Bangladesh

Water Birds 2000

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Watercock
White-breasted Waterhen
 Watercock
(Gallicrex cinerea)
 White-breasted Waterhen
(Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Indian Pond-Heron
Little Cormorant
Indian Pond-Heron
(Ardeola grayii)
Little Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax niger)

This delightful quartet arrived as a complete surprise with my latest lot of new issues and follows two similar sets issued by Bangaldesh in 1983 and 1994.

Three of the species shown here are new to my collection, with only the Watercock being shown previously on stamps from North Vietnam and South Korea.

According to Linn's New Issues, this set was issued 15 July, 2000

Added 10 February 2001