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
Luxembourg The Programme for 2018 includes "3 rare birds" with no further details. I presume this will be issued to promote Birdpex 8.
Update: The latest "Stamp Issues" from PhilatéLux has full details of the issue (PDF) and confirms the species as Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). Each stamp has the Birdpex8 logo and here is an image of the set.
Update: Details and large images of this issue have been published by Luxembourg Post.
15 May 2018 Tick Notification from Luxembourg Post and Correspondent
Great Britain The Programme for 2018 includes "Owls" with no further details. In addition to the Barn Owl which has featured on 7 earlier GB stamps, there are 4 other owls which might feature.
Update: Norphil's blog reports that this issue has been brought forward.
Update: Better images have been published confirming that the owls featured are Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). Each species is represented by an adult and an owlet, making 10 stamps.
11 May 2018 Tick Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Bosnia Herzegovina Europa - Bridges: 2 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). The associated MS has a splendid White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus). This species is often associated with bridges, and could have appeared on at least one of this year's Europa stamps. 9 May 2018 Thumb down BH Post
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Toledo - a continuation of this series. This one features Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa). 3 May 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Belarus The list of forthcoming issues includes 4 stamps featuring masterpieces of painting from museums of Belarus. One stamp has this painting which has Common Crane (Grus grus).
Update: The other "A" value stamp is derived from this painting by Alexei Savrasov featuring returning Rooks in early spring, similar to this one issued by the USSR in 1956 which appears on my page for Rook (Corvus frugilegus). This particular stamp features this painting by the same artist.
2 May 2018 Tick Belpost
Iceland The Programme for 2018 includes an issue commemorating the 250th death anniversary of Eggert Ólafsson, a single stamp that features a European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). Here is a page with the illustration of the bird. Toppskarfur is its Icelandic name. 26 April 2018 Tick Iceland Post
Gambia Birds of the Gambia: 7 stamps featuring African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis), Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax), Black Kite (Milvus migrans) and Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis).
23 April 2018 Tick IGPC
Nevis Swans: 2 souvenir sheets with 6 stamps featuring Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba), Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha), Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator), Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Black Swan (Cygnus atratus). 23 April 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Falkland Is. Penguins, Predators and Prey part 5: 4 stamps 2 of which feature Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 18 April 2018 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Great Britain The Programme for 2018 includes "Reintroduced Species" with no further details. A sample of the set has been published by Commonwealth Stamps Opinion, featuring an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Update: Images for this set have been published, and Royal Mail has updated its page. Sadly, Osprey is the only bird.
Update: However, the literature included with the Presentation Pack includes images of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) and Common Crane (Grus grus).
17 April 2018 Tick Norvic Philatelics Blog and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Moldova Months of the year in folk tradition: 3 stamps featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) and European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Another bird flying below the date could be Common Swift (Apus apus) or even Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), so is probably best left as unidentifiable. 13 April 2018 Thumb down Moldova Post
Uzbekistan Birds definitives: 4 stamps featuring Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Common Crane (Grus grus), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). These are more variations of the original 2017 set. 10 April 2018 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: León - a continuation of this series, this one features a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Update: A correspondent has informed me that this stamp is due to be issued in April.
2 April 2018 Tick Spanish Post
Moldova Fauna of the Princely Forest Nature Reserve: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet with 3 birds - Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) and Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius). 29 March 2018 Tick Moldova Post
Estonia Bird of the Year: Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). 29 March 2018 Tick Estonia Post
Uzbekistan Birds definitives: 2 stamps featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). These are more variations of the original 2017 set. 28 March 2018 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Belarus The Programme for 2018 includes the bird of the year: European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).
Update: Belpost has published an image of the stamp.
27 March 2018 Tick Belpost
Australia Finches of Australia: 4 stamps featuring Blue-faced Parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa), Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii), Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda) and Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 352. 16 March 2018 Tick Australia Post.
Botswana Endangered Birds of Botswana: Flamingos - 4 stamps all featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). Two of the stamps also have Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). An article about this issue was published in Botswana's Daily Post. 15 March 2018 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
St. Vincent (More) Colorful Birds of the World, a sheet of stamps which is identical to one issued for Zambia in 2000. The associated souvenir sheet has Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) and Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus). The same design for this was used for Liberia in 2000, but for that one the parrot is labelled Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax)! A. farinosa is probably more likely.
On the same date, a souvenir sheet was issued featuring St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii).
On the same date, 4 stamps were issued featuring Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala), Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata), Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix) and St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii).
7 March 2018 Thumb down IGPC
United Nations Endangered Species: 3 sets of 4 stamps with one set featuring Red-crested Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus). Details appeared in UNPA's "Fascination Philatelic Bulletin No. 125" 2 March 2018 Thumb down UNPA
Falkland Is. Falkland Shipwrecks Part 2: 4 stamps 2 of which have small images of birds. The birds perched on the Glengowan seem to be all Rock Shag (Phalacrocorax magellanicus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 2 March 2018 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Belarus Nature Reserves: 2 stamps featuring Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 1 March 2018 Tick Belarus Post
Switzerland The First Part of the Programme for 2018 includes Animals of the Forest, 4 stamps with one featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). The image is taken from Swiss Post's Focus on Stamps 01/2018 (PDF, 10.6 MB). 1 March 2018 Thumb down Swiss Post
Canada Lotus: 2 stamps, one featuring a ghostly image of Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), which may be seen clearly on the associated booklet. The image was taken from Details for March and April (PDF). Associated text: "Stamp designers Gary Beelik and Kristine Do of Parcel used watercolour portraits by Eunike Nugroho to depict different bloom phases in a set of connected (se-tenant) stamps. The blue background evokes a watery habitat, while a spot gloss varnish reveals a Chinese Bulbul bird, a koi fish and a dragonfly - creatures that share surroundings with lotuses." 1 March 2018 Thumb down Canada Post
Finland The Programme for 2018 includes a WWF issue of 3 stamps with Arctic animals that include Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Linns published an image of the Snowy Owl stamp 28 February 2018 Tick Finland Post and Linns
Russia Great Arctic State Nature Reserve: single featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Marka states that this will be a joint issue with RCC Communications Administrations, which include Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan and Ukraine. I wonder if any of these countries will issue a similar stamp. 28 February 2018 Thumb down Marka
Malaysia Rivers of Malaysia (Preview on Facebook): 2 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros). 27 February 2018 Thumb down Phila Mirror and PosMalaysia's Facebook
Portugal The Tagus River: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). I have closely examined the cloud of birds in the background, but the image does not zoom well, and there do not seem to be any identifiable species. 26 February 2018 Tick Portugal PTT
Faroe Is. The issuing programme for 2018 includes 2 stamps to illustrate "seabird fowling", which involves catching cliff-nesting seabirds with a net on a long pole. The birds all appear to be Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). 26 February 2018 Thumb down Faroes Post
Uzbekistan Birds definitives: 5 stamps featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) and Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). These are more variations of the original 2017 set. 22 February 2018 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Norway Bouvet island: 2 stamps, one featuring Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). 16 February 2018 Thumb down Posten
Latvia Latvian Natural History Museum's unique exhibits - plaster: single featuring a logo which has White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). 16 February 2018 Thumb down Latvia Post
SPM Concours de l'arche : Le Pic Maculé: single featuring Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius). The image is taken from Philinfo for February 2018. 14 February 2018 Tick Philinfo French Post.
Spain 12 months 12 stamps: Girona - a continuation of this series, this one features a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 1 February 2018 Thumb down Spanish Post
Kosovo Birds of Kosovo: sheetlet with 5 stamps featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) and Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus). 31 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Belgium Belgium Post has published its 2018 Programme in PDF format. I have extracted this image showing a new definitive by Buzin featuring Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). 29 January 2018 Tick Belgian Post via a correspondent
Guyana Birds of Guyana: Three stamps featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) and Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari). A second sheetlet has 4 stamps featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). 24 January 2018 Tick IGPC
Palau Colorful Birds of the World: 2 sheets, one features Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata) and Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica). The other features Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi) and Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). 24 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Colombia Endemic Birds of Colombia: sheet with 12 stamps featuring
White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus), {source},
Brown-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura calliptera),
San Andres Vireo (Vireo caribaeus), {source},
Santa Marta Parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata),
Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta), {source},
Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus), {source},
Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda), {source},
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri), {source},
Black-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron dorsale), {source (similar)},
Sooty-capped Puffbird (Nystactes noanamae),
Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps) {source} and
Glittering Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina), {source}.
Update: Unfortunately, the designer has used the wrong image to illustrate the Santa Marta Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys), and has chosen one that looks most like the equally endemic Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). Also, the designer has used the wrong image to illustrate the Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys), and has chosen one that looks most like the almost endemic Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus).
Update: I have found several photographs on which some of the stamps are based. I found the image used for the "Perija Metaltail" by searching for images of "Metallura iracunda female", but the photograph did not identify the bird as Metallura iracunda. However, the same image appears in ProAves' Flicker files. Considering the Tanager errors, it may be that the photograph does not actually show a Perija Metaltail.
Update: I have consulted an ornithologist based in Colombia who has suggested that the photograph could be of a young female Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina), which is not endemic. However, he confirms that other photographs in ProAves's Flickr files seem to be correct. I checked with ProAves, but had no response.
23 January 2018 Tick 4-72: Colombia Post
USA The first look at the Programme for 2018 has been published by the Virtual Stamp Club and includes Sleeping Bear Dunes, which has some gulls that could be American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus). 21 January 2018 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Peru Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 2 stamps that were dropped from the 2017 programme because the names were swapped. So now we can collect the correctly labelled Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis). 19 January 2018 Tick Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018
SPM Oiseaux - Paruline à couronne rousse: single featuring Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum). 17 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Russia Fauna of Russia. Woodpeckers: 4 stamps featuring Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). 16 January 2018 Tick Marka
Peru International Year of Sustainable Tourism: 2 stamps featuring Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda) and Masked Fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra). 15 January 2018 Tick Correspondent who sent me the Programme for 2018
Romania Cranes of the World: 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Brolga (Grus rubicunda), Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) and Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina). Here's a direct link to the image of this issue. 12 January 2018 Tick Romania Post
New Zealand 2018 Year of the Dog: 4 stamps. The top value has 2 small images of flying birds which seem to be variations of the image used on one of the set issued for the 2016 Year of the Monkey. The smaller image may reduce the apparent stylisation, but it still will not get on my page for Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica). 10 January 2018 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Gambia National Bird of the Gambia: a souvenir sheet of 4 stamps all featuring Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). 4 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
Belarus Chicks: 4 stamps featuring Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). 3 January 2018 Tick Belarus Post
Surinam Owls: 12 stamps listed as featuring
African Long-eared Owl (Asio abyssinicus), {source},
Akun Eagle-Owl (Bubo leucostictus), {source},
Albertine Owlet (Glaucidium albertinum), {source},
African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense), {source},
Amazonian Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium hardyi), {source},
Andaman Boobook (Ninox affinis), {source},
Andaman Scops-owl (Otus balli), {source}, {photo},
African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis),
Sri Lanka Bay-owl (Phodilus assimilis), {source},
Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), {source},
Congo Bay-owl (Phodilus prigoginei), {source} and
African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii).
Only Glaucidium hardyi is listed as occurring in Surinam. I am content that there are no errors in this issue.
Update: This issue has appeared on Suriname Stamps
3 January 2018 Tick Natural Science Stamps and Suriname Stamps
TAAF The Programme for 2018: includes a single souvenir sheet featuring Salvin's Prion (Pachyptila salvini) which some authorities list as MacGillivray's Prion (Pachyptila macgillivrayi). It also includes a sheet of 4 stamps featuring protected fauna of TAAF, which includes Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 2 January 2018 Thumb down Le Cercle d'études postales polaires (CEPP) .
Grenada Chinese Paintings: a sheet of 20 stamps includes one featuring Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), in the same painting that was used in a Taiwan stamp issued in 2017. 1 January 2018 Thumb down IGPC
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