania Protected fauna of Romanian reservations: Pelicans - 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). 10 April 2015 Thumb down Romania Post
Honduras My Environment: 8 stamps, with 1 featuring Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae). 9 April 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Tristan da Cunha The Potato Essays: sheet with 9 stamps, with one showing an old local stamp with Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome). 8 April 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Belarus The programme for 2015 includes the usual "Bird of the Year", single stamp. Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) has been selected for 2015. Here's an image of the stamp. 1 April 2015 Tick Belarus Post
St Maarten Paper Money: 6 stamps with 2 featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) on a note from Zambia and Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus) on a Gambian note. 28 March 2015 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Guinea-Bissau
New
More issues added 15 May 2015
Stamperija has listed several sets with various themes. Taipei 2015 - Birds of Taiwan has 4 stamps featuring White-eared Sibia (Heterophasia auricularis), Yellow Tit (Macholophus holsti), Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) and Taiwan Yuhina (Yuhina brunneiceps).
Antarctica has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The souvenir sheet has King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).
Cactuses and Animals has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) and Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus).
Pigeons and Doves has 4 stamps featuring Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) and Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura). The souvenir sheet also has Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura).
Endangered Birds has 4 stamps featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum), Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) and Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata). The souvenir sheet also has Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).
25 March 2015 Reminder Stamperija's G-B site
Cocos (Keeling) Islands WWF - Visiting Birds: 4 stamps featuring Herald Petrel (Pterodroma heraldica), Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum), Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) and Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos carteri). Mauritius issued a stamp in 2005 featuring the Round Island Petrel which I have listed as Herald Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana). The bird list for Mauritius has both Pterodroma arminjoniana and P. heraldica with the former listed as "Trindade Petrel". I need to clarify this! 24 March 2015 Tick Australia Post
Belgium Belgian Post has published images of the stamps to be issued in 2015. Animals in Movement has 5 birds: Greylag Goose (Anser anser), Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra). 23 March 2015 Tick Belgian Post
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Buffalos has 4 stamps with one having Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps listed as featuring Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris) and Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina). The souvenir sheet has Sparkling Violet-ear (Colibri coruscans).
Update: More themes, including Owls of the World with 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), probable Blakiston's Fish-Owl (Ketupa blakistoni), Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) and Little Owl (Athene noctua). The souvenir sheet has Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Marsh Owl (Asio capensis) and possible Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
Lighthouses of the World has 4 stamps all featuring various flying gulls, some of which may be identifiable. The souvenir sheet is similar.
20 March 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Taiwan Chinese Idiom Stories - 4 stamps with one having presumed Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). A former subspecies of Branta canadensis, Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), is listed as having occurred on Taiwan as a vagrant, but the geese on this stamp are unlikely to be identifiable as such. 20 March 2015 Thumb down Taiwan Post
Surinam The Programme for 2015 lists "Birds". Details of the issue have been released and the species listed are: Black Caracara (Daptrius ater), Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni), Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis), Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga), Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula), Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus), Slaty-backed Forest-falcon (Micrastur mirandollei), Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle (Spizastur melanoleucus), Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) and Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus). 18 March 2015 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Marshall Is.
New
Early European Navigators: 4 stamps with one having a Frigatebird in flight. 18 March 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Montenegro Fauna Flamingos: single featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 12 March 2015 Reminder Montenegro Post
Marshall Is.
New
Canoes: 4 stamps with one having some Boobies in flight. 10 March 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Moldova Emblems of towns in the Republic of Moldova: 6 stamps with one having White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 7 March 2015 Thumb down Moldova Post
Bahamas World Day of Prayer: 3 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). 6 March 2015 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps.
South Africa Animal Poaching Awareness - 6 stamps, with 3 featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum), Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) and Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). South African Post Office announcement. 3 March 2015 Reminder Delcampe and South African Post Office
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens), Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) and Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus). The souvenir sheet has Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). 25 February 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Botswana
New
Okavango Delta - 4 stamps, 3 of which have birds. These seem to be an unidentifiable "White Egret", Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus), Slaty Egret (Egretta vinaceigula), Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus), possible Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) and an unidentified bird perched on an antelope. 24 February 2015 Reminder Commonwealth Stamps blog
Latvia Latvian Natural History Museum's unique exhibits - Placodermi: single featuring a logo which has White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). 20 February 2015 Thumb down Latvia Post
Croatia Children's World - Pets: 4 stamps featuring Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Island Canary (Serinus canaria). 19 February 2015 Thumb down Croatia Post
Jersey Post and Go - Protected Species: 6 designs with 2 featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). 18 February 2015 Thumb down Norvic Philatelics
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Fraser's Eagle-Owl (Bubo poensis).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Golden Parakeet (Guarouba guarouba). The souvenir sheet has Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) on 2 stamps and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). The souvenir sheet has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja).
18 February 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Malaysia Farm Animals: 3 stamps with 2 featuring domesicated Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) and Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 16 February 2015 Thumb down Malaysia Post
Iraq Marshes of South Iraq: 2 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The logo may be of interest but I could not find a larger image of it. 8 February 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Namibia Namib Sand Sea: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One has some flamingos in flight 6 February 2015 Reminder Namibia Post
Alderney Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: 6 stamps, with one showing Alice with a Flamingo. 5 February 2015 Thumb down Gernsey Stamps
Liberia
More issues added 9 May 2015
African Penguin: sheet of 4 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) as does the souvenir sheet.
Update: Additional items for this issue have appeared for sale on Delcampe, but here are the IGPC images: sheetlet of 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet
2 February 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Japan Definitives: 12 stamps including one with Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon). 2 February 2015 Thumb down The Asahi Shimbun
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Fauna of the Indian Subcontinent. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Indian Scops-owl (Otus bakkamoena), Spotted Owlet (Athene brama), Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes) and Rock Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis). The souvenir sheet has Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), despite the name on the stamp.
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Vernal Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus vernalis), Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides), Lord Derby's Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana) and Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria). The souvenir sheet has Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala).
28 January 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Uzbekistan Tashkent Zoo: 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet. Two of the stamps feature Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). 22 January 2015 Reminder infoCOM.UZ.
Greenland Life of Sealers II: 2 stamps which both have Dovekie (Alle alle). 19 January 2015 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
Greenland Greenlandic Songs II: 2 stamps with one having presumed White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). 19 January 2015 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
Madeira Seld adhesives II: 5 stamps with designs taken from earlier issues. One has European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The same stamp is issued in a booklet of 6. 19 January 2015 Thumb down WOPA Stamps and Natural Science Stamps.
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Barred Owl (Strix varia), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) and Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus). The souvenir sheet has Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Water Birds has 4 stamps featuring Cape Gannet (Morus capensis), Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus). The souvenir sheet has Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens). 15 January 2015 Reminder Stamperija
Hungary 34th Racing Pigeon Olympiad: 2 stamps and souvenir sheet all featuring various forms of Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), with one which looks a lot like the wild form. 15 January 2015 Reminder Hungary Post and Natural Science Stamps.
St Maarten Birds: 12 stamps featuring Collared Forest-falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus), Brown Jacamar (Brachygalba lugubris), Rufous Nightjar (Antrostomus rufus), Blackish Nightjar (Nyctipolus nigrescens), Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus), Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris), Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis), Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca), Black-capped Screech-owl (Megascops atricapilla), Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea), Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulatus) and Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias). 14 January 2015 Thumb down St. Maarten Stamps.
Monaco Film - The Swan: single with a stylised image of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 14 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Great Britain Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: 10 stamps, with one showing Alice using a Flamingo as a croquet mallet. 6 January 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
TAAF Sternes antarctiques: single featuring Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 2 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Robert Guillard: 2 stamps with one having small images of Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 2 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Single celebrating 2 new colonies of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 2 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Israel ATM Postage label- Partridges and Allies. ATM label featuring Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus), Chukar (Alectoris chukar) and Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi). 1 January 2015 Thumb down Israel Philatelic Federation
Solomon Is.
New
Protected Species in Taiwan: sheet with 4 round stamps. One features presumed Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica). I expect Stamperija will announce this issue eventually. 24 April 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Ghana Sunbirds of Africa: sheet of 9 stamps featuring Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus)* {source}, Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer) {source}, Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)* {source}, Eastern Olive-Sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea) {source}, Amethyst Sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina) {source}, Malachite Sunbird (Nectarinia famosa) {source}, Mariqua Sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis) {source}, Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris)* {source} and Orange-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia violacea) {source}. The souvenir sheet has Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigaster)* {source}.
Species marked * are listed as appearing in Ghana. I have assumed that the names given for the source photographs are correct. This is not always true! "Stamps" for Ghana are usually produced by IGPC, but this particular lot has not appeared on its website.
???? 2015 Reminder Delcampe
Tajikistan Birds of Asia: 2 stamps featuring probable Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), based on the nearby nest and barring on the wing, and one "Eagle" which may defy identification. ???? 2015 Thumb down Delcampe
Nevis Pink Birds: sheet of 6 stamps featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source}, Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) {source}, Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source}, Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) {source}, Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source} and Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). The souvenir sheet has Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) {source}.
"Stamps" for Nevis are usually produced by IGPC, but this particular lot has not appeared on its website.
???? 2015 Thumb down Delcampe
Bhutan Chinese New Year: sheetlet with 12 stamps. One has stylised Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). ???? 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
St. Kitts Seagulls: sheetlet with 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet, featuring Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris), California Gull (Larus californicus), Grey-headed Gull (Larus cirrocephalus), European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) and Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans).
Update: The second part of this issue has appeared and features Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii) {source}, Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) {source}, Mew Gull (Larus canus) {source}, Audouin's Gull (Larus audouinii) {source} and Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) {source}. The bird labelled "Larus canus" is taken from a photograph in which the bird seems to have a red mark on the lower mandible, which is more typical of European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) which may be the species actually shown. This would not be the first mis-identified photograph found on the web that has been used on "stamps"!
31 December 2014 Thumb down IGPC
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Birds of Africa has 4 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda), Wahlberg's Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). The souvenir sheet has Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex).
Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus).
Dogs in the life of man has 4 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) in the mouth of a retriever.
30 December 2014 Reminder Stamperija
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Endangered Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus).
Flamingos has 4 stamps featuring Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinus), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). The souvenir sheet has Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus) and Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata). The souvenir sheet has Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata).
Solomons White Ibis has 4 stamps all featuring Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca pygmaeus) as does the souvenir sheet.
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola), not Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) as inscribed on the stamp(!), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) and Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) not Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) as inscribed on the stamp(!). The souvenir sheet has Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus).
Update: More themes, including Antarctica with 4 stamps 2 of which feature Antarctic Shag (Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis) and Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The souvenir sheet has Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).
20 December 2014 Reminder Stamperija
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Birds of the Maldives. The issue for Owls and Mushrooms has 4 stamps all featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) as does the souvenir sheet.
Pigeons and Fruits has 4 stamps featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) on 2 stamps, Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) and European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur). The souvenir sheet also has Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni). The souvenir sheet has Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus). The designer has taken this photograph and bizarrely made the bird appear to be catching a fish!
Waterbirds and Corals has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) and Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea). The souvenir sheet also has Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus).
Seabirds and Shells has 4 stamps featuring Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas), Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (NOT!!!), Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri) and Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus). The designer has obviously chosen the wrong image for Wilson's Storm-Petrel, but I have not been able to find the source photograph for this image. The souvenir sheet has Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii),
Wading Birds and Insects has 4 stamps featuring Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Indian Pond-Heron (Ardeola grayii), Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) and Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). The souvenir sheet has Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis).
Terns and Lighthouses has 4 stamps featuring Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) and Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata). The souvenir sheet also has Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia).
Songbirds has 4 stamps featuring Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis), Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), House Crow (Corvus splendens) and Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea). The souvenir sheet has House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).
Bee-eaters and Orchids has 4 stamps all featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) as does the souvenir sheet.
Pelicans has 4 stamps all featuring Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) as does the souvenir sheet.
15 December 2014 Tick Stamperija
Cuba Protection of Flora and Fauna: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor), Blue-headed Quail-Dove (Starnoenas cyanocephala) and Fernandina's Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae). This FDC gives the date. 15 December 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens) and Spot-bellied Eagle-owl (Bubo nipalensis). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). 12 December 2014 Thumb down Stamperija
Cuba 40th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with the Bahamas: single featuring Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla). This FDC gives the date. 28 November 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Serbia Children's Fables: 4 stamps with some stylised birds. 17 November 2014 Thumb down Correspondent
Singapore 50 Years of Tourism in Singapore: 5 stamps with one having probable Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). 31 October 2014 Tick Singapore Post
Japan International Letter Writing Week: 4 stamps with one having stylised Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). 9 October 2014 Thumb down New Issues of Japan
Kenya 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
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.
Tristan da Cunha Augustus Earle: 4 stamps featuring paintings, one of which shows the island of Tristan da Cunha with a few birds in flight. Two seem to be Cape Petrel (Daption capense). 10 July 2014 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
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
Cook Is. 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.
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). 20 June 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
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
Syria National Day: single featuring presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 17 April 2014 Thumb down Correspondent and Delcampe
Senegal Lakes and Rivers: 2 stamps with one having small images of Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea). ???? 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
Caribbean Netherlands Various: stamps featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). The sheet featuring silhouettes of Hummingbirds I will leave as unidentifiable because of the 3 species occurring on Sint-Eustatius only one is crested, so these could be either Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) or Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus). Here is an item on the stamp issuing of this territory. ???? 2014 Thumb down Postbeeld
Papua New Guinea Personalisable stamps: 15 stamps, 8 of which feature Birds of Paradise. namely Lawes' Parotia (Parotia lawesii), King Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius), Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra), Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana), Princess Stephanie's Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae), Emperor Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi), Black-billed Sicklebill (Epimachus albertisi) and Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). The Red Bird-of-paradise does not occur in PNG, and the photograph used may be seen here. ???? 2014 Thumb down Delcampe
France UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 12 November 2013 Thumb down wikitimbres.fr
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