Qatar: Birds of Qatar

(Click on each stamp to see an enlargement)

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)
Lesser Grey Shrike
(Lanius minor)
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Common Chiffchaff
(Phylloscopus collybita)
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava feldegg)
Yellow Wagtail
(Motacilla flava feldegg)
Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis crassirostris)
Orphean Warbler
(Sylvia hortensis crassirostris)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Woodchat Shrike
(Lanius senator)
Rufous-tailed Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)
Rufous-tailed Shrike
(Lanius isabellinus)
Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor)
Cream-coloured Courser
(Cursorius cursor)

This splendid little set, issued 18/12/09, seems to have original art-work which makes a refreshing change from so many of the recent bird stamps that have used photographs gleaned from the Internet in many cases without the consent of the photographer. Although the Orphean Warbler is not listed for Qatar, I have found a photograph on BirdGuides of one taken at the Sealine Beach Resort, Qatar, in April 2008.

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