Bird stamps issued in 2015 found on the web

 
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Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
St. Vincent Ducks, a sheet of 4 Ducks of the Caribbean(!) featuring Smew (Mergellus albellus), Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa), Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) and Canvasback (Aythya valisineria). The last one might be found in the Caribbean. A souvenir sheet has 1 stamp featuring Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata). a second sheet has Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) and Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus). A souvenir sheet has 1 stamp featuring Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina).
Flamingos has Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).
Great Egret has Great Egret (Ardea alba).
Birds has 6 stamps featuring Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) and Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps).
31 December 2015 Tick IGPC
Gambia Kingfishers of the Gambia: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti), Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica), Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata), Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) and Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis). 31 December 2015 Tick IGPC
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). The souvenir sheet has Mountain Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium gnoma) and Spotted Wood-Owl (Strix seloputo).
30 December 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Little Owl (Athene noctua), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The souvenir sheet has Sao Tome Scops-Owl (Otus hartlaubi).
Birds of São Tomé e Príncipe: sheet of 4 stamps featuring Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis). The souvenir sheet has Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor).
Update: More themes.
Lighthouses has 4 stamps each featuring one or more gulls in flight.
Stamps on Stamps has 4 stamps with one featuring Blue-breasted Quail (Coturnix chinensis) on a 2001 Malaysian stamp. The souvenir sheet has Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus) on a 1978 Gambian stamp.
Plovers: sheet of 4 stamps featuring American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), Eurasian Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria), Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) and Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria).
29 December 2015 Tick Stamperija
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Endangered Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). The souvenir sheet has Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi).
Update: More themes.
Bustards has 4 stamps featuring Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs), Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster), Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami) and Nubian Bustard (Neotis nuba). There is no souvenir sheet.
Falcons has 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus), Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera) and Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). There is no souvenir sheet.
Update: I overlooked a bird on a Warthog. Using Google's excellent image search, I found that the design is based on this photograph taken by Nik Borrow in Uganda on a Birdquest tour and features a Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer).
Update: more themes, including Owls with 4 stamps featuring Spotted Wood-Owl (Strix seloputo), Mottled Wood-owl (Strix ocellata), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) and African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii). The souvenir sheet has Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica).
Update: more themes, including Nightjars with 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), Standard-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus longipennis), Long-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus) and Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius). There is no souvenir sheet.
Pelicans has 4 stamps featuring Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) on 2 stamps and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) on the other 2. There is no souvenir sheet.
Burhinidae (Thick-knees) has 4 stamps featuring Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus), Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis), Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus) and Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis). There is no souvenir sheet.
Vultures has 4 stamps featuring White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus). There is no souvenir sheet.
28 December 2015 Tick Stamperija
Grenada Grenadines Birds of Grenada, a sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet with 1 stamp featuring Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi), Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis), Lesser Antillean Tanager (Tangara cucullata), Grenada Flycatcher (Myiarchus nugator) and Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola). 21 December 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Grenada Birds of the World, a sheet of 4 and souvenir sheet with 1 stamp featuring Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). The avocet and woodpecker are both incorrectly named.
Update: Owls, a 2 sheets of 4 and 2 souvenir sheets each with 1 stamp featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) and Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei), despite the name on the stamp, because it is derived from this photograph.
21 December 2015 Thumb down IGPC
South Georgia Biodiversity: 6 stamps with one featuring Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 21 December 2015 Tick Pobjoy Stamps
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Lighthouses has 4 stamps with one including a probable feral Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and another having flying gulls, one of which may be Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). The souvenir sheet has 2 more gulls which may be identifiable. 19 December 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Togo Stamperija, on Facebook, has listed several new sets with various themes.
Barbets has 4 stamps featuring Yellow-throated Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus subsulphureus), Double-toothed Barbet (Lybius bidentatus), Red-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus atroflavus) and Yellow-billed Barbet (Trachyphonus purpuratus). The souvenir sheet has Vieillot's Barbet (Lybius vieilloti).
Herons has 4 stamps featuring Great Egret (Ardea alba), Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis), Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) and Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea). The souvenir sheet has Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala).
Update: more themes, including Honeyguides with 4 stamps featuring Greater Honeyguide (Indicator indicator) on 3 stamps and Spotted Honeyguide (Indicator maculatus). The souvenir sheet has Brown-backed Honeybird (Prodotiscus regulus) and Least Honeyguide (Indicator exilis).
Vultures has 4 stamps featuring White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis). The souvenir sheet has Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus).
18 December 2015 Tick Stamperija's Facebook
Nevis Kingfishers of Central America: sheet of 6 stamps featuring Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquatus), Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus), Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona), and Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana septentrionalis). The souvenir sheet has Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon).
Update: Having looked more closely at the bird intended to be a Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda), I noticed that it actually looks more like one of the Actenoides kingfishers I had seen in the Philippines. Searching for images, I found that the bird looks remarkably like the one in this photograph of a Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus). Another glaring error!
17 December 2015 Thumb down IGPC
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis), Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) and Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii). The souvenir sheet has Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barred Owl (Strix varia), Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis), Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus) and Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Juliamyia julie). The souvenir sheet has Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
African Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) and Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus). The souvenir sheet has White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis), Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). The souvenir sheet has Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
15 December 2015 Tick Stamperija
Colombia Departments of Colombia - Risaralda: sheet of 12 stamps one featuring Buffy Helmetcrest (Oxypogon stuebelii). 14 December 2015 Tick Ebay and Correspondent
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Fauna of the Maldives and Indian Ocean.
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). The souvenir sheet has Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus).
Ducks has 4 stamps featuring Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca), Garganey (Anas querquedula) and Lesser Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna javanica). The souvenir sheet has Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata).
Terns has 4 stamps featuring Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica), Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) and Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii). The souvenir sheet has Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus).
Wading Birds has 4 stamps featuring Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus). The souvenir sheet has Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) contrary to the name on the stamp and Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus). The souvenir sheet has Mew Gull (Larus canus).
9 December 2015 Tick Stamperija
New Zealand 2016 Year of the Monkey: 4 stamps with one probably showing a Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica).
Update: A closer view of this bird shows that it is too stylised for my collection.
7 December 2015 Tick New Zealand Post
India Centenary Year of the Zoological Society of India (ZSI): 2 stamps with a variety of wildlife including at least 3 bird species which could be Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and probable Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Here's a slightly better image of the souvenir sheet. 3 December 2015 Tick India Post and Ebay
Maldives Stamperija has produced a booklet celebrating Baa Atoll, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. It contains a sheet with 4 stamps, one of which has a close-up of a Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel). This image names the Frigatebird. 2 December 2015 Thumb down Stamperija and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Greece Logos and Corporate Signs: 5 stamps with the logo for coffee featuring a stylised Macaw. ?? December 2015 Thumb down Delcampe
Belarus Natural motifs in painting of Belarus and China: 6 stamps with two featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). This issue was announced on the Belpost website. ?? December 2015 Thumb down Belpost and Delcampe
Israel ATM Postage label- Partridges and Allies. ATM label featuring Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix). The Eilat Philatelic Club has a page showing all Israel's ATM labels. ?? December 2015 Thumb down Israel Post and The Eilat Philatelic Club
Falkland Is. 20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group: 6 stamps with one of the top values having a procession of Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua). Here's the 2 top values. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 30 November 2015 Tick Pobjoy Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Kyrgyzstan WWF: 4 stamps featuring Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). 28 November 2015 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Sierra Leone Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes.
Lighthouses has 4 stamps with one featuring a Gull which should be identifiable!
Update: I noticed this item on Neofila's site. Perhaps I overlooked it when Stamperija announced it. As the movie "The Birds" was shot in California, I assume the crows shown are American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos),
27 November 2015 Thumb down Stamperija and Neofila
Surinam 40 years of stamp production by van Reijen International Agencies Ltd.: two stamps with partial views of old stamps. At least 2 featuring birds. Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis) from 1997 and Golden-rumped Euphonia (Euphonia cyanocephala) from 2003. 25 November 2015 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). The souvenir sheet has Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Bustards has 4 stamps featuring Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), White-quilled Bustard (Eupodotis afraoides), Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) and Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indica). The souvenir sheet has Hartlaub's Bustard (Lissotis hartlaubii). 25 November 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Stamperija
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), White-fronted Scops-owl (Otus sagittatus), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) and Koepcke's Screech-owl (Megascops koepckeae). The souvenir sheet has Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa).
Hong Kong 2015: sheet of 4 stamps 3 featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Olive Ibis (Bostrychia olivacea bocagei).
18 November 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Great Britain Post and Go - Winter Fur and Feathers: 4 designs with 1 featuring Redwing (Turdus iliacus). 16 November 2015 Thumb down Norvic Philatelics
Ecuador All You Need is Ecuador: 2 booklets each with 8 stamps with three having birds: Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) and Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata). A souvenir sheet has 4 more images with one featuring Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). A further 5 stamps has no birds. 13 November 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
St. Helena Definitives: 12 stamps featuring White Tern (Gygis alba), Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata), Chukar (Alectoris chukar), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora), Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus), Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata), Yellow Canary (Serinus flaviventris), Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis) and St. Helena Plover (Charadrius sanctaehelenae). 11 November 2015 Tick St Helena PA
Bhutan Conservation: 2 sheetlets with 10 stamps with Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) on 6 stamps and White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) on 2. 11 November 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Bhutan WWF Special: sheetlet with 8 stamps with one featuring another photograph of a White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis). 11 November 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Philippines Wildlife: 4 stamps with one featuring Cebu Flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor). The image seems to be based on the photograph on this page. 11 November 2015 Tick Philippines Post
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Hong Kong 2015 has 4 stamps with one featuring Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus).
Update: I overlooked Paintings by Berthe Morisot, one of which, On the Lake in the Bois de Boulogne, has Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).
10 November 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Jersey My Jersey: 10 stamps with one featuring a stylised Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). 9 November 2015 Thumb down Jersey Post
France UNESCO - African Gnu: single with a small image of a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis). The image is taken from Philinfo for November 2015. This page has links to a better image. 9 November 2015 Tick Philinfo French Post and French Philately
Guinea WWF: 4 stamps featuring African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris). 6 November 2015 Tick WWF Stamps.
TAAF Terre Adélie: Climate Sentinel: souvenir sheet featuring probable Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Philinfo for November 2015. 5 November 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Indonesia Flora & Fauna: 2 stamps with one featuring Nias Myna (Gracula robusta). 5 November 2015 Tick Delcampe
Netherlands Children's Charity Stamps: 6 stamps with 1 featuring a stylised European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 2 November 2015 Thumb down Dutch Post
BAT British Historic Huts: 5 stamps with 3 featuring Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica) and Antarctic Shag (Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis). The same designs are used for airmail postcard rate self-adhesive stamps. These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. November 2015 Tick Pobjoy Stamps.
Korea N. WWF: 4 stamps featuring Red Knot (Calidris canutus). 30 October 2015 Tick WWF Stamps
Christmas Is. Christmas: 2 stamps with stylised Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) and probable Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica). 30 October 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Australia Animals in War - 5 stamps with one having a pigeon being released to carry a message. This would be a Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). The image is taken from the online version of Stamp Bulletin 336. 27 October 2015 Thumb down Australia Post.
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Storks has 4 stamps featuring Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus), Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) and Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis). The souvenir sheet has Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum), Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli) and African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii). The souvenir sheet has Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis).
Osprey has 4 stamps all featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). There is no souvenir sheet.
Swifts has 4 stamps featuring Common Swift (Apus apus), the bird on the left based on this photograph, Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba), the bird on the right based on this photograph, Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus), based on this photograph, Mottled Spinetail (Telacanthura ussheri) and Little Swift (Apus affinis). There is no souvenir sheet.
26 October 2015 Tick Stamperija
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis), Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) and White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides). The souvenir sheet has European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).

150th Anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln has 4 stamps with one featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
26 October 2015 Tick Stamperija
Italy Philately Day: Philately in Prisons: single featuring Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). 24 October 2015 Thumb down Italian Post
Sierra Leone Stamperija has listed several new sets on the World of Birds.
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). The souvenir sheet has Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus), Sokoke Scops-owl (Otus ireneae), Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti) and Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia). The souvenir sheet has Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum).
Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) on 2 stamps, Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus) and Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis). The souvenir sheet has Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring 5 species Lucifer Hummingbird (Calothorax lucifer) on 2 stamps, Xantus's Hummingbird (Basilinna xantusii), Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), Blue-throated Hummingbird (Lampornis clemenciae) and Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope). The souvenir sheet has Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope), White-eared Hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis) and Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris).
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) and Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). The souvenir sheet has Spotted Shag (Phalacrocorax punctatus).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus), White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephalas), Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) and Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea). The souvenir sheet has Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) and Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). The souvenir sheet has Red Kite (Milvus milvus).
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Tricoloured Heron (Egretta tricolor), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) and Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis). The souvenir sheet has Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga).
White-breasted Guineafowl has 4 stamps all featuring White-breasted Guineafowl (Agelastes meleagrides) as does the souvenir sheet.
Update: More on Facebook, World of Birds, including Ibises which has 4 stamps featuring Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus), Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) and Madagascar Ibis (Lophotibis cristata). The souvenir sheet has Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber).
Pigeons and Doves which has 4 stamps featuring Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis), Pink-headed Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus porphyreus), Rose-crowned Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus regina) and Pinon's Imperial-pigeon (Ducula pinon). The souvenir sheet has White-bellied Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera) and Little Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia ruficeps).
African Penguin has 4 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), as does the souvenir sheet.
Flamingos which has 4 stamps featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) x2 and Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). The souvenir sheet has Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).
Birds of Paradise which has 4 stamps featuring Goldie's Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea decora), Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) x2 and Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor). The souvenir sheet has Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda).
Protected Birds which has 4 stamps featuring Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus), California Quail (Callipepla californicas), White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) despite the name on the stamp and Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis). The Superb Starling is incorrectly labelled, and was initially listed by me as Hildebrandt's Starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti). The souvenir sheet has Kinglet Calyptura (Calyptura cristata).
Warblers which has 4 stamps featuring Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina), Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica), Elfin-woods Warbler (Dendroica angelae) and Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea). The souvenir sheet has Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia).
Ducks which has 4 stamps featuring Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), King Eider (Somateria spectabilis), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). The souvenir sheet has Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna).
Tropical Birds which has 4 stamps featuring Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus), Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus), Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) and Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata). The souvenir sheet has Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis).
Peacocks which has 4 stamps featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) in various forms and Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus). The souvenir sheet has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
23 October 2015 Tick Stamperija
Poland Owls: 4 stamps featuring the faces of Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa). 23 October 2015 Tick Polish Post
Slovakia 200th Birth Anniversary of Ludovit Stur: single with presumed Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) chasing a bird which could be Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). 23 October 2015 Thumb down Slovakia Post
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis), Sjostedt's Owlet (Glaucidium sjostedti) and African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii). The souvenir sheet has Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus).
Bald Eagle has 4 stamps all featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), as does the souvenir sheet.
Update: I misread the name on the second stamp. A better image shows it is Tyto capensis, and the image is based on this photograph found on this page. Incidentally, the flying "Tyto capensis" in the border is actually based on this image of Tyto alba found on this page.
21 October 2015 Tick Stamperija
Ecuador Ecuadorian Birds: 2 booklets each with 8 stamps featuring Emerald Tanager (Tangara florida), Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx), Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda), Rose-faced Parrot (Pyrilia pulchra), Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus), White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis), Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda), Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata egregia), Bay Wren (Thryothorus nigricapillus), Banded Ground-cuckoo (Neomorphus radiolosus), Black-necked Red-cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis), Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola), Buff-fronted Owl (Aegolius harrisii), Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons), Elegant Crescentchest (Melanopareia elegans) and Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Piculus rivolii). 20 October 2015 Tick Ebay
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) and Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).
Albatrosses has 4 stamps featuring Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora) and Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes). The souvenir sheet has Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma).
Cormorants has 4 stamps featuring Red-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax urile), Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi). The souvenir sheet has Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).
Jacanas has 4 stamps featuring Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus), Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea), African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus) and Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana). The souvenir sheet has Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus).
15 October 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Italy The Great War - Liberation: single featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). The design is based on this postcard. 15 October 2015 Thumb down Italian Post
Slovakia Nature Protection: Protected Landscape Area Polana: two stamps, one of which has Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). The other stamp has an Otter (Lutra lutra). 9 October 2015 Tick Slovakia Post
Aland Christmas: 2 stamps with one featuring a stylised Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). 9 October 2015 Thumb down Aland Post and Natural Science Stamps
Taiwan Ancient Chinese Paintings by Giuseppe Castiglione, Qing Dynasty Souvenir Sheet - featuring Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). Four other stamps in the issue do not have birds. 8 October 2015 Thumb down Taiwan Post
Turkey Water for Life: miniature sheet with 3 stamps. A flock of 6 birds, probably gulls has flown into view and 2 are on a stamp, but they are not identifiable. 7 October 2015 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Norway Birds. Four superb stamps featuring King Eider (Somateria spectabilis), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) and Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). 3 October 2015 Tick Norway Post
Namibia NamPost has published its programme for 2015. It includes Coursers (birds) of Namibia, 4-stamp souvenir sheet. Species are Burchell's Courser (Cursorius rufus), Bronze-winged Courser (Rhinoptilus chalcopterus), Double-banded Courser (Smutsornis africanus) and Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus). Here's an image of the publicity for this issue. Here's a better image. 1 October 2015 Tick NamPost
Uruguay Owls - sheet of 8 stamps.
Update: A better image of the sheet has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog, which gives the following species: Buff-fronted Owl (Aegolius harrisii), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Tropical Screech-Owl (Megascops choliba), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) and Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator).
30 September 2015 Tick Uruguay Post and Natural Science Stamps
Botswana Save Botswana's Vultures - 5 stamps featuring Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) and Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) despite the name on the stamp! The flyer states that "this is the first in a series of commemorative stamp issues advocating conservation of threatened birds in Botswana". 28 September 2015 Tick Correspondent
Moldova Birds of Moldovan Regions: 5 excellent stamps featuring European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) and Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis). 25 September 2015 Tick Moldova Stamps
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Abraham Lincoln has 5 stamps with one featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 25 September 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
France 300th Anniversary of the French landing on the Island of Mauritius: single stamp which may also be issued by Mauritius featuring small images of Tropicbirds which may be White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). 25 September 2015 Thumb down French Post
Mauritius 300th Anniversary of the French landing on the Island: single stamp with probable White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). 25 September 2015 Reminder Commonwealth Stamps blog
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Owls has 4 stamps featuring Indian Scops-owl (Otus bakkamoena), Australasian Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris) x2, Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei), Spotted Wood-owl (Strix seloputo) and Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius). The souvenir sheet has Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica).
Dogs has 4 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
Update: more themes, including Birds of Prey with 4 stamps featuring Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus), Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) and Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) feeding on Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus). The souvenir sheet has Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
25 September 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for 230th Anniversary of Audubon has 4 stamps featuring Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). The souvenir sheet has Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
Lighthouses: sheet of 4 stamps with a gull on one. The souvenir sheet has a few more.
23 September 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Argentina Toucans of Argentina - souvenir sheet with 4 stamps featuring Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), Saffron Toucanet (Pteroglossus bailloni) and Spot-billed Toucanet (Selenidera maculirostris). 21 September 2015 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Romania Discover Romania, Dobrogea - 4 stamps with one featuring probable Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). 16 September 2015 Thumb down Romania Post
Bulgaria Greetings: 5 stamps with the one for Spring featuring the silhouette of a presumed Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). 16 September 2015 Thumb down Stamps of Bulgaria
Libya Martyr's Day: one perforated stamp with an eagle which is probably not identifiable. 16 September 2015 Thumb down Algerian Philately
Canada Haunted Canada: 5 stamps with one having presumed American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos). 14 September 2015 Tick Canada Post
AAT Dogs that Saved Macquarie Island: 4 stamps with one having King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus). 9 September 2015 Thumb down Australia Post
St. Kitts Owls of Central America and the Caribbean: another IGPC issue in various formats. featuring Barred Owl (Strix varia), Bare-legged Owl (Gymnoglaux lawrencii), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) x2, Central American Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium griseiceps), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops).
Update: Information about this issue has appeared on the IGPC website.
8 September 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and IGPC
Bosnia Herzegovina (Rep Srpska) Songbirds: 4 stamps featuring Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) and Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula). 3 September 2015 Tick PosteSrpske
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Frigatebirds has 4 stamps featuring Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) x2, Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) and Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel). The souvenir sheet has Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor).
Terns has 4 stamps featuring Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) and White Tern (Gygis alba). The souvenir sheet has Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia).
Monarch Flycatchers has 4 stamps featuring Black-winged Monarch (Monarcha frater), Melanesian Flycatcher (Myiagra caledonica), Black-throated Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus nigrogularis) and Island Monarch (Monarcha cinerascens). The souvenir sheet has White-capped Monarch (Monarcha richardsii).
Honeyeaters has 4 stamps featuring Cardinal Myzomela (Myzomela cardinalis), Sooty Myzomela (Myzomela tristrami), Yellow-vented Myzomela (Myzomela eichhorni) and Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala). The souvenir sheet has Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala).
3 September 2015 Tick Stamperija
Switzerland Special events - Definitive : one of 4 stamps has the feather of a Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius). 3 September 2015 Thumb down Swiss Post
Czech Rep. European Owls: sheet with 4 stamps and 4 labels. The stamps feature Little Owl (Athene noctua), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). 2 September 2015 Tick Correspondent in the Czech Republic
Belarus WWF: 4 stamps featuring Speckled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus). A better image of the stamp has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog which shows that the bird is probably a Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). 1 September 2015 Tick Belarus Post and Natural Science Stamps
Korea N. Fishing Industry: single with a small image of a gull. Here's a better image of the stamp. 1 September 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Ecuador To commemorate Expoafe 150 Años held in Quito from 29 September 2015 to 2 October 2015, Ecuador issued a sheet of 25 stamps showing stamps from the participating countries. The one for Guatemala has a stamp featuring Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) and the one for Peru has a stamp featuring Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana). ?? September 2015 Thumb down Delcampe
Gibraltar RAF Squadrons IV: sheetlet with 4 stamps. The badge for 544 Squadron has a Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 31 August 2015 Thumb down Gibraltar Stamps
France Expressions: booklet with 12 stamps illustrating various expressions. Recognisable, but stylised birds include European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 31 August 2015 Thumb down Wiki timbres
France Treasures of Philately: a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps featuring a stamp issued in 1949 with Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). A better image of the stamp has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog. 31 August 2015 Thumb down French Post and Natural Science Stamps
Aruba Ostriches: 10 stamps all featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus). 28 August 2015 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
China 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region: 3 stamps with one having small images of probable Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis). 24 August 2015 Thumb down China Post
Falkland Is. Penguins, Predators and Prey Part 4: 4 stamps with two featuring Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) and another having Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica). 21 August 2015 Tick Pobjoy Stamps.
Sierra Leone Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes.
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) and White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus), Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) and Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) twice. The souvenir sheet has Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata).
21 August 2015 Tick Stamperija
China Mandarin duck: single featuring Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). 20 August 2015 Tick China Post
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps listed as featuring Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) and Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). Waterbirds has 4 stamps listed as featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), though I'm not sure the last is correct. The souvenir sheet has White-naped Crane (Grus vipio). 20 August 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Lighthouses has 4 stamps with gulls that are probably all Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) as does the souvenir sheet. 20 August 2015 Tick Stamperija
Romania Water Birds - 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 19 August 2015 Tick Romania Post
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Stamps on Stamps has 4 stamps with one originally from Laos (1990) featuring North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). The postmark features the head of an Albatross, possibly Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris). 15 August 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Russia 150th anniversary of Leningrad Zoo: single stamp with a small image of probable Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). A clearer image may reveal other birds in the background. Russia's issue plan (item 43) gives the proposed date. 14 August 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Marka
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Penguins in Africa has 4 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), as does the souvenir sheet. 10 August 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Singapore Singapore Botanic Gardens - Unesco World Heritage Site: 2 stamps with small images of probable Lesser Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) and Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris). 7 August 2015 Tick Singapore Post
Turkey Handicrafts: set of 5 definitives with two featuring Great Tit (Parus major) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). Unfortunately, the Great Tits are next to a nest which is not typical of the species. 6 August 2015 Tick Turkish Post
New Caledonia 50th Anniversary of SCO (Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie): sheetlet of 10 identical stamps featuring New Caledonian Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula goliatha). I usually ignore birds in the border, but this is an exceptional issue, so here goes: from the top right and continuing clockwise. Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana), New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema), possible Green-backed White-eye (Zosterops xanthochrous), Cloven-feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea), New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides), Red-throated Parrotfinch (Erythrura psittacea), New Caledonian Grassbird (Megalurulus mariei), New Caledonian Whistler (Pachycephala caledonica), probable New Caledonian Friarbird (Philemon diemenensis), Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus), possible Barred Honeyeater (Phylidonyris undulatus), New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar (Aegotheles savesi), Ouvea Horned Parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus uvaeensis), possible Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), New Caledonian Parakeet (Cyanoramphus saissetti) and Tahiti Petrel (Pterodroma rostrata).
The image is taken from Philinfo for Summer 2015.
Update: A better image of the stamp has appeared on the Natural Science Stamps blog.
6 August 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post and Natural Science Stamps
Cook Is. 50 Year of Self Government: 51 stamps, most featuring earlier stamps. One has the 2005 stamp with Mangaia Kingfisher (Todirhamphus ruficollaris) and another has the 1992 stamp with Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae). Three others have stamps issued for Nature conservation days in 1976, 1977 and 1978 featuring coins which have Mangaia Kingfisher (Todirhamphus ruficollaris), Atiu Swiftlet (Aerodramus sawtelli) and Cook Islands Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako). Another has a 1992 Pacific Arts stamp with Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda). 5 August 2015 Thumb down Philatelic Collector Inc.
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Bee-eaters has 4 stamps featuring Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus), Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) and Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus). The souvenir sheet has Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki). Raptors has 4 stamps featuring White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). 3 August 2015 Tick Stamperija
Ghana Singapore 2015: sheet of 3 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) x2, Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha) and Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus).
3 August 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Tuvalu Sites and Scenes of Singapore - Singapore Stamp Expo: sheetlet with 6 stamps with one featuring a view of Swan Lake, with its statue of presumed Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). Here's a better image of the sheet. Information about this issue has appeared on the IGPC website. 3 August 2015 Thumb down Stamps of Tuvalu and IGPC
Senegal Endangered Wildlife: 2 stamps with one having both forms of Crowned Crane :- Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). 31 July 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
France Animals are Watching us: a booklet of 12 stamps with 6 featuring the eyes of Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti), possible Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). 31 July 2015 Thumb down Daily Philately Blog
Japan Letter Writing Day: 2 booklets each with 10 stamps. Stylised birds include Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) and Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 23 July 2015 Thumb down Japan Post
Kiribati Singapore 2015 Philatelic Exhibition: the top 4 values of the 2008 set will be overprinted and in some cases surcharged. 17 July 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Hong Kong Children Stamps - Chinese and Foreign Folklore - 6 stamps with one featuring some swans of indeterminate species. Here's a better image of the set. 16 July 2015 Thumb down Hong Kong Stamps
TAAF 60 Years of TAAF: 3 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), possible Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea) and Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 14 July 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Micronesia Birds of Micronesia: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring White Tern (Gygis alba), Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos), Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla), Mascarene White-eye (Zosterops borbonicus) and Blue-faced Parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa). The English name on the White-eye stamp is "Réunion Grey White-eye" and the photograph was probably taken in Mauritius. There are several White-eyes listed for Micronesia, but borbonicus is not one of them. 13 July 2015 Tick IGPC
Turkey Natural Conservation Areas and National Parks: miniature sheet with one stamp featuring probable Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica). 9 July 2015 Tick Natural Science Stamps
Marshall Is. Winged Wonders: sheet of 15 stamps featuring old monochrome images of Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus), Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Tibetan Eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon harmani). Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 7 July 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Isle of Man 50th anniversary of the Curraghs Wildlife Park: 6 stamps, with two featuring Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita). 3 July 2015 Thumb down Isle of Man Post
Ireland Definitives: pair featuring Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) and Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).
Great Spotted Woodpecker has only recently recolonised Ireland
1 July 2015 Tick Irish Post
Bosnia Herzegovina Alice in Wonderland: single with a very pink flamingo. 1 July 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps and BH Post
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Mission to Pluto has 4 stamps with one featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). 1 July 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
St Maarten Personalised Tourist Stamps: 10 stamps with 3 featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) and Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). 1 July 2015 Thumb down Notification (PDF) from International Philatelic Agencies and Delcampe
China Qiantang River tide: 3 stamps with one having small images of probable Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 1 July 2015 Thumb down China Post
Iran WWF: 4 stamps featuring Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus). 30 June 2015 Tick Iran Post
Latvia Birds: 2 stamps featuring Eurasian Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) and Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus). 26 June 2015 Tick Latvia Post and a Correspondent
Solomon Is. Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), probable European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). The souvenir sheet has Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens).
Update: More themes.
Owls of Australia has 4 stamps featuring Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), Australasian Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris) and Greater Sooty-Owl (Tyto tenebricosa). The souvenir sheet has Lesser Sooty-owl (Tyto multipunctata) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Hawks of Australia has 4 stamps featuring Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae), Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata) and Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilisa). The souvenir sheet has Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatusa).
26 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
CAR Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Gulls has 4 stamps featuring Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) despite the name on the stamp, {source}, Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni), Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) and Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus). The souvenir sheet has Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii).
Ducks has 4 stamps featuring Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) x2 and Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis). The souvenir sheet has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).
African Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus) and White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
Tropical Birds has 4 stamps featuring Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), Tucuman Amazon (Amazona tucumana), Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicoloruss) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). The souvenir sheet has Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris).
Update: More themes.
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).
25 June 2015 Tick Stamperija
Bolivia The 50th Anniversary of Korea-Bolivia Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) and Palkachupa Cotinga (Phibalura boliviana) which has recently been split from Swallow-tailed Cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris).
Update: This FDC gives the date.
25 June 2015 Tick Joint Stamp Issues
Malaysia Malaysia Post has published its tentative list of stamps to be issued in 2015. It includes "Herons and Bitterns" with no further details, but poor images of this issue have appeared online: Pair, Single and MS. The species are Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Striated Heron (Butorides striata), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) and Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus). It's pleasing to note that Malaysia has moved away from using photographs found online.
Update: Malaysia Post has published some better images: the 3 stamps and the souvenir sheet.
25 June 2015 Tick Commonwealth Stamps blog and Malaysia Post
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata). The souvenir sheet has Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).
Penguins has 4 stamps featuring Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus). The souvenir sheet has Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua).
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata), Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) and Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). The souvenir sheet has Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus).
Songbirds has 4 stamps featuring Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna), Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). The souvenir sheet also has Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), probable Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). The souvenir sheet has Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus).
The Rhinoceros souvenir sheet has Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis).
22 June 2015 Tick Stamperija
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps listed as featuring Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo), White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus), possible Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) and Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). 22 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Palau Birds of the South Pacific: 6 stamps featuring Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus), Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris) and Black Kite (Milvus migrans). The souvenir sheet has Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita). 15 June 2015 Tick IGPC
Uzbekistan Rare animals of Uzbekistan - overprints of the set issued in 1993, with 2 stamps featuring Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and Eurasian Penduline-Tit (Remiz pendulinus). 15 June 2015 Thumb down Uzbekistan Post
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Louis Pasteur has 4 stamps with one featuring a female Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).
Lighthouses has 4 stamps with one featuring Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella), Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus rufidorsa), Sacred Kingfisher (Todirhamphus sanctus) and Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquatus). The souvenir sheet has Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii).
Update: More themes.
Extinct Animals has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) and Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus). The souvenir sheet has Dodo (Raphus cucullatus). Owls with 4 stamps featuring Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius). The souvenir sheet has Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).
15 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis), Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus), Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus), Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) and Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). The souvenir sheet has Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
Pigeons has 4 stamps featuring Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola), Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata), Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) and Mourning Collared-dove (Streptopelia decipiens). The souvenir sheet has Madagascar Blue-Pigeon (Alectroenas madagascariensis).
Seabirds has 4 stamps featuring Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Cape Gannet (Morus capensis). The souvenir sheet has Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus).
15 June 2015 Tick Stamperija
Tanzania Ibises of Tanzania, a sheet of 5 and souvenir sheet with 2 stamps featuring Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) x2, Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash) x2, Olive Ibis (Bostrychia olivacea) and Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) x2. The Olive Ibis is based on this photograph taken in São Tomé and therefore is the subspecies bocagei which some authorities recognise as a full species. 15 June 2015 Tick IGPC
Paraguay Centenary of Impacto: 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features probable Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) and a yellow parrot which may be the same species. I'd never heard of JCI. 12 June 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps
Uruguay Wetlands for Our Future - sheet of 10 stamps with 6 featuring birds: Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus), Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens) and Saffron-cowled Blackbird (Xanthopsar flavus).
Update: Uruguay Post has published details of this issue.
6 June 2015 Tick Uruguay Post
New Caledonia Herons of New Caledonia: sheetlet with 3 stamps featuring Rufous Night-Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) and Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The image was taken from Philinfo for June 2015. 6 June 2015 Tick Philinfo French Post.
Sierra Leone Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes.
Centenary of the Endurance Expedition has 4 stamps with one featuring small images of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The souvenir sheet has further images of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).
Update: More themes.
Singapore 2015 has 4 stamps all featuring Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) as does the souvenir sheet.
26 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Tunisia The Houbara Bustard and Arabian Horse Breeding: 2 stamps with one featuring Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata). 6 June 2015 Thumb down Tunisia Stamps.
Ghana Birds of Ghana: sheet of 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella) and Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis). The souvenir sheet has appeared on the IGPC website and gives the date, which is in a non-European format.
5 June 2015 Tick Delcampe
USA Flannery O'Connor: single with feathers of Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). 5 June 2015 Thumb down USPS Stamps
St. Kitts Hummingbirds of St. Kitts: sheet of 20 identical stamps featuring Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) and presumed Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). The higher value souvenir sheet features only the Green-throated Carib. Information about the sheet, but with no image, has appeared on the IGPC website and gives the date, which is in a non-European format.
Update: Here is a better image of the stamp, which shows that the birds in flight may be Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus).
1 June 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Commonwealth Stamps blog
Belgium Belgian Post has published images of the stamps to be issued in 2015. A Registered Definitive has Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata). 1 June 2015 Thumb down Belgian Post
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
Fauna of Africa has 4 stamps with one featuring Ostrich (Struthio camelus).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) and Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). The souvenir sheet has Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens).
1 June 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
USA Coastal Birds: 4 stamps featuring highly stylised but recognisable Red Knot (Calidris canutus), King Eider (Somateria spectabilis), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) and Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). 1 June 2015 Tick USPS Stamps
USA Penguins: single featuring stylised but recognisable Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). 1 June 2015 Thumb down USPS Stamps
Slovenia Birds: 5 stamps featuring Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Stock Dove (Columba oenas), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis). 29 May 2015 Tick Slovenia Post
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). The souvenir sheet has Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) and Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The souvenir sheet has Great Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi).
Update: More themes, including Water Birds with 4 stamps featuring Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) and Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana).
26 May 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis) and Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris), despite the name on the stamp, Spotted Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi), White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) and Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus). The souvenir sheet has Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).
Owls has 4 stamps featuring Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba).
25 May 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Tuvalu Birds of the South Pacific: sheetlet with 6 stamps featuring Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii). The souvenir sheet has Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). 25 May 2015 Thumb down Stamps of Tuvalu
Solomon Is. Protected Species in Taiwan: sheet with 4 round stamps. One features Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica).
Update: Stamperija has announced this issue and more themes, including Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition: sheet with 4 stamps. One features Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja).
24 May 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Sierra Leone Stamperija has listed several new sets on the theme Fauna of West Africa.
Birds of Prey has 6 stamps featuring Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus), Jerdon's Baza (Aviceda jerdoni). African Hobby (Falco cuvierii), Crowned Hawk-Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) and Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle (Circaetus beaudouini). One souvenir sheet has Fox Kestrel (Falco alopex). A second souvenir sheet has African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus).
Cuckoos has 6 stamps featuring Klaas' Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas), Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius), Dideric Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) and Klaas' Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas). One souvenir sheet has Levaillant's Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii). A second souvenir sheet has Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis).
African Fish Eagle has 6 stamps all featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), as do souvenir sheets one and two.
Update: More themes, including Owls with 6 stamps featuring Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii), European Scops-Owl (Otus scops), Fraser's Eagle-Owl (Bubo poensis), Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus) and Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). One souvenir sheet has Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus) and a second has Akun Eagle-Owl (Bubo leucostictus).
22 May 2015 Tick Stamperija
Dominican Rep. National Parks - 48 stamps with at least 2 stamps featuring birds: Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) and Black-crowned Palm-Tanager (Phaenicophilus palmarum). 22 May 2015 Thumb down Dominican Philately Today
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Rainforest Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya), Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), Golden Parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) and Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata). The souvenir sheet has Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna).
Harpy Eagle: sheet of 4 stamps all featuring Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) as does the souvenir sheet.
Toucans has 4 stamps featuring Black-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus), Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), Guianan Toucanet (Selenidera culik) and Toco Toucan (Ramphastos tocos). The souvenir sheet has Plate-billed Mountain-toucan (Andigena laminirostris).
Rainforest Owls has 4 stamps featuring Central American Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium griseiceps), Shelley's Eagle-Owl (Bubo shelleyi), Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo philippensis) and Fraser's Eagle-Owl (Bubo poensis). The souvenir sheet has Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum).
21 May 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Estonia Bird of the Year: single featuring European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus). 21 May 2015 Tick Estonia Post
Serbia European Nature Protection: 2 stamps with one featuring a probable Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 20 May 2015 Tick Postcards and stamps blog
Bolivia Fauna in Danger of Extinction: 4 stamps with 2 featuring birds. The first is described by the seller on Delcampe as Horned Coot (Fulica cornuta) but that species does not have red legs, and should show a "horn". I suspect the wrong image has been chosen, possibly of a Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea). The second has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). This FDC gives the date.
Update: Natural Science Stamps blog has some better images: the coot and the eagle. It certainly looks like a Giant Coot!
16 May 2015 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Namibia NamPost has published its programme for 2015. It includes Bee-eaters of Namibia, 5 stamps, which feature Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus), White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). Here's an image of the publicity for this issue. 15 May 2015 Tick NamPost
Kyrgyzstan Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting: 3 stamps featuring falconry with Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), probable Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 14 May 2015 Thumb down Kyrgyz Express Post
Falkland Is. Colours in Nature IV: 4 stamps with two featuring Canary-winged Finch (Melanodera melanodera) and Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii). 12 May 2015 Tick Pobjoy Stamps.
Japan Local Government Act enforcement 60th anniversary series Yamaguchi Prefecture: sheetlet of 5 stamps with one having Hooded Crane (Grus monacha). 12 May 2015 Thumb down Japan Post
Korea N. 40th Anniversary of Thailand - Democratic People's Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi) and probable Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). 8 May 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Thailand 40th Anniversary of Thailand - Democratic People's Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi) and probable Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). 8 May 2015 Tick Thai Stamps.
Macau Macao Wetlands: 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet which features Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor). 5 May 2015 Thumb down Macao Post
Alderney Alderney Flora and Fauna: 6 stamps. The 3 that feature flowers also have small images of flying birds. The thistle stamp seems to have Common Swift (Apus apus). Other birds may not be identifiable. 1 May 2015 Tick Gernsey Stamps
Netherlands Fauna and Flora of Naardermeer: 10 stamps with 3 featuring Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) and Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus). 28 April 2015 Tick Dutch Post
Taiwan TAIPEI 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Postage Stamps: Our Ecosystem - 2 stamps featuring Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus). Here's a large image of the pair. 25 April 2015 Tick Taiwan Post
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) and Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis). The souvenir sheet apparently also has Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis), but this needs checking.
Kingfishers has 4 stamps featuring Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata), African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) and White-bellied Kingfisher (Alcedo leucogaster). The souvenir sheet has Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata).
Raptors has 4 stamps featuring Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Rueppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) and Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus). The souvenir sheet has African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
24 April 2015 Tick Stamperija
Korea (S) The 50th Anniversary of Korea-Bolivia Diplomatic Relations: 2 stamps featuring Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) and Palkachupa Cotinga (Phibalura boliviana) which has recently been split from Swallow-tailed Cotinga (Phibalura flavirostris). Korea Post gives more details including the date. 24 April 2015 Tick Ebay
Italy Excellent Italian Products, one of a set of 3 has a presumed Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) on the Ferne-Branca logo. 24 April 2015 Thumb down Italian Post
Guinea-Bissau I overlooked this item from Stamperija: Rhinoceroses - 4 stamps with one Rhinoceros having on its back a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis). 24 April 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Macedonia Cagebirds?: 2 stamps featuring European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), although the stamp is inscribed as "serinus canaria domestica", and Domestic Canary. The illustrations seem to be based on this image which I presume is taken from a book. Below the branch on which the canaries are perched, may be seen a partial image of a Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) while in the upper part of the stamp is a partial image of a Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea).
The presumed date was found on the Natural Science Stamps blog
23 April 2015 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Togo Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes.
230th Anniversary of Audubon has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and the extinct Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis).
Update: More themes, including Owls with 4 stamps featuring Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) and Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula). The souvenir sheet has Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).
22 April 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Macedonia Pigeons: 4 stamps featuring Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Stock Dove (Columba oenas), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and a domesicated Rock Pigeon.
The presumed date was found on the Natural Science Stamps blog
21 April 2015 Tick Delcampe and Natural Science Stamps.
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Fauna of Africa has 4 stamps with one featuring Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).
Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus) and Cape Eagle-Owl (Bubo capensis). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Extinct Animals has 4 stamps with one featuring Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps featuring Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) and Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae). The souvenir sheet has Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus).
Update: More themes, including Owls with 4 stamps featuring Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The souvenir sheet has Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi). The souvenir sheet has Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao).
Peafowl has 4 stamps with 3 featuring Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and one having Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus). The souvenir sheet also has Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus).
Waterbirds has 4 stamps featuring Mew Gull (Larus canus), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Baikal Teal (Anas formosa) and American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana). The souvenir sheet has Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata).
20 April 2015 Tick Stamperija
Singapore Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: 4 monochrome stamps with one featuring Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus). Here's a large image of the set. 18 April 2015 Tick Singapore Post and Natural Science Stamps.
Tajikistan Birds of Asia: 2 stamps featuring probable Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), based on the nearby nest and barring on the wing, and one "Eagle" which may defy identification. 18 April 2015 Thumb down Delcampe and Former Soviet Union New Issues
United Nations Endangered Species: 12 stamps all showing species of Birds of Paradise probably based on Gould's originals. 16 April 2015 Thumb down UNPA
Micronesia British Warblers: 6 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita), Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca), Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola), Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta) and Radde's Warbler (Phylloscopus schwarzi). This is an interesting choice of topic to commemorate the London Stamp Expo, but most British bird-watchers will be familiar with only 3 of these. The only Old World Warbler on the islands' list is Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata) which has occurred as a vagrant. 16 April 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Mozambique Stamperija has listed several new sets on various themes. The issue for Taiwan Blue Magpie has 4 stamps all featuring Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) as does the souvenir sheet. 15 April 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Israel Memorial Day 2015: single with a probable White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). 14 April 2015 Tick Israel Philatelic Federation
Romania Protected fauna of Romanian reservations: Pelicans - 4 stamps and souvenir sheet featuring Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). 10 April 2015 Thumb down Romania Post
Cuba Songbirds: 6 stamps featuring Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), Blue Manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata), Cut-throat (Amadina fasciata), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Gouldian Finch (Chloebia gouldiae) and Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris). The souvenir sheet has Zapata Wren (Ferminia cerverai) and Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca). 10 April 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Honduras My Environment: 8 stamps, with 1 featuring Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae). 9 April 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Tristan da Cunha The Potato Essays: sheet with 9 stamps, with one showing an old local stamp with Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome). 8 April 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Belarus The programme for 2015 includes the usual "Bird of the Year", single stamp. Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) has been selected for 2015. Here's an image of the stamp. 1 April 2015 Tick Belarus Post
St Maarten Paper Money: 6 stamps with 2 featuring African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) on a note from Zambia and Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus) on a Gambian note. 28 March 2015 Thumb down Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several sets with various themes.
Antarctica has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica). The souvenir sheet has King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus).
Cactuses and Animals has 4 stamps with 2 featuring Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) and Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus).
Pigeons and Doves has 4 stamps featuring Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus), European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) and Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura). The souvenir sheet has Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) though it is incorrectly labelled Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), because it is taken from the photograph on this page.
Endangered Birds has 4 stamps featuring Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum), Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) and Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata). The souvenir sheet also has Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). Taipei 2015 - Birds of Taiwan has 4 stamps featuring White-eared Sibia (Heterophasia auricularis), Yellow Tit (Macholophus holsti), Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) and Taiwan Yuhina (Yuhina brunneiceps).
25 March 2015 Tick Stamperija
Cocos (Keeling) Islands WWF - Visiting Birds: 4 stamps featuring Herald Petrel (Pterodroma heraldica), Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum), Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) and Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos carteri). Mauritius issued a stamp in 2005 featuring the Round Island Petrel which I have listed as Herald Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana). The bird list for Mauritius has both Pterodroma arminjoniana and P. heraldica with the former listed as "Trindade Petrel". I need to clarify this! 24 March 2015 Tick Australia Post
Belgium Belgian Post has published images of the stamps to be issued in 2015. Animals in Movement has 5 birds: Greylag Goose (Anser anser), Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) and Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra). 23 March 2015 Tick Belgian Post
Taiwan Chinese Idiom Stories - 4 stamps with one having presumed Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). A former subspecies of Branta canadensis, Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), is listed as having occurred on Taiwan as a vagrant, but the geese on this stamp are unlikely to be identifiable as such. 20 March 2015 Thumb down Taiwan Post
Guinea Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Buffalos has 4 stamps with one having Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis).
Hummingbirds has 4 stamps listed as featuring Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys), Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris) and Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina). The souvenir sheet has Sparkling Violet-ear (Colibri coruscans).
Update: More themes, including Owls of the World with 4 stamps featuring Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), probable Blakiston's Fish-Owl (Ketupa blakistoni), Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) and Little Owl (Athene noctua). The souvenir sheet has Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Marsh Owl (Asio capensis) and possible Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca).
Lighthouses of the World has 4 stamps all featuring various flying gulls, some of which may be identifiable. The souvenir sheet is similar.
20 March 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Marshall Is. Early European Navigators: 4 stamps with one having a Frigatebird in flight. 18 March 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Kuwait Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research: sheet with 10 stamps. One looks like it has Dunlin (Calidris alpina). 18 March 2015 Tick Natural Science Stamps.
Surinam The Programme for 2015 lists "Birds". Details of the issue have been released and the species listed are: Black Caracara (Daptrius ater), Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni), Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis), Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga), Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula), Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus), Slaty-backed Forest-falcon (Micrastur mirandollei), Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle (Spizastur melanoleucus), Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) and Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus). 18 March 2015 Tick Notification from International Philatelic Agencies
Montenegro Fauna Flamingos: single featuring Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 12 March 2015 Tick Montenegro Post
Marshall Is. Canoes: 4 stamps with one having some Boobies in flight. 10 March 2015 Thumb down Unicover
Papua New Guinea Singapore 2015 Philatelic Exhibition: single featuring a silhouette of the PNG national bird which is Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). A higher value has the same design. 9 March 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Moldova Emblems of towns in the Republic of Moldova: 6 stamps with one having White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 7 March 2015 Thumb down Moldova Post
Bahamas World Day of Prayer: 3 stamps with one featuring Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). 6 March 2015 Thumb down Pobjoy Stamps.
South Africa Animal Poaching Awareness - 6 stamps, with 3 featuring Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum), Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) and Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). South African Post Office announcement. 3 March 2015 Tick Delcampe and South African Post Office
Finland Spring twitter - Single featuring a stylised but recognisable Great Tit (Parus major). 2 March 2015 Tick Finland Post
Nevis Pink Birds: sheet of 6 stamps featuring Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source}, Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) {source}, Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source}, Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) {source}, Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) {source} and Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). The souvenir sheet has Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) {source}. 2 March 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Ghana Sunbirds of Africa: sheet of 9 stamps featuring Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus)* {source}, Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer) {source}, Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)* {source}, Eastern Olive-Sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea) {source}, Amethyst Sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina) {source}, Malachite Sunbird (Nectarinia famosa) {source}, Mariqua Sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis) {source}, Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris)* {source} and Orange-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia violacea) {source}. The souvenir sheet has Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigaster)* {source}.
Species marked * are listed as appearing in Ghana. I have assumed that the names given for the source photographs are correct. This is not always true!
Update: This issue has appeared on the IGPC website.
2 March 2015 Tick IGPC
Niger Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens), Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli), Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) and Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus). The souvenir sheet has Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis). 25 February 2015 Tick Stamperija
Botswana Okavango Delta - 4 stamps, 3 of which have birds. These seem to be an unidentifiable "White Egret", Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus), Slaty Egret (Egretta vinaceigula), Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus), possible Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) and a probable Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) perched on an antelope. 24 February 2015 Tick Commonwealth Stamps blog
Latvia Latvian Natural History Museum's unique exhibits - Placodermi: single featuring a logo which has White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). 20 February 2015 Thumb down Latvia Post
Croatia Children's World - Pets: 4 stamps featuring Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Chestnut-eared Finch (Taeniopygia castanotis), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Island Canary (Serinus canaria). 19 February 2015 Thumb down Croatia Post
Jersey Post and Go - Protected Species: 6 designs with 2 featuring Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). 18 February 2015 Thumb down Norvic Philatelics
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius), Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca). The souvenir sheet has Fraser's Eagle-Owl (Bubo poensis).
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) and Golden Parakeet (Guarouba guarouba). The souvenir sheet has Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis).
Eagles has 4 stamps featuring Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) on 2 stamps and African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). The souvenir sheet has Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja).
18 February 2015 Tick Stamperija
Malaysia Farm Animals: 3 stamps with 2 featuring domesicated Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides) and Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). 16 February 2015 Thumb down Malaysia Post
Falkland Is. Birds and their Young: 4 stamps featuring Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus), Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) and Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 11 February 2015 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps.
Iraq Marshes of South Iraq: 2 stamps with one featuring Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). A larger image of the logo reveals that it is a silhouette of an unidentifiable heron. 8 February 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
Namibia Namib Sand Sea: souvenir sheet with 3 stamps. One has some flamingos in flight 6 February 2015 Tick Namibia Post
Romania Songbirds - 4 stamps featuring Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) and Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). 6 February 2015 Tick Romania Post
Alderney Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: 6 stamps, with one showing Alice with a Flamingo. 5 February 2015 Thumb down Gernsey Stamps
Liberia African Penguin: sheet of 4 stamps all featuring Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) as does the souvenir sheet.
Update: Additional items for this issue have appeared for sale on Delcampe, but here are the IGPC images: sheetlet of 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet
2 February 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Japan Definitives: 12 stamps including one with Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon). 2 February 2015 Thumb down The Asahi Shimbun
Sth. Georgia Albatrosses: 4 stamps featuring Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma), Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) and Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 30 January 2015 Tick Pobjoy Stamps.
Maldives Stamperija has listed several new sets with the theme Fauna of the Indian Subcontinent. Owls has 4 stamps featuring Indian Scops-owl (Otus bakkamoena), Spotted Owlet (Athene brama), Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes) and Rock Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis). The souvenir sheet has Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), despite the name on the stamp.
Parrots has 4 stamps featuring Vernal Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus vernalis), Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides), Lord Derby's Parakeet (Psittacula derbiana) and Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria). The souvenir sheet has Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala).
28 January 2015 Thumb down Stamperija
Uzbekistan Tashkent Zoo: 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet. Two of the stamps feature Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) and Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum). 22 January 2015 Tick infoCOM.UZ.
Iraq Iraqi Birds: 5 stamps featuring Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). A souvenir sheet has the same species. This FDC gives the date. 21 January 2015 Tick Delcampe
Madeira Seld adhesives II: 5 stamps with designs taken from earlier issues. One has European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The same stamp is issued in a booklet of 6. 19 January 2015 Thumb down WOPA Stamps and Natural Science Stamps.
Greenland Greenlandic Songs II: 2 stamps with one having presumed White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). 19 January 2015 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
Greenland Life of Sealers II: 2 stamps which both have Dovekie (Alle alle). 19 January 2015 Thumb down Greenland Stamps
SPM Oiseaux - Paruline flamboyante: single featuring American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 17 January 2015 Tick Philinfo French Post.
Guinea-Bissau Stamperija has listed several new sets with various themes. Birds of Prey has 4 stamps featuring Barred Owl (Strix varia), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) and Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus). The souvenir sheet has Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Water Birds has 4 stamps featuring Cape Gannet (Morus capensis), Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus). The souvenir sheet has Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens). 15 January 2015 Tick Stamperija
Hungary 34th Racing Pigeon Olympiad: 2 stamps and souvenir sheet all featuring various forms of Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), with one which looks a lot like the wild form. 15 January 2015 Tick Hungary Post and Natural Science Stamps.
Monaco Film - The Swan: single with a stylised image of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). 14 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
St Maarten Birds: 12 stamps featuring Collared Forest-falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus), Brown Jacamar (Brachygalba lugubris), Rufous Nightjar (Antrostomus rufus), Blackish Nightjar (Nyctipolus nigrescens), Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus), Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris), Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis), Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca), Black-capped Screech-owl (Megascops atricapilla), Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea), Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulatus) and Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias). 14 January 2015 Thumb down St. Maarten Stamps.
Kazakhstan Pearls of Kazakhstan, Naurzum Reserve: souvenir sheet of 3 stamps with one featuring White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). A better image shows that the left stamp has a flock of ducks which are probably unidentifiable. 12 January 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps and Former Soviet Union New Issues
Great Britain Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: 10 stamps, with one showing Alice using a Flamingo as a croquet mallet. 6 January 2015 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps blog
Guyana Parrots and Gulls: double issue of 18 stamps featuring Blue-crowned Parakeet (Psittacara acuticaudatus), Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephala), Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala), Western Gull (Larus occidentalis), Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), California Gull (Larus californicus) and Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni).
Update: The second part of this double issue has appeared and features Brown-hooded Parrot (Pyrilia haematotis), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Lilacine Amazon (Amazona lilacina), Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya), Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus), Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri), Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens). The Belcher's Gull is incorrectly labelled as Franklin's Gull which it obviously is not. The photograph used has been incorrectly labelled in various places including this one.
5 January 2015 Tick IGPC
Liberia African Birds of Prey: sheet of 3 stamps featuring Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus), Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) and Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres). The souvenir sheet has Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus).
Update: African Birds of Prey II: sheet of 3 stamps featuring African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) and Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). The souvenir sheet has Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
5 January 2015 Thumb down IGPC
Norway Birds: 2 stamps featuring Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus). 2 January 2015 Tick Norway Post.
Norway Wildlife in Norway: single featuring Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo). 2 January 2015 Tick Norway Post.
Denmark The Programme for 2015 lists an issue for the Wadden Sea National Park which has 3 stamps with one featuring Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa). 2 January 2015 Tick Denmark Post
Antigua Hummingbirds: a total of 12 stamps featuring Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus), Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl), Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin), Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) and Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis). Some species appear on 2 stamps.
Ducks: a total of 12 stamps featuring Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), White-backed Duck (Thalassornis leuconotus), Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor), White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata), Red-billed Duck (Anas erythrorhyncha), Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata), Hartlaub's Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii), Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus), Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix) and Northern Pintail (Anas acuta). Two of the stamps have two species.
Macaws: a total of 12 stamps featuring Blue-headed Macaw (Primolius couloni), Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis), Ara ararauna x Ara macao hybrid, Ara ararauna x Ara militaris hybrid, Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Military Macaw (Ara militaris), Ara ararauna x Ara chloroptera hybrid, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Great Green Macaw (Ara ambigua) and Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera).
Some of these issues have appeared on the IGPC web site with a 2015 date...
2 January 2015 Thumb down Marlen Stamps Ebay store and IGPC
TAAF Sternes antarctiques: single featuring Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 2 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Robert Guillard: 2 stamps with one having small images of Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 2 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
TAAF Single celebrating 2 new colonies of Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). The image is taken from Philinfo for January 2015. 2 January 2015 Thumb down Philinfo French Post.
Israel ATM Postage label- Partridges and Allies. ATM label featuring Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus), Chukar (Alectoris chukar) and Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi). 1 January 2015 Thumb down Israel Philatelic Federation
São Tomé e Príncipe Stamperija has belatedly listed several sets on various themes. An issue for São Tomé e Príncipe on Biodiversity has two sheets each with 8 stamps, including 4 with birds, including Principe Golden-Weaver (Ploceus princeps), Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), African Green-Pigeon (Treron calva) and the Madagascan endemic: Schlegel's Asity (Philepitta schlegeli). ???? 2015 Tick Stamperija
Tanzania Birds of Tanzania, a sheet of 6 and souvenir sheet with 1 stamp featuring Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri), Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis), Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). ???? 2015 Tick IGPC
Cuba Dogs: 6 stamps, one has Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). ???? 2015 Tick Delcampe
Colombia Fauna: 7 stamps with 2 featuring Colorful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) and Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima). Better images: the Flowerpiercer and the Puffleg. ???? 2015 Tick Delcampe
Bhutan Chinese New Year: sheetlet with 12 stamps. One has stylised Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). ???? 2015 Thumb down Natural Science Stamps.
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