Recent bird stamps found on the web - not wanted

This page is for listing stamps I am aware of but do not need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Isle of Man Twelve Days of Christmas: 12 stamps featuring Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa), European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 19 October 2017 Tick Isle of Man Post
Jordan Birds Native to Jordan: 6 stamps featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Chukar (Alectoris chukar) and Pale Rosefinch (Carpodacus synoicus). 13 October 2017 Tick Delcampe
Tristan da Cunha WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome). 13 October 2017 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Taiwan Conservation of Birds: sheet with 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus).
Update: This pamphlet on a Delcampe sale informs us of a revised programme.
Update: A seller in Taiwan informs me that the issue date has not been changed.
11 October 2017 Tick Taiwan Post
India Stamps of India has added an interesting item: Vulnerable Birds.
Update: Three stamps have been presented on the stamps of india site featuring (A): Nilgiri Woodpigeon (Columba elphinstonii), (B): Broad-tailed Grassbird (Schoenicola platyurus) and (C): Nilgiri Pipit (Anthus nilghiriensis). India Post has a distorted image of the FDC for this issue. I resized it to produce a better image.
18 September 2017 Tick Stamps of India and India Post
Australia Heard Island: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). The image is taken from Australia Post Stamp Bulletin (Issue No. 348 / September 2017 ). 4 September 2017 Tick Australia Post
St. Maarten Birds: sheet with 20 stamps featuring Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor), Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), Merlin (Falco columbarius) and Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis). The top half of the sheet has the birds' names in Dutch, and the lower half has the scientific name. 31 August 2017 Tick WOPA Stamps
China Magpie: single featuring Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). 28 August 2017 Tick China Post
Papua New Guinea Rare Birds of PNG: 9 stamps featuring Slaty-backed Goshawk (Accipiter luteoschistaceus), New Britain Goshawk (Accipiter princeps), Collared Brush-turkey (Talegalla jobiensis), Black Honey-buzzard (Henicopernis infuscatus), Pygmy Eagle (Hieraaetus weiskei), Black-billed Brush-turkey (Talegalla fuscirostris), Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis), Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus) and Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana).
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has chosen the wrong photograph for a Black Honey-buzzard, and has chosen one of an Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) which is not normally found in PNG. See more on my blog
Update: Unfortunately, the designer seems to have invented an image for the Slaty-backed Goshawk and has chosen the wrong photograph for a New Britain Goshawk, selecting one of a Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) which is not normally found in PNG. See more on my blog
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has chosen the wrong photograph for a Pygmy Eagle, and has chosen one of the closely related Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) taken in Australia. See more on my blog
24 August 2017 Tick Post PNG
Japan Japanese Pattern Series 3rd Collection: 10 stamps, with 4 featuring stylised birds, two of which are Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 18 August 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
South Georgia Landscapes: 4 stamps with one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 15 August 2017 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Falkland Is. Small Birds Definitives: 12 stamps featuring Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus), Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca), Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata), Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera), Cobb's Wren (Troglodytes cobbi), Canary-winged Finch (Melanodera melanodera), Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii), Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus), Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maclovianus), Rufous-chested Dotterel (Charadrius modestus) and South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae). The Snipe makes its first appearance on Falkland stamps, but all the others have featured on earlier stamps from the islands. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau.
Update: A later email from Pobjoy informs us that there is also a booklet which consists of 10 x Local Rate (31p), featuring this stamp which shows Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera), with a different design.
14 August 2017 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Taiwan Taiwan Scenery - 4 stamps with one featuring Chinese Crested Tern (Sterna bernsteini). 9 August 2017 Tick Taiwan Post
New Zealand Recovering Native Birds: 5 stamps featuring Campbell Teal (Anas nesiotis), Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus) and Northern Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius aquilonius). 2 August 2017 Tick New Zealand Post
Canada Birds of Canada part 2: 5 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) and Common Loon (Gavia immer). The image was taken from Details for July and August (PDF) 1 August 2017 Tick Canada Post
Botswana Endangered Birds of Botswana: The Bustards - sheet with 5 stamps portraying 6 species: Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori), Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster), Red-crested Bustard (Eupodotis ruficrista), White-quilled Bustard (Eupodotis afraoides), Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami) and Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii). A correspondent sent me this image of the issue which he obtained at Bandung 2017, and it was announced in Botswana on the day of issue.
Update: Botswana Post sent me an image of the brochure for this issue that confirms that the issue date was earlier than the article referred to above.
1 August 2017 Tick Correspondent and Botswana's Weekend Post
Antigua Macaws: 9 stamps in 2 sheets featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) on 4, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) on 4 and Military Macaw (Ara militaris). 1 August 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Namibia The Programme for 2017 includes Rollers of Namibia: 5 stamps featuring European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), Racket-tailed Roller (Coracias spatulata), Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevia) and Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus). 1 August 2017 Tick NamPost
Ireland Death Centenary of Francis Ledwidge: single stamp featuring a Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). The image was taken from the latest edition of The Collector (PDF) which has all the details of this issue. 27 July 2017 Thumb down Irish Post
Romania Welcome to Romania: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius). Here's a direct link to the image of this issue. 26 July 2017 Thumb down Romania Post
Chad WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs). 24 July 2017 Tick WWF Stamps
Mexico 25th Anniversary of SEMARNAT-PROFEPA - single stamp featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 21 July 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Ghana Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops). 21 July 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Netherlands Life in the North Sea: 5 stamps with one featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 17 July 2017 Tick Dutch Post
Netherlands Voorlinden Museum: 10 stamps with one partially featuring Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). 17 July 2017 Tick Dutch Post
Latvia Birds: 2 stamps featuring Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) and Little Crake (Zapornia parva). 14 July 2017 Tick Latvia Post and Correspondent
Kyrgyzstan Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting: 3 stamps with one featuring a presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 14 July 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
USA The Art of Andrew Wyeth: 12 stamps, with one entitled "Soaring" featuring Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). 12 July 2017 Tick USPS
New Zealand The Great Kiwi Road Trip: 14 stamps some of which may have small images of birds. 12 July 2017 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Tonga 25th Anniversary of 'Eua National Park: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Red Shining-Parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis). A souvenir sheet has the same species. 10 July 2017 Thumb down PCI Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Jersey 200th Anniversary of the Kaleidoscope!: 6 stamps with kaleidoscopic images. The stamp featuring woodlands has 12 images of Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius). 10 July 2017 Thumb down Jersey Post
Japan Sea Creatures Series 1st Collection: 10 stamps, featuring various species of Penguin. 5 July 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
Mongolia Owls - 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). 6 July 2017 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Las Palmas - a continuation of this series, this one features a small image of a pet Island Canary (Serinus canaria). 3 July 2017 Thumb down Spanish Post
Hungary Owls: 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Little Owl (Athene noctua). The souvenir sheet has Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), incorrectly labelled as European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), which does appear in the border. 3 July 2017 Tick Hungary Post
Antigua Peaceful Plovers: single souvenir sheet featuring Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus).
Update: There is also a miniature sheet with 3 stamps all with the same species. Strangely, this does not yet appear on IGPC's website, but is included in a Delcampe sale.
1 July 2017 Tick IGPC, Delcampe and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Aruba Birds: 8 stamps featuring Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica), Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola), Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis), Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus). 30 June 2017 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Isle of Man Coastal Birds of the Isle of Man: 6 stamps featuring Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) and Razorbill (Alca torda). 29 June 2017 Tick Isle of Man Post
South Georgia Albatross Conservation: 4 stamps featuring Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata), Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) and Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The RSPB logo on all 4 stamps has Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 25 June 2017 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Nevis Introducing Caribbean Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including one for Nevis featuring Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus).
Update: This has now appeared on IGPC's website, so now we know Piping Plover is the only species to be shown. There is a sheet with 2 circular stamps and a souvenir sheet.
Update: Images of these stamps may be seen on the artist's website, along with similar stamps for Antigua & Barbuda, which I will not list until announced by IGPC.
22 June 2017 Tick IGPC
Brazil Brazilian Birds: 6 stamps featuring 3 new species on stamps: Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni), Blue-eyed Ground-dove (Columbina cyanopis) and Purple-winged Ground-dove (Claravis geoffroyi). This issue may eventually be found in Brazil Post's shop. Each stamp bears the logo for Birdpex 8, which is due to be held in Bad Mondorf, Luxembourg, during May 2018. This Delcampe sale features the pamphlet issued by Brazil Post. 19 June 2017 Tick Delcampe
Ghana Colourful Birds. IGPC sent out a mailshot with various images including a sheet for Ghana featuring the same designs that were used on a Zambia issue of 2000. I'm in favour of recycling, but this is ridiculous! 14 June 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Jersey 25 Years of the Darwin Initiative: 6 stamps with one featuring Mangrove Finch (Geospiza heliobates). This issue was described in the Spring 2017 edition of the Jersey Stamp Bulletin. The Commonwealth Stamps Opinion site has an excellent piece about this issue. 14 June 2017 Thumb down Jersey Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Germany Centenary of Heinz Sielmann: single featuring the world-renowned wildlife photographer, biologist, zoologist and documentary filmmaker at the nest of a Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens). 8 June 2017 Thumb down Germany Post
Japan Japanese paintings: sheet with 10 stamps. One stamp has Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor). 7 June 2017 Thumb down Japan Post
St. Kitts National Geographic - Animals of the World: a sheet of 4 stamps includes one featuring Magellanic Steamerduck (Tachyeres pteneres). 7 June 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Korea (S) Nature in the DMZ of Korea: 2 stamps with one featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 5 June 2017 Tick Phila Mirror and Korean Stamp Portal
United Nations World Environment Day: 6 stamps with one featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). Details appeared in UNPA's "Fascination Philatelic Bulletin No. 122" 5 June 2017 Thumb down UNPA
Serbia European nature protection: 2 stamps with one featuring Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca). 1 June 2017 Tick Correspondent in Serbia
Bangladesh Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971 - 71 stamps featuring gruesome photographs of this terrible event. One of the stamps has a pair of birds which I assume must be Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos). ?? June 2017 Tick Commonwealth Stamps blog
Aland The Programme for 2017 includes a single stamp commemorating Finland's centenary, featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 24 May 2017 Tick Aland Post
Aland Sauna traditions, Smoke sauna: 2 stamps, one has two decoy ducks hanging to the right of the door, which are intended to lure Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). This stamp was also issued by Finland. 24 May 2017 Thumb down Aland Post
Finland Sauna traditions, Smoke sauna: 5 stamps, one has two decoy ducks hanging to the right of the door, which are intended to lure Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). This stamp was also issued by Aland. 24 May 2017 Tick Finland Post
SPM Processing Cod: single with a few gulls. One could be Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). The image is taken from Philinfo for May 2017. Here's a larger image of the stamp. 22 May 2017 Tick Philinfo French Post.
South Africa The Sept-Dec 2016 issue of Setempe lists Bee-eaters in the Programme for 2017. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published an image that confirms the species as: European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), 18 May 2017 Tick SAPO and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Greenland Old Bank Notes: 2 stamps with one featuring this note which features Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) and probable Common Murre (Uria aalge).
Update: Having now seen the stamp illustrated on Greenland Stamps, I think the bird I thought may be a Common Murre is more likely a female Eider, as the head shape is more significant than the spurious white marking along the water-line.
15 May 2017 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
Palau Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria). 15 May 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Pakistan Birds of Pakistan: postal stationery. I do not normally list postal stationery, but this issue reminds me of the single stamp that was issued in 2013, which I hoped was going to be the start of a new series. The designs on these envelopes are similar to the one issued then with a Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). The species on these envelopes seem to be Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense), Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) (Incorrectly labelled as Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura), Kashmir Nuthatch (Sitta cashmirensis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) and Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius). 12 May 2017 Tick Delcampe
Romania Endangered Species: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) and Merlin (Falco columbarius). According to romfilatelia, this is a joint issue with the UNPA. 11 May 2017 Tick Romania Post
Korea N. Pyongyang Central Zoo: 7 miniature sheets, with two featuring Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). This page gives the date, thanks to Google's translation. 10 May 2017 Thumb down Ebay and China National Philatelic Corporation
Taiwan Chinese Idiom Stories - 4 stamps, one has a small image of presumed Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). This is similar to an issue of 2015. 10 May 2017 Thumb down Taiwan Post
Finland Linns has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes "a souvenir sheet of four stamps featuring migratory birds by designer Erik Bruun".
Update: A correspondent has sent me images which shows the birds are Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Brant (Branta bernicla) and Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).
9 May 2017 Tick Linns and Correspondent
Poland 150th Anniversary of the birth of Wladyslaw Reymont: single featuring a small flock of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). A high quality version of the portrait may be seen here. 7 May 2017 Tick Polish Post
Great Britain Norvic Philatelics Blog has summarised the Programme for 2017 which includes "Songbirds" but with no further details. Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has confirmed that this will be a 10-stamp issue, and has published an image of one of the stamps - Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).
Update: Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has published images of the whole set. In addition to the Wren, others species are: Great Tit (Parus major), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) and Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella).
Update: Here's a better image of the set.
4 May 2017 Tick Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Vatican City 1950th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul: 2 stamps with one featuring a Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 4 May 2017 Thumb down Vatican Post
Isle of Man Food Matters on the Isle of Man: 6 stamps. Some have very small images of birds. I am most hopeful that the one on the 98p stamp could be a Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina). 3 May 2017 Tick Isle of Man Post and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Tajikistan Pallas's Cat: 4 stamps. One features a recently caught bird which may be identifiable, possibly as a Common Grasshopper-warbler (Locustella naevia)? Although the stamps have the WWF logo, this issue has not yet appeared on the WWF Stamp website. 30 April 2017 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
Japan Natural Monument series 2nd collection: sheet with 10 stamps with 2 featuring Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) and Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus). 28 April 2017 Tick Japan Post
Colombia Cesar's 50th Anniversary: sheet of 12 stamps with one featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba).
Update: I overlooked the blurred line of cormorants in the background which are presumably Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus).
27 April 2017 Thumb down 4-72: Colombia Post
Singapore The Kingfishers: 4 stamps featuring Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata), Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting), Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus) and White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). This issue has appeared on the Singapore Post web site. I think the flying kingfisher on the 70c stamp looks most like a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 26 April 2017 Tick Jodarl Collections and Singapore Post
Taiwan Immortal Blossoms of an Eternal Spring (II) - 8 stamps, with 4 featuring birds including Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora) , Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) and Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). I'm still trying to identify the bird on the "9" stamp. The Brambling is far more realistic than the one issued in 1997. 26 April 2017 Tick Taiwan Post
France Jean-Baptiste Charcot: single featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and presumed Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea). The issue was announced in Phil'info for April, 2017 24 April 2017 Thumb down French Post
Romania Recently Extinct Species: 4 stamps with one featuring the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). 21 April 2017 Thumb down Romania Post
Bosnia Herzegovina Fauna: single featuring Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) and a souvenir sheet with Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). 20 April 2017 Tick BH Post
Guyana Animals of the World (National Geographic Creative): four stamps with one featuring Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra). 14 April 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Turkmenistan Fauna - 5 stamps with 3 featuring Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus), Great Bustard (Otis tarda) and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus).
Update: Natural Science Stamps gives the date.
13 April 2017 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Colombia Risaralda's 50th Anniversary: 2 stamps with one featuring Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Source image. Here's larger image of the sheet. 7 April 2017 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
Grenada National Geographic - Animals of the World a sheet of 4 stamps includes one featuring Purple-banded Sunbird (Cinnyris bifasciatus). 3 April 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Cuba Lighthouses and Birds: 4 stamps featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia arubensis), Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae), Blue-crowned Parakeet (Psittacara acuticaudatus) and Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii). Clements v5 listed this as a subspecies of Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus), 1 April 2017 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Uzbekistan Birds definitives: 9 stamps featuring 7 species. These are Common Crane (Grus grus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 30 March 2017 Tick The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Montenegro Fauna: a single stamp featuring Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). 30 March 2017 Tick Montenegro Post
United Nations 34th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One features Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). The image was taken from Bulletin 121 (PDF) 30 March 2017 Thumb down UNPA
Falkland Is. Falkland Shipwrecks: 4 stamps 3 of which have small images of birds. The birds perched on the Afterglow seem to be all types of Cormorant, specifically Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) and Rock Shag (Phalacrocorax magellanicus). The latter is also on the Charles Cooper. The gull on the Capricorn could be either Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii) or Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus). A closer look may confirm which. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau where full details are available. 27 March 2017 Tick Commonwealth Stamps blog
Kyrgyzstan Flora and Fauna of Kyrgyzstan: 2 stamps with one featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 25 March 2017 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Belarus Bird of the Year: single featuring Crested Lark (Galerida cristata). 22 March 2017 Tick Belarus Post
Japan Beautiful Japan: 6 stamps with 4 featuring ancient paintings which include images of possible Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica), Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis), Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) and Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). Here's a a full view of the work which includes all 4 birds. I extracted this image of the finch, or is it a bunting? The identity of this particular bird may vary, as it is not exactly right for Oriental Greenfinch. 17 March 2017 Tick Japan Post
Serbia Owls: 4 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and European Scops-Owl (Otus scops). This FDC gives the date. 16 March 2017 Tick Correspondent in Serbia
Surinam Birds: 12 stamps featuring species listed as Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus), Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus), Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)*, Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)*, Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis)* and Dusky-legged Guan (Penelope obscura)*. Some of these identities will need checking because some of these species marked "*" are not found in Surinam. 15 March 2017 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Namibia The Programme for 2017 includes Barbets of Namibia: 3 stamps featuring Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus), Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) and Pied Barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas). 9 March 2017 Tick NamPost
Caribbean Netherlands Lighthouses of Bonaire: 4 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). 3 March 2017 Thumb down WOPA Stamps
Caribbean Netherlands Birds of St. Eustatius: 4 stamps featuring Northern Parula (Parula americana), Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia). 3 March 2017 Tick WOPA Stamps
USA 150th Anniversary of Nebraska: single stamp featuring Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis). 1 March 2017 Tick USPS
Tokelau Birds of Tokelau: 4 stamps featuring Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), Black Noddy (Anous minutus), Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). 1 March 2017 Tick New Zealand Post
St. Vincent High Value Definitives: 2 stamps featuring St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii) and Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus). 28 February 2017 Thumb down IGPC
Faroe Is. The issuing programme for 2017 - includes 2 stamps featuring Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). 27 February 2017 Tick Faroes Post
Finland Sound of Silence - 3 stamps with one featuring Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). 24 February 2017 Tick Finland Post
Kyrgyzstan WWF: 4 stamps all featuring Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus).
Update: An image of this issue has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog. Traditionally, WWF issues have been relatively cheap to buy, and the face value of the 4 stamps is probably 209 Kyrgyzstani Som which currently converts to about US$3. A new sale on Delcampe has the full sheet of 8 stamps for US$34 which seems excessively high. I suppose it is because the sheet is imperforated. It has always seemed odd to me that an imperforated version of an issue is offered at a premium price.
18 February 2017 Tick WWF Stamps and Natural Science Stamps
Guernsey The Programme for 2017 includes WWF: Endangered Species - Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis). Guernsey Post have published an image of this issue in its full-page advertisement in Gibbons Stamp Monthly for February. 15 February 2017 Tick Guernsey Stamps
Palestine World Post Day: 4 stamps, one of which features Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).
Update: Apparently, this issue was delayed and actually issued in 2017.
15 February 2017 Tick Delcampe and Palestinian Authority Stamps
Romania Intelligent Birds: 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Rook (Corvus frugilegus) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). 10 February 2017 Tick Romania Post
Estonia Bird of the Year: single featuring European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur). Interestingly, the FDC also features Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto). In 2002, when the Sparrow was the bird of the year, both species of sparrow were featured. 9 February 2017 Tick Estonia Post
USA Work Projects Administration (WPA) Posters: a set of 10, one of them based on this poster has Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). 7 February 2017 Thumb down USPS
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Cádiz - the second of this series, this one features a small image of Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 1 February 2017 Tick Spanish Post
Belgium 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 Tick Belgian Post via a correspondent
SPM Oiseaux - Paruline Masquée: single featuring Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2017. 30 January 2017 Tick Philinfo French Post.
Zimbabwe Recreational Fishing: 4 stamps. The 85c stamp has small images of birds, and the duck swimming looks like it could be Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa). 30 January 2017 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Curaçao Year of the Rooster, 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet also with 3 stamps all featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 28 January 2017 Thumb down Cpost International
Serbia Year of the Rooster: 2 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 27 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
French Polynesia Year of the Rooster: single featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 26 January 2017 Tick French Polynesia Post
India Indian Wildlife: 6 stamps based on children's paintings. Two stamps feature Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). A third stamp has white "Cranes", though they look like egrets. Unfortunately, one has a leg which appears to bend in the wrong direction, and another has a bill that belongs on an Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)! 25 January 2017 Thumb down India Post and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Croatia The 2017 Programme: includes a WWF issue with presumably 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). A correspondent has sent me this image of the 4 stamps 23 January 2017 Tick Croatia Post
Indonesia Year of the Rooster: 3 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). There is also a souvenir sheet. This issue was announced by Pos Indonesia. 21 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Finland 100 years of Lions Club charity: booklet with 2 stamps. Amongst the collection of badges one for New Mexico has Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) and one for New Zealand seems to have the extinct Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris). This FDC gives the date. 20 January 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
St. Maarten Birds: 10 stamps listed as featuring Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus), Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex), Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus), Great Grebe (Podiceps major), Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger), King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus) and Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis). 20 January 2017 Tick International Philatelic Agencies
Cuba Birds of Prey: 4 stamps featuring Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) despite the name on the stamp, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus). 16 January 2017 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps
Peru Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) and Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). The designer obviously switched the names on the Oilbird stamp with those on the Deer stamp.
Update: This sale on Delcampe has the Condor stamp, but states that "4 stamps were planned (a deer and a bird) only 2 released, 2 others had errors", which is a pity because an Oilbird with the wrong label is not an unusual error. I would have been happy to include it!
9 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Mongolia Year of the Rooster - 2 stamps featuring Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). Many countries have issued "roosters" this year, and I have ignored all of them except for this one which looks quite realistic. 8 January 2017 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
TAAF Bloc Sterne de Tromelin: 4 stamps, all featuring White Tern (Gygis alba). 2 January 2017 Tick Philinfo French Post
Norway Birds. Two superb stamps featuring Merlin (Falco columbarius) and Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo). 2 January 2017 Tick Norway Post
Germany Treasures from German Museums: two stamps, including one featuring a painting by by J.-B. Oudry which features Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), probable Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus) and Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina). 2 January 2017 Thumb down Germany Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Gaudalajara - the start of a new series, this one features small images of Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 2 January 2017 Thumb down Spanish Post
TAAF Navire Soviétique OB: single stamp with a few sketchy birds which are probably unidentifiable. 2 January 2017 Thumb down Philinfo French Post
India Splendours of India: 12 stamps and 13 miniature sheets. One stamp and ms features the Peacock Gate, and therefore has a reasonable likeness of an Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 1 January 2017 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Senegal Environment: 2 stamps with one having a Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). ???? 2017 Thumb down Delcampe
Korea N. National emblems of North Korea: souvenir sheet with 5 stamps, one of which features a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). ???? 2017 Tick Delcampe
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