Old bird stamps found on the web 2013

 
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Kazakhstan Ustyurt Natural Game Reserve: 3 stamps with one featuring Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus). 25 December 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
Kazakhstan Steppe Birds: 6 stamps featuring Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius), Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax), Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) and Black Lark (Melanocorypha yeltoniensis). A much better image has appeared on the Kazakhstan Post site. 25 December 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues and Kazakhstan Post
Sierra Leone Birds of Africa: sheetlet with 4 stamps, featuring Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii), White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Burchell's Glossy-starling (Lamprotornis australis) and Crimson-breasted Gonolek (Laniarius atrococcineus). The souvenir sheet has Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata). 23 December 2013 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
Kenya 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations with China: souvenir sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 20 December 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Climate Change has 4 stamps featuring no birds The souvenir sheet has Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). 20 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Brazil Buriti: sheetlet with 2 stamps one of which has flying Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), which feeds on this fruit. More about this issue may be found here. We obviously missed this in 2013! 19 December 2013 Tick Passarinhando and Stamps and Philately
Senegal Fauna of Gueumbeul Reserve: 4 stamps featuring various birds including Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata), possible Black Goshawk (Accipiter melanoleucus), a vulture that looks just like an Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), a woodpecker feeding upside down on a large fruit which could be Little Green Woodpecker (Campethera maculosa), Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor), probable Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and a hornbill that has a yellow bill, so it could be either Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus flavirostris) or Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas), neither of which is on the Senegal list nor are the swan and condor. This FDC gives the date.
Update: After scanning the stamps, I noticed that the pink bird just below the tip of the Hornbill's bill is a Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)!
18 December 2013 Tick Delcampe
Aruba Forest Animals: 8 stamps with 2 featuring Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus). 16 December 2013 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies
Sth. Georgia Habitat Restoration: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) and South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus). More information about Habitat Restoration on South Georgia may be found here, with the opportunity to pay for a hectare or more. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 15 December 2013 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.
Japan 60th Anniversary Series Kagoshima Local Autonomy Law Enforcement: sheet of 5 stamps with one featuring White-naped Crane (Grus vipio). 13 December 2013 Thumb down Japan Post
Kenya 50th Anniversary of Independence: an issue of 100 stamps - one sheet of 25 has at least 3 stamps with birds which could be Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Ostrich (Struthio camelus) and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). The stamp at the top right has a Buffalo with several Oxpeckers. It seems that both species are present. 12 December 2013 Tick Commonwealth Stamps blog
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring what is listed as African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis) but is probably not, Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus), Sokoke Scops-owl (Otus ireneae) and White-browed Hawk-owl (Ninox superciliaris). The souvenir sheet features Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus).
Update: More themes, including
Extinct birds which has 4 stamps featuring Bonin Wood-pigeon (Columba versicolor), Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons), Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) and Reunion Gallinule (Porphyrio coerulescens), though 2 of these are not extinct! The souvenir sheet has Sunda Lapwing (Vanellus macropterus).
10 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) and Western Screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Update: More themes, including
Predators has 4 stamps with one featuring Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) eating a probable Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) based on this photograph, and the Rijksmuseum has 4 stamps with one featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) based on this painting.
5 December 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Italy The programme for 2013 lists "Uccelli delle Alpi" = "Birds of the Alps". The species to feature in this issue have been listed in Italian as Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), Grey-faced Woodpecker (Picus canus), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). Images of the stamps have appeared on Italian Post's website. 4 December 2013 Tick Italian Post and Vaccari News
Uruguay Tourism: 2 stamps with one featuring Red Knot (Calidris canutus). There's a better image here. 4 December 2013 Thumb down Uruguay Post and Delcampe
Costa Rica Surtax for City Children: 4 stamps with one featuring Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus). A correspondent sent me a better image. I'm not sure if these stamps can be used to pay for postage or if they are bought to raise money for charity. 2 December 2013 Tick Costa Rica Post and a correspondent
India 50 years of Nagaland: single with a symbolic, but recognisable Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis). 1 December 2013 Thumb down Stamps of India.
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds has 3 stamps featuring Wilson's Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica), Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) and Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex). The souvenir sheet has 5 birds on the stamp, and from those in the border, I guess that these include Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) and Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae). 30 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Seashells and Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) and Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). The souvenir sheet has Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger).
Solomon White Ibis has 4 stamps all featuring Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) as does the souvenir sheet.
29 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 68 and 69 featuring Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis). 28 November 2013 Tick Correspondent in Denmark
Uganda Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes all lazily featuring stamps on stamps. World in stamps: Owls has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) on stamps from Hungary and France, Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica) from Taiwan and Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti) from Zimbabwe. The souvenir sheet has an extinct owl (Ornimegalonyx oteroi) from Cuba. In the same series there is World Wildlife which has 4 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) from Aruba.
25 November 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) and two stamps labelled African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster), though I think only the second of the two shows this species. The souvenir sheet has Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax).
Update: Endangered Species has 4 stamps with one claiming to show Bismarck Masked-owl (Tyto aurantia). I could not find any photographs of this "very poorly known" species so I think the wrong species has been selected. The souvenir sheet has the presumed extinct Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)! Another issue has extinct species which include an owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) and the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Global Warming has 4 stamps with one featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).
25 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). The souvenir sheet has White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster). 22 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Falkland Is. Airmail Postcard Rate Penguins: 6 stamps featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) leucistic, Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 21 November 2013 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.
Ecuador 25 Years of Presence in Antarctica: 3 round stamps with 2 featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) and probable Antarctic Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus). The latter stamp is labelled "Skua parda (Catharacta lonnbergi)", which is probably South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki), but the bird looks more like a Giant Petrel than a Skua. This FDC gives the date. 21 November 2013 Tick Delcampe
Ross Dep. Antarctic Food Web: 5 stamps with 2 featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea). 20 November 2013 Thumb down New Zealand Post.
USA Harry Potter: booklet of 20 stamps with one featuring Hedwig the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). Here's the full set. 19 November 2013 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club and Nerd Approved
Tajikistan Birds of Asia: 4 stamps featuring Chukar (Alectoris chukar), 2 "Eagles" which may defy identification and European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), 19 November 2013 Tick Delcampe
Gambia Birds of Brazil: 4 stamps featuring Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber). 18 November 2013 Thumb down IGPC
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Famous from G-B has 9 stamps with one featuring gulls which will be an interesting identification challenge!
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Mountain Scops-Owl (Otus spilocephalus), Greater Sooty-Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) and Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata). The souvenir sheet has Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
18 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Azerbaijan Hirkan National Park: 2 sheets with the one featuring birds having Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris). 15 November 2013 Tick Azerbaijan Post
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. The world in stamps has 4 stamps featuring various WWF stamps but has no birds. The souvenir sheet has a Palestinian stamp with Macqueen's Bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii).
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus), Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus), Blue-headed Bee-eater (Merops muelleri) and Rosy Bee-eater (Merops malimbicus).
Update: The bird labelled "Merops gularis" is taken from a photograph of a "Blue-headed Bee-eater" taken in Ghana. This species is not listed for Togo. The souvenir sheet has Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis), African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta), Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus) and Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala). The souvenir sheet has Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata).
Update: Doves and Pigeons has 4 stamps featuring Bruce's Green-Pigeon (Treron waalia), Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis), African Green-Pigeon (Treron calva) and Blue-headed Wood-dove (Turtur brehmeri). The souvenir sheet has European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur).
15 November 2013 Tick Stamperija
Sweden Christmas 2013: 4 stamps with one featuring slightly stylised Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). 14 November 2013 Thumb down Correspondent sent a scan
France UNESCO: single featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 12 November 2013 Thumb down wikitimbres.fr
Aruba Aruban Nature Photography: 10 stamps with 2 featuring probable Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). 12 November 2013 Tick International Philatelic Agencies
France The Little Joys: booklet with 12 stamps with one featuring European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 12 November 2013 Thumb down wikitimbres.fr and Philinfo French Post.
St. Vincent Brasiliana 2013: Hummingbirds of the Brazilian Rainforest - 4 stamps including White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), but I need a clearer image to list the others. 11 November 2013 Thumb down IGPC
New Caledonia Christmas: single with a Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). The image is taken from Philinfo for November/December 2013. 7 November 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 66 and 67 featuring Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) and European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). 1 November 2013 Tick Correspondent in Denmark
Christmas I. Christmas: 2 stamps - both have unnatural Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) and one has White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 325. 1 November 2013 Thumb down Australia Post
Macao Chinese Calligraphy and Painting - Famous Artists in Macao: a set of 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet. The latter has Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), and there is a bird on one of the other stamps. I shall list this as unidentified unless someone can identify it soon. A sale on Delcampe shows the souvenir sheet, and here's the set. 1 November 2013 Tick Macau Post and Delcampe
Peru Hummingbirds of Peru - 4 stamps. The species shown are confirmed as Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis), Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny), Grey-bellied Comet (Taphrolesbia griseiventris) and Oasis Hummingbird (Rhodopis vesper). A seller on Delcampe is already taking orders for this issue. 31 October 2013 Tick Correspondent in Peru
France Between heaven and earth: a new "collector" series. The issue for the western Pyrenees has one of its 6 stamps featuring Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 25 October 2013 Thumb down France Post
Maldives Flora and Fauna of the Maldives: 10 topics, each consisting of a block of 4 and souvenir sheet. The issue for birds of prey has Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) and Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). The souvenir sheet has Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). The issue for water birds has Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata). The souvenir sheet has Ruff (Philomachus pugnax). There is also an issue for Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). 25 October 2013 Tick Maldives Post and Stamperija
Romania Fauna of Romania: 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus). 25 October 2013 Tick Romania Post
Turkey PTT Stamp Museum: 3 stamps. One of the circular stamps has small images of displaying cranes which I assume are Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo). 22 October 2013 Thumb down Turkish Post
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Parrots: 8 stamps featuring Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Blue-cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva), Blue-winged Macaw (Primolius maracana), Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Military Macaw (Ara militaris).
Update: Two higher values feature Maroon-faced Parakeet (Pyrrhura leucotis) and Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix).
Update: This issue does appear on the IGPC site and has a $50 value with Hispaniolan Parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera). See this image on Delcampe.
Update: This additional stamp has appeared on the IGPC site and has a $100 value with Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa).
21 October 2013 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
Argentina Birds of Argentina - 4 stamps featuring Hooded Grebe (Podiceps gallardoi), Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata), Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) and Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus). 19 October 2013 Tick Delcampe
Belgium Bird: single featuring Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). 16 October 2013 Thumb down Belgian Post
Singapore Vanishing Trades: 10 stamps with the top value featuring Parrot Astrology with a probable Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), listed as an introduced species. A recent stamp from Malaysia showed a Java Sparrow performing the same service. 16 October 2013 Tick Singapore Post, Theme Birds on Stamps and Wikipedia
Hong Kong Inclusive Arts - 4 stamps with one featuring the New Guinea species Purple-tailed Imperial-pigeon (Ducula rufigaster). There's a better image here. Thanks to a correspondent in Italy who posted an image on Birdforum and informed me of the correct identity. 15 October 2013 Tick Hong Kong Stamps and Delcampe
Isle of Man Christmas: 6 stamps featuring designs selected from previous Christmas stamps. The £1.08 stamp has the European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) taken from a stamp issued in 1988. 15 October 2013 Thumb down Isle of Man Post
Peru Eagles of Peru - 4 stamps featuring Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis), Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus) and Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Oroaetus isidori). This issue is offered on Delcampe. 14 October 2013 Tick Correspondent in Peru and Delcampe
Ukraine Generous Ukraine: Autumn - sheet with 4 stamps one of which has Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus). 14 October 2013 Tick E-mail from Ukraine Post
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 64 and 65 featuring Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) and Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). 13 October 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Argentina 50th Anniversary of the African Union: single with a map of Africa covered with silhouettes of African fauna. At least 4 of the silhouettes look like Ostrich (Struthio camelus). This FDC gives the date. 12 October 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
United Nations Endangered Species: 12 stamps, but only the Vienna issue has a bird which is Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus). The image was grabbed from Linn's Stamp News dated October 7, 2013. 10 October 2013 Thumb down UNPA
Peru 95th Anniversary of the Natural History Museum - souvenir sheet featuring a presumed Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis). 4 October 2013 Thumb down Correspondent in Peru
Marshall Is. Birds of the World IV: sheet of 10 stamps featuring Golden Parakeet (Guarouba guarouba), Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), Mindanao Eagle-Owl (Mimizuku gurneyi), Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha), Western Crowned-pigeon (Goura cristata), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), White-chested White-eye (Zosterops albogularis), St. Lucia Parrot (Amazona versicolor) and California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus). 3 October 2013 Thumb down Unicover
Falkland Is. Colours in Nature II: 4 stamps with two featuring Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and Crested Duck (Anas specularioides). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 3 October 2013 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Niger has 4 stamps featuring Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica), Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius), Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) and Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea). The bird standing next to the nightjar is a Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cinctura) which is based on this photograph, taken in Kuwait. The nightjar image originates from this photograph, taken in Chad. The souvenir sheet has Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti). 30 September 2013 Tick Stamperija
Maldives WWF: 4 stamps featuring White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus). 25 September 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica), White-fronted Scops-owl (Otus sagittatus), Hume's Owl (Strix butleri) and Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei). The souvenir sheet has Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). 25 September 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Maldives Fauna of the Indian Ocean: 6 topics, each consisting of a block of 4 and souvenir sheet. The issue for birds has Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). 25 September 2013 Thumb down Maldives Post
France Small forest animals: sheet with 4 stamps. One has an owl which is probably supposed to be a Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). The designer seems to have selected a photograph of a Barred Owl (Strix varia), but I have not found the source photograph. 24 September 2013 Tick France Post
Japan Cute baby animals - first in a series: sheet with 10 stamps of 5 designs. One has Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). A second sheet has no birds. There's a better image here. 20 September 2013 Thumb down Japan Post and International Stamp News
Sierra Leone Parrots of Africa: 4 stamps, featuring Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus), Meyer's Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) and Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). The souvenir sheet has Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi).
Update: Another issue with Lovebirds has appeared, featuring Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis canus), Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus) and Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri). The souvenir sheet has Lilian's Lovebird (Agapornis lilianae).
This issue attracted some pertinent comments on the Commonwealth Stamps blog.
17 September 2013 Tick IGPC and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Isle of Man A Journey Through Africa: souvenir sheet of 4 stamps. The one with a rhino has Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) which is surprisingly not on the island's bird list, though the species has been photographed there. 13 September 2013 Tick Isle of Man Post
Gibraltar Endangered Animals III: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 13 September 2013 Thumb down Europa Stamps
Singapore Joint issue with Vietnam: 2 stamps featuring Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) and Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). There's a better image here. 12 September 2013 Tick Postcrossing and Jodarl.com
Vietnam Joint issue with Singapore: 2 stamps featuring Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) and Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 12 September 2013 Tick Nhan Dan Newspaper
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Barred Owl (Strix varia), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). The souvenir sheet also has Barred Owl (Strix varia). The issue for Endangered Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis). 10 September 2013 Tick Stamperija
Belarus Edible Mushrooms: 4 stamps one of which has a bird in flight, which looks like a Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus). 10 September 2013 Tick BelPost
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), probable Red-crowned Amazon (Amazona viridigenalis) and a cockatoo which is labelled Cacatua alba but which looks like Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita). The souvenir sheet features Glossy Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami).
10 September 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
AAT Centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition - 5 stamps with one having Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica). The stamp image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 324. The bird on the stamp is taken from this photograph which I found on this page. 10 September 2013 Tick Australia Post and Surfbirds.
Peru Prehistoric Animals - souvenir sheet with the prehistoric Inkayacu 10 September 2013 Thumb down Correspondent in Peru
Finland Signs of Autumn: 5 stamps, and two of them have geese. I don't think there is enough detail to identify any species. 9 September 2013 Tick Itella
Lithuania Red Book of Lithuania: 2 stamps featuring Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) and Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris). 7 September 2013 Tick Lithuania Post and a correspondent
Switzerland Restoration: 3 stamps with one featuring a very stylised White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) 5 September 2013 Thumb down Swiss Post and Tony Bray
Czech Rep. Nature Protection - Karlstejn Region: sheet of 4 stamps and labels. Two of the stamps have birds, featuring Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) and possible Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo). 4 September 2013 Tick Czech Post
Dominica Parrots of the Caribbean: a curious item presumably produced by IGPC and apparently featuring Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). 2 September 2013 Thumb down IGPC
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. East Rennell Island has 4 stamps, with one featuring Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos). The souvenir sheet has Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini).
Update: There is a further series on various themes. Water Birds has 4 stamps featuring Imitator Sparrowhawk (Accipiter imitator), Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus), Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) and Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans). The souvenir sheet has Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia).
30 August 2013 Tick Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 3 stamps featuring Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens), Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli) and Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus). The souvenir sheet has African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii).
Raptors has 3 stamps featuring Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis), Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) and Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo). The souvenir sheet has European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus).
Secretarybird has 3 stamps all featuring Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), as does the souvenir sheet.
Waterbirds has 3 stamps featuring African Pygmy-goose (Nettapus auritus), Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis) and Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis). The souvenir sheet has Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster).
30 August 2013 Tick Stamperija
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica), Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa), Pileated Parrot (Pionopsitta pileata) and Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory). The parrot labelled as Pionopsitta pileata has been correctly idntified as Red-capped Parrot (Purpureicephalus spurius). The souvenir sheet has Yellow-billed Parrot (Amazona collaria). 30 August 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Ghana Animals of Africa: 2 sheets with 5 and 6 stamps. One features Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), and two have Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). The sheets are on the IGPC web site, but one needs to register to see the details. However, one can view the images: sheet 1 and sheet 2. 28 August 2013 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 62 and 63 featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua) and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). 27 August 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Israel Israeli Music - Children's Songs: sheet of 12 stamps - one has a Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) surrounded by cartoon-style birds. 26 August 2013 Tick Delcampe thanks to a keen-eyed correspondent
St. Maarten The programme for 2013 included a new set of 12 birds scheduled for 6 February, 2013, and which has recently been released. The 12 species are listed as Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea), Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus), Purplish Jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas), Grey-headed Tanager (Eucometis penicillata), Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus), Yellow-backed Tanager (Hemithraupis flavicollis), Rufous-bellied Antwren (Myrmotherula guttata), Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana), Black-bellied Cuckoo (Piaya melanogaster), Little Cuckoo (Coccycua minuta), Spot-winged Antshrike (Pygiptila stellaris) and Cocoa Thrush (Turdus fumigatus). 23 August 2013 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies
Burundi Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) hunting a probable White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica).
Update: More themes, including
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii) and Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis). The souvenir sheet has Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus).
20 August 2013 Tick Stamperija
Ascension Is. Return of the Frigatebird: 6 stamps featuring Ascension Island Frigatebird (Fregata aquila). Amazingly, the second occurrence of this species in the UK was reported recently. 16 August 2013 Tick Pobjoy Stamps
Guinea A "Royal" Event: 3 stamps with 2 featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). This issue has appeared on the Stamperija website. 15 August 2013 Tick Delcampe and Stamperija
Guinea WWF 4 stamps featuring Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus). 15 August 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Germany Native songbirds: 3 stamps featuring European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) and Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). 8 August 2013 Tick Correspondent and The German Finance Ministry
New Zealand Classic Travel Posters - sheet of 20 stamps with one featuring Kea (Nestor notabilis). 7 August 2013 Tick NZ Post
Burundi Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Miles Joseph Berkeley has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Papuan Hawk-owl (Uroglaux dimorpha) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Update: The issue for Paul P. Harris has 4 stamps with 1 featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
5 August 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Indonesia Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition: souvenir sheet featuring probable Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). 2 August 2013 Tick Delcampe
Aruba Birds - 12 values featuring Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax), White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis), Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis), Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus), Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus), Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), 1 August 2013 Tick International Philatelic Agencies
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 60 and 61 featuring House Martin (Delichon urbica) and Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes). 1 August 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Japan Ukiyoe Series 2: sheet with 10 stamps. One has some cranes in flight which may not be realistic. 1 August 2013 Thumb down Philately in Japan
Ireland Irish Animals and Marine Life, Phase 4: 8 stamps with two featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) and Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla). The image is taken from the June issue of The Collector. 1 August 2013 Thumb down Irish Post
Liberia Birds of the World: sheet of 4 stamps featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba), Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). The souvenir sheet has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). A second sheet: of 4 stamps has Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). The souvenir sheet has Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina). 30 July 2013 Thumb down IGPC
Thailand Owls: 4 stamps, featuring Barred Eagle-Owl (Bubo sumatranus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia) and Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei). 29 July 2013 Tick Siam Stamp
Sri Lanka National Parks of Sri Lanka: 6 stamps, with one featuring Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus). 28 July 2013 Thumb down Sri Lanka Post
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Parrots has 3 stamps featuring Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus), Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) and Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). The souvenir sheet has Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). 22 July 2013 Tick Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Dogs and Ducks has 4 stamps with two featuring probable Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) and Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). The souvenir sheet has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 22 July 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Cuba World Philatelic Exhibition in Thailand: 6 stamps featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi), Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum), Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor) and Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). The souvenir sheet has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 17 July 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Azerbaijan Birds: 5 stamps featuring Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus), European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) and Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius). 16 July 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
Singapore Our City in a Garden: 4 stamps each featuring one or more birds as part of the design. The birds are Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris), Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja), Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris), Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) and Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus). The 4 scenes are repeated in a single $5 stamp. The image on this sale gives names of species. 13 July 2013 Tick Singapore Post and Delcampe
Fiji WWF: 4 stamps featuring Collared Lory (Phigys solitarius). 11 July 2013 Thumb down WWF Stamps
Bolivia Endangered Bolivian Fauna: 4 stamps with one featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). 11 July 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Belarus Zoos in Belarus: 4 stamps, one of which has Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus). Two of the stamps also feature the emblem of Minsk Zoo, which looks like White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 9 July 2013 Thumb down Belpost and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Uganda Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Endangered and Vulnerable Birds has 4 stamps featuring African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), African Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) and Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). The souvenir sheet has Ostrich (Struthio camelus). In the same series there is Endangered and Vulnerable Predators which has 4 stamps with one featuring California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus).
Issued at the same time, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates has 4 stamps with one featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus).
8 July 2013 Tick Stamperija
Turkish Cyprus The Stamp Programme for 2013 lists Flora and Fauna, 3 stamps. One triangular stamp features Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). 8 July 2013 Tick Turkish Cyprus PA
Micronesia Wildlife of Thailand: sheet of 8 with 4 stamps featuring Banded Pitta (Pitta guajana), Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus), Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) and Red-footed Booby (Sula sula). The souvenir sheet has Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri). 7 July 2013 Tick IGPC
Korea (N) Arctic and Antarctic animals: booklet with 2 stamps, one featuring King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), curiously labelled "Aptenodytes excelsior", which seems to be an alternative name for "Aptenodytes forsteri". However, I think the head and neck pattern more closely resembles that of the King Penguin. 7 July 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Russia 50th Anniversary of First Women's Space Flight: 1 stamp with a gull in flight which I think could be European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). 5 July 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
Isle of Man Newspaper Headlines - 6 stamps. One shows 4 of the 1973 definitives including SG32 with Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus). A better image may be examined here. 4 July 2013 Thumb down Isle of Man Post Office and Delcampe
Kazakhstan 50th Anniversary of First Women's Space Flight: 2 stamps, one having a gull in flight which may be identifiable. 3 July 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
Australia Road Trip 2 - 5 stamps including one with a gull in flight which is probably a Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae). 2 July 2013 Thumb down Australia Post.
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls and Mushrooms has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The souvenir sheet has an owl which is apparently Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), based on this original artwork. The same designs are also available in other formats. 1 July 2013 Tick Stamperija
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 58 and 59 featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). 1 July 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
South Africa Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - 100 years: sheet with 10 stamps. One features Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer), another may have the South African endemic Orange-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia violacea) and a third has probable Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris), though this species does not occur at Kirstenbosch. These two sunbirds will need a closer look when I get the stamps. 1 July 2013 Tick SA Post and Delcampe
Pakistan Birds of Pakistan, initially a single featuring Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). The image of a sheet for sale on Ebay is titled "Birds of Pakistan Series" so perhaps there will soon be more to follow. This FDC confirms the date. 1 July 2013 Tick Delcampe and Ebay
Romania Owls: 4 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The last is not listed as a Romanian bird. 28 June 2013 Thumb down Romania Post
Taiwan Owls of Taiwan. This is the third issue in the series and consists of 4 stamps. The species are confirmed as Australasian Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris), Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia), Elegant Scops-owl (Otus elegans) and Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes). 26 June 2013 Tick Chunghwa Post
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). The souvenir sheet has King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). The issue for Elephants has 4 stamps all featuring Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), as does the souvenir sheet. The issue for Lighthouses and Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Common Loon (Gavia immer), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus). The souvenir sheet has European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). A flock of presumed Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) has encroached on to one of the stamps. The issue for Owls and Fungi has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The souvenir sheet also has Barn Owl (Tyto alba). The issue for Parrots has 4 stamps each featuring two species, which the reader can identify! Here's the souvenir sheet 25 June 2013 Tick Stamperija
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija lists an issue for Scouting which has 4 stamps with one featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). 24 June 2013 Tick Stamperija
Surinam Stamp Exhibition Bangkok, 2013: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi) and Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus). 19 June 2013 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies
Mongolia National Bird: 6 stamps all featuring Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). 19 June 2013 Thumb down Mongolian Stamp Issues
Bulgaria Bulgarian regions, South-Western Bulgaria: 4 stamps with one featuring Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes). 17 June 2013 Tick Stamps of Bulgaria
South Africa Flight of the Fish Eagle. Block with 2 stamps showing African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). 14 June 2013 Thumb down SA Post and Delcampe
Central African Rep. Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Dolphins and Seabirds has 4 stamps with two featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) and Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus). The souvenir sheet has Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata). Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Little Owl (Athene noctua), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) and Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus). The souvenir sheet has Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). Rijksmuseum has 4 stamps with one featuring a painting by Melchior d'Hondecoeter which has appeared on stamps from Liberia and Togo and has several species. 10 June 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Austria 100 years of nature protection: single featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). This FDC gives the date. 7 June 2013 Tick Delcampe
Latvia The programme for 2013 lists "Latvian Birds": two stamps featuring Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). 7 June 2013 Tick Correspondent and Latvia Post
Tonga Bird Definitives Part 2: 12 stamps featuring birds which are listed as Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris), Polynesian Starling (Aplonis tabuensis), Blue-crowned Lorikeet (Vini australis), Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda), Black Noddy (Anous minutus), Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa), Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis), Wattled Honeyeater (Foulehaio carunculata), Red Shining-Parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) and Many-coloured Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus perousii). 6 June 2013 Tick Philatelic Collector Inc.
Monaco Sepac 2013 Wildlife: single with a fine photograph of Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis). 5 June 2013 Tick Europa Stamps
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 56 and 57 featuring Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) and Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis). 4 June 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 50 years of stamps: 5 stamps with one featuring Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 322. 4 June 2013 Thumb down Australia Post
France 400th Anniversary of André Le Nôtre. Two stamps with the one showing Chantilly having 3 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). A better image may be examined here. 3 June 2013 Thumb down France Post and Wikitimbres
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with the dubious theme Celebrities - I, one of which features the British Antarctic Survey's Halley VI Project. It has 4 stamps with two featuring South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The souvenir sheet for the most endangered species of Africa has Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). 3 June 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Nevis Parrots of the Caribbean: sheet of 4 stamps featuring Imperial Parrot (Amazona imperialis), Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala), Hispaniolan Parrot (Amazona ventralis) and St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii). The souvenir sheet has St. Lucia Parrot (Amazona versicolor). 3 June 2013 Thumb down IGPC
Palestinian Authority I have been sent images for a Wildlife in Palestine issue that has two birds: Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus). 3 June 2013 Tick Correspondent
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Black Kite (Milvus migrans aegyptius), Marsh Owl (Asio capensis) and Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus). The souvenir sheet has Red Kite (Milvus milvus). 2 June 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Curaçao Freewinds, 2013. Two stamps and souvenir sheet. One of the stamps has a bird in flight. 1 June 2013 Tick International Philatelic Agencies
Vietnam The programme for 2013 lists "Birds in Xuan Thuy national park". Four stamps and a souvenir sheet. Sales have appeared on Delcampe and this image shows that the species are Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor), Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) and Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus). The souvenir sheet has Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis). 1 June 2013 Tick Vietnam Stamps and Delcampe
Cook Is. Global Wildlife: 6 stamps with 1 featuring Whooping Crane (Grus americana). 29 May 2013 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Samoa Threatened Species Definitives: 12 stamps with 10 featuring birds which are Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), Tooth-billed Pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris), Samoan Triller (Lalage sharpei), Samoan White-eye (Zosterops samoensis), Polynesian Storm-Petrel (Nesofregetta fuliginosa), Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), Collared Petrel (Pterodroma brevipes), Samoan Flycatcher (Myiagra albiventris), Friendly Ground-Dove (Gallicolumba stairi) and Mao (Gymnomyza samoensis). Although one stamp is labelled "Gallinula pacifica", I think the designer has not found an image of this probably extinct species, but has chosen the much more widely illustrated Gallinula chloropus. 29 May 2013 Tick Philatelic Collector Inc.
Japan Rare wild animals and plants - the third Collection: Sheet with 10 stamps of 5 designs. One has a female Ryukyu Robin (Erithacus komadori). 23 May 2013 Tick Japan Post
Taiwan Congratulations Stamps: 4 with stylised Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 22 May 2013 Thumb down Chunghwa Post
Bulgaria Mantaritsa Nature Reserve: souvenir sheet with Eurasian Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). 22 May 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Lighthouses has 5 stamps featuring Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii), European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) and Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis). The issue for Owls has 5 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus). The souvenir sheet features Little Owl (Athene noctua). The issue for Birds in Art has 5 stamps featuring 9 species White-tufted Sunbeam (Aglaeactis castelnaudii), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor), Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), Common Crane (Grus grus), Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) and Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle). The souvenir sheet has Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) and Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara). 20 May 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Moldova Chisinau Zoo: 3 stamps with one featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 18 May 2013 Thumb down Moldova Post
TAAF The penguins of T.A.A.F. as seen by ATG (association du timbre gravé): a large souvenir sheet featuring penguins with a single stamp which has a small image of a possible Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The image is taken from Philinfo for March 2013. 17 May 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Marshall Is. Birds of the World III: sheet of 10 stamps featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba), Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria), Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) and Blue Crane (Grus paradisea). 16 May 2013 Thumb down Unicover
Belgium Antwerp Zoo: booklet of 10 stamps with two featuring Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) and King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). 13 May 2013 Thumb down Correspondent
Malaysia The programme for 2013 lists a special issue featuring Wonders of Malaysian Forests. Some of these have recently appeared early on Delcampe. There are at least 3 sheets, each with 5 stamps. Two of the sheets feature birds. The sheet for Royal Belum has Gould's Frogmouth (Batrachostomus stellatus) and Helmeted Hornbill (Buceros vigil). The sheet for Taman Negara has Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense). Full details of this issue. 11 May 2013 Tick PosMalaysia and Delcampe
Australia Pardalotes: 4 stamps featuring Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus), Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), Red-browed Pardalote (Pardalotus rubricatus) and Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 322. 11 May 2013 Tick Australia Post
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets with Australian fauna. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), Rufous Owl (Ninox rufa) and Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae). The souvenir sheet has Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) and Emus has 4 stamps all featuring Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), as does the souvenir sheet. 10 May 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba) on all four stamps, African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis) on two and Sao Tome Scops-Owl (Otus hartlaubi). The souvenir sheet features Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis).
The issue for Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring all the same species which is described as "Alcedo thomensis". Clements lists "thomensis" as a subspecies of Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata), but some of these images, possibly all of them, may be taken from photographs of Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). The souvenir sheet features the same species.
10 May 2013 Tick Stamperija
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Crocodiles has 4 stamps with one having a small image of Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius). The souvenir sheet has the same species. The issue for Birds of the islands has 4 stamps featuring Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor). The souvenir sheet features Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The issue for Seabirds of the islands has 4 stamps featuring Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) on 2 stamps and Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) on 2 stamps. The souvenir sheet has Cape Gannet (Morus capensis). 10 May 2013 Tick Stamperija
Switzerland The programme for 2013 lists a special stamp featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). An image of the stamp has appeared in Swiss Post's online magazine, Focus on Stamps. 7 May 2013 Tick Correspondent and Swiss Post
France A few more issues have appeared in the Collector series. The booklet for Regional Park of Port-Cros, with 10 stamps has two featuring probable Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). 6 May 2013 Tick French Post.
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 54 and 55 featuring Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) and Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus). 4 May 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Cyprus Europa 2013: 2 stamps. One has two specks that in my imagination could be a distant Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) with its sight set on a Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). 2 May 2013 Thumb down Europa Stamps
Indonesia 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Irian Barat: 3 stamps. One has a Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor). 1 May 2013 Tick E-fila
Guyana Jigong Mountains: miniature sheet with Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). There's a better image here. 1 May 2013 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes, one of which features Bird of Prey and has Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) and Jerdon's Baza (Aviceda jerdoni). The souvenir sheet has Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis). 30 April 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Kyrgyzstan 20th Anniversary of National Currency of Kyrgyzstan: one stamp with a small image of an eagle in flight which is probably Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). There's much better image on Delcampe. 27 April 2013 Thumb down Former Soviet Union New Issues and Delcampe
Russia The Historical Centre of St. Petersburg: 3 stamps with the middle one having some gulls in flight which may be Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). There's a slightly better image here. 26 April 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues and Lighthouse Stamp Society
French Polynesia The programme for 2013 lists fauna and flora, an issue of 3 stamps. A picture in a recent flyer I received shows that one of the stamps features Chestnut-breasted Munia (Lonchura castaneothorax). 26 April 2013 Thumb down Philatelic Centre of French Polynesia
Canada Adopt a Pet: 5 stamps with one featuring a parrot which I am told is Lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi). 22 April 2013 Thumb down Canada Post and a correspondent
Japan Scenery of the Trip 17: 10 stamps with one featuring Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta). 16 April 2013 Thumb down Philately in Japan
Poland Polish Birds: souvenir sheet with Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 12 April 2013 Thumb down Poland Post
Belarus Vacations in the Countryside: souvenir sheet with a strange image that includes what looks like a Common Crane (Grus grus). 12 April 2013 Tick Belpost
Cuba World Philatelic Exhibition in Australia: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet, all featuring stylised Australian fauna. One stamp has a parrot, while another has Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae). There's another image on Delcampe. 10 April 2013 Thumb down Radio Rebelde and Delcampe
Lithuania National Bird: single featuring White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 6 April 2013 Tick Lithuania Post
TAAF Booklet: 16 stamps with at least 4 stamps featuring penguins including Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). 5 April 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Aruba Paper Money: 5 stamps with one featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) on a 50 Florin note. 5 April 2013 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies
Aland The programme for 2013 lists a WWF issue of 4 stamps featuring Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata), Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) and Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica). 5 April 2013 Tick Aland Post
Austria Songbirds: a sheet of 20 self-adhesive stamps featuring Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Great Tit (Parus major), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), Crested Lark (Galerida cristata), Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) and Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). 2 April 2013 Tick Austria Post
Israel Vultures - 3 stamps with 4 species: Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus). 2 April 2013 Tick Delcampe
Ireland The latest edition of The Collector has details of more definitives in the Irish Animals and Marine Life series. Two birds are European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Here are extracted images of the finch and eagle. 2 April 2013 Tick Irish Stamps
Australia Bush Babies part 2 - 4 stamps with young animals including Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 321. 2 April 2013 Thumb down Australia Post.
St. Maarten Birds: 12 stamps featuring Plain-bellied Emerald (Amazilia leucogaster), Chestnut-tipped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus derbianus), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus), Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari), Racket-tailed Coquette (Discosura longicauda), Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor), Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii), Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella), Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) and Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana). Although this set should have been issued on 12 December 2012, it was only recently released. Another set of 12 was scheduled for February 2013, and will be issued later this year. April 2013 Thumb down International Philatelic Agencies
UAE 50 years of postal services in Abu Dhabi. One stamp has an Abu Dhabi stamp issued in 1965 featuring Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus). 30 March 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 52 and 53 featuring Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). 28 March 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Falkland Is. Penguins, Predators and Prey Part 2: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and one with Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis). 28 March 2013 Tick Pobjoy Stamps
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds and their Eggs has 5 stamps featuring Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Mew Gull (Larus canus) and Common Murre (Uria aalge). The souvenir sheet has Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). 25 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Central African Rep. Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes, one of which features the British Antarctic Survey's Halley VI Project. It has 4 stamps with one featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The souvenir sheet has Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Lighthouses has 4 stamps each featuring terns which may be identifiable, as does the souvenir sheet. 25 March 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Portugal Falconry: 4 stamps featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (on all 4 stamps), Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 23 March 2013 Tick Portugal PTT
Iceland The programme for 2013 shows a very stylised but recognisable Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). 21 March 2013 Thumb down Iceland Post
Taiwan Qing Dynasty Embroidery: 5 stamps and a souvenir sheet. The images are too stylised for my liking, and the only species I would list are Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 20 March 2013 Thumb down Chunghwa Post
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds has 4 stamps featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta), Superb Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus superbus), Blue-crowned Lorikeet (Vini australis) and Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis). The souvenir sheet features Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica).
The Great Egret is taken from this photograph taken in Java, Indonesia. The Fruit-Dove is taken from this photograph. The Blue-crowned Lorikeet is based on this photograph taken in London Zoo. The species is not listed for the Solomons. The Cuckoo is based on this photograph taken in Tasmania, Australia.
15 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Birds of the Solomon Islands has 4 stamps featuring Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus), Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica), Silver-capped Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus richardsii) and Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus). The souvenir sheet features Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis). The Riflebird is endemic to Australia.
15 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Cuba Domestic Animals: 6 stamps with 2 featuring Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala). This FDC gives the date. 12 March 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Belarus Bird of the Year: Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). 12 March 2013 Tick Belpost
Marshall Is. Birds of the World II: sheet of 10 stamps featuring Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash), White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor), Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus), Baikal Teal (Anas formosa), Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), Whooping Crane (Grus americana) and Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis). 9 March 2013 Thumb down Unicover
New Caledonia Reefs of Entrecasteux: single featuring Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). The image is taken from Philinfo for March 2013. 8 March 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 50 and 51 featuring Redwing (Turdus iliacus) and Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra). 8 March 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Estonia Bird of the Year: Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix). 7 March 2013 Tick Estonia Post
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Fauna of Niger II.
The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum), African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis) and Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). The souvenir sheet features Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus), Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) on 3 stamps and Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus). Neither of the parrots is listed for Niger. The souvenir sheet also has Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
Sunbirds has 4 stamps featuring Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis), Pygmy Sunbird (Hedydipna platura), Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella) and Copper Sunbird (Cinnyris cupreus), though the birds on the last stamp need checking. The souvenir sheet features Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigaster).
Herons has 4 stamps featuring Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) twice and Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath). One stamp has a bird labelled as Rufous-bellied Heron (Ardeola rufiventris). The image is actually derived from this image taken in the Philippines of a Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus). The souvenir sheet features Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).
1 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Fauna II, one of which features Owls and has Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and European Scops-Owl (Otus scops). The last uses the same illustration as a stamp issued for Guinea in 2002. The souvenir sheet has European Scops-Owl (Otus scops) and Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli). 1 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets on the theme West African Fauna - I. The issue for Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis), Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax), Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster) and Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus). The souvenir sheet has Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) and Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus).
The issue for Flamingos has 4 stamps featuring various species of Flamingo. The only one listed for Togo is Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). The souvenir sheet has possible Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) and probable Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis).
The issue for Hornbills has 4 stamps featuring African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus), Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata), Piping Hornbill (Bycanistes fistulator) and Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna subcylindricus).. The souvenir sheet has Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus).
The issue for Indigo Birds has 4 stamps featuring Jambandu Indigobird (Vidua raricola), Cameroon Indigobird (Vidua camerunensis), Quailfinch Indigobird (Vidua nigeriae) and Baka Indigobird (Vidua larvaticola). The souvenir sheet has Pale-winged Indigobird (Vidua wilsoni).
Some of these need checking against source photographs.
1 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 48 and 49 featuring European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) and Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). 1 March 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
Namibia Additional Definitives: 5 stamps featuring Gray's Lark (Ammomanopsis grayi), Barlow's Lark (Calendulauda barlowi), Benguela Lark (Certhilauda benguelensis), Monteiro's Hornbill (Tockus monteiri) and Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis). The image was extracted from this PDF of the 2013 programme. 1 March 2013 Tick Nampost and a correspondent in Namibia
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Fauna of Niger. The issue for Pigeons has 4 stamps featuring Bruce's Green-Pigeon (Treron waalia), Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis), Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) and Rameron Pigeon (Columba arquatrix) which is not listed for Niger. The souvenir sheet features Bruce's Green-Pigeon (Treron waalia). Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) and Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina). The souvenir sheet features an eagle sp. which is incorrectly labelled Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)! The Buffalo souvenir sheet has at least 2 oxpeckers so they should be Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus). 1 March 2013 Tick Stamperija
Russia World Natural Heritage of Russia. Republic of Tuva. Uvs Nuur Basin: souvenir sheet with Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). This issue was announced here. The English version of this page does not mention Saker, but the Russian one does when translated by Google. 27 February 2013 Tick Russia Post
Central African Rep. Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes, one of which features the ornithologist A. Wilson. It has 4 stamps with 5 species including European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), possible Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) and Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). The souvenir sheet has probable Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), though the name in French, "Chouette rayée", suggests the designer thought it was a Barred Owl (Strix varia). 25 February 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Netherlands Centenary of Burger's Zoo, Arnhem: 10 stamps with 2 featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). There is a much larger image on a Delcampe sale. 25 February 2013 Thumb down PostNL and Delcampe
Great Britain Jane Austen: 6 stamps with two having small images of probably unidentifiable birds: One has an egret which could be Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). The second has some flying gulls. 21 February 2013 Thumb down Stamp Magazine and Royal Mail
Surinam Birds: 12 stamps featuring Peach-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga aurea), White-tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus guainumbi), Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher (Terenotriccus erythrurus), Pale-breasted Spinetail (Synallaxis albescens), Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis), McConnell's Spinetail (Synallaxis macconnelli), Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum), Speckled Spinetail (Cranioleuca gutturata), Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia), Ruddy Foliage-gleaner (Automolus rubiginosus), Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant (Euscarthmus rufomarginatus) and Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus). 20 February 2013 Tick International Philatelic Agencies
Aland The programme for 2013 lists a postal label, Wooden duck decoys, single featuring Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis). 19 February 2013 Thumb down Aland Post
Solomon Is. WWF: 4 stamps featuring Ducorps' Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii). This image confirms the issue date. Stamperija has also announced a souvenir sheet. 15 February 2013 Thumb down WWF Stamps and Stamperija
Honduras Blanca Jeannette Kawas national park: 6 stamps with one having Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). 8 February 2013 Tick Theme Birds on Stamps.
Turkmenistan Falconry - sheet of 3 stamps with 1 featuring Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). Having seen a sale on Delcampe, I might not bother to collect this item. 4 February 2013 Tick Former Soviet Union New Issues
France A few more issues have appeared in the Collector series. The booklet for Lorraine in Winter has at least one stamp with a bird. One has Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). A second stamp has a small image of 3 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). 4 February 2013 Tick French Post.
Belarus Red Book of the Republic of Belarus: 2 stamps with one featuring European Roller (Coracias garrulus). 31 January 2013 Tick Belpost
Tristan da Cunha WWF - Tristan Albatross: 4 stamps all featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans dabbenena). BirdLife International recognises D. dabbenena as a full species. There is also a souvenir sheet with the same species. 28 January 2013 Tick Pobjoy Stamps
USA Single featuring Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata). 23 January 2013 Tick US Postal Service and Virtual Stamp Club
Belgium Birds: 2 stamps featuring Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea). 21 January 2013 Tick Correspondent from Belgium
Lithuania Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve: a block of 3 stamps with one featuring Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus). 19 January 2013 Tick Lithuania Post
Ecuador Galapagos: 2 booklets with 8 stamps in each. At least 5 stamps feature birds: Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Woodpecker Finch (Camarhynchus pallidus), Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) and Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis). 16 January 2013 Tick Guayaquil Philatelic Club
Japan Hyogo Series 60th Anniversary Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Act: Sheet with 5 stamps. One has presumed Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana). 15 January 2013 Thumb down Japan Post
Malaysia Woodpeckers has 3 stamps featuring Banded Woodpecker (Picus mineaceus), Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) and Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus), and a souvenir sheet with White-bellied Woodpecker (Dryocopus javensis). 13 January 2013 Tick Malaysia Post and a correspondent in China
Bangladesh Migratory Birds of Bangladesh - 8 stamps featuring Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus), Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus), Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope), Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 13 January 2013 Tick Correspondent in Bangladesh and Delcampe
SPM Oiseaux : le geai bleu: single featuring Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2013. 10 January 2013 Tick Philinfo French Post.
Marshall Is. Birds of the World I: sheet of 10 stamps featuring Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus), Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus). 10 January 2013 Thumb down Unicover
Great Britain 150th Anniversary of the London Underground: at least 10 stamps. One showing classic London Underground posters has advice on how to get to the Zoo and has stylised Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 9 January 2013 Thumb down Norvic Philatelics
Netherlands The series continues with stamps 46 and 47 featuring Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus). 2 January 2013 Tick Correspondent in the Netherlands
TAAF Canard d'Eaton: sheet with 4 stamps featuring Eaton's Pintail (Anas eatoni). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2013. 2 January 2013 Tick Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Charles Petitjean - pilot: single featuring a few penguins. The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2013. 2 January 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Mawson's Huts: single featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2013. 2 January 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Algue: Prasiola crispa: single featuring several penguins. The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2013. 2 January 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Helicopters in the Polar Regions: 6 stamps with one featuring a few penguins. The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2013. 2 January 2013 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Cuba 2nd Cuban Philatelic Cup: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet with 2 birds - Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus). January 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets on the theme Art 2013 - II. The issue for Birds in Painting has 4 stamps featuring various species. The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) and Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). 1 January 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Georgia Spring?: single featuring Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). A sale on Delcampe alerted me to this issue. I wonder if it was listed on the Georgia Post site around the time it was issued. ???? 2013 Tick Georgia Post
Georgia 4 stamps with 2 featuring small images of Great Tit (Parus major) and probable Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata). ???? 2013 Tick Georgia Post
Malaysia As part of several issues to promote Visit Malaysia 2014, a sheet of Birds has 6 stamps featuring Bornean Bristlehead (Pityriasis gymnocephala), White-fronted Falconet (Microhierax latifrons), though I think the bird looks more like Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach), Whitehead's Trogon (Harpactes whiteheadi), Grey-breasted Partridge (Arborophila orientalis campbelli), Mountain Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron inopinatum) and Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense). The Bristlehead is the first of this family on stamps.
The Falconet should look like this, whereas the bird on the stamp is similar to this. I have just found that a Google image search for "White-fronted Falconet" produces results which include this image of the shrike taken in the Philippines. The bird on the stamp is obviously taken from this photograph and placed on a different branch!
Update: The misuse of the shrike's photograph has provoked a news item in Malaysia.
Update: All references to this issue have been removed from PosMalaysia's web site, and the Facebook page is no longer available. It seems likely that this issue has been cancelled, which will deprive us of our first Bristlehead.
Update: The Malaysian Nature Society has taken an interest in these events and has offered to "to act in an advisory capacity to all with regards to promoting the celebration, awareness and conservation of Malaysia's unique wildlife and plants".
Update: This issue still appears on the 2013 programme, but its date is to be announced, and perhaps the content will be totally revised.
Update: This issue has been quietly dropped from the 2013 programme. Perhaps there will be a new issue for 2014.
???? 2013 Thumb down PosMalaysia's Facebook
Chad Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Audubon has 2 stamps featuring Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) and White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala). The source image for the pigeons is here. The source image for the warbler is here with the identification as Canada Warbler here. ???? 2013 Thumb down Stamperija
Syria Birds: 6 stamps featuring European Serin (Serinus serinus), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) and an unidentifiable bird which is supposed to be Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea). The bird is too yellow and the bill too feeble for that species. The Nightingale is derived from this photograph. The image was supplied by a UK dealer who obtained the stamps from a contact in Baghdad. ???? 2013 Tick Correspondent
Chad Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Scouts, Birds and Mushrooms has 2 stamps with one featuring Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus). The 2 stamps are reproduced in other formats. ???? 2013 Tick Stamperija
St. Kitts Hummingbirds of the Caribbean: sheetlet with 6 stamps, featuring Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei) x2, Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny), Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae) and Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus). The images are taken from Gould's book about hummingbirds. Despite the "Caribbean" label, none of these birds has anything to do with St. Kitts! ???? 2013 Thumb down Delcampe
Congo (Kinshasa) Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Herons has 2 stamps featuring Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) and Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath). The 2 stamps are reproduced in other formats. ???? 2013 Tick Stamperija
Paraguay Birds of Paraguay: 10 stamps featuring White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata), Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva), Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris), Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria), Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Giant Wood-rail (Aramides ypecaha), Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus) and Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis). ???? 2013 Tick Delcampe
Mauritius Flora and Fauna: 3 stamps with one featuring Mascarene Martin (Phedina borbonica). ???? 2013 Tick Delcampe
China Beautiful China: 6 stamps with 2 featuring birds in flight. One looks like Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and the other probably has Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). ???? 2013 Tick Delcampe
Guyana Birds of South America: sheetlet of 4 stamps, featuring Black-backed Tanager (Tangara peruviana), Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata), Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana) and Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana). The souvenir sheet has Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus). ???? 2013 Tick Marlen Stamps
Korea (North) Owls: strip with 4 stamps and 2 labels. The stamps feature Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Little Owl (Athene noctua) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). ???? 2013 Tick Delcampe
Nevis Hummingbirds of the Caribbean: sheet with 4 stamps featuring Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) and Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris). A sheet of 2 stamps features Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) and Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus). ???? 2013 Thumb down Ebay
Georgia Visit Georgia: sheet with 12 stamps. The bottom right stamp has a photograph taken from this photograph which clearly shows a few Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra). I can also make out what I believe to be Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata). These "dots" are only really identifiable because of the source photograph: Mallard, Shoveler and Coots. ???? 2013 Tick Delcampe
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