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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1961.01   21.03.1961   Agriculture day   10v set   
Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala
2p     13     Arabian Partridge    Alectoris melanocephala     
175p     13     Arabian Partridge    Alectoris melanocephala     = 2p

1965.01   26.04.1965   Birds      
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus
1.25a     102     Scaly-bellied Woodpecker    Picus squamatus     
3.75a     166     Black-headed Jay    Garrulus lanceolatus     
5a     13     Himalayan Monal    Lophophorus impejanus     

1968.01   03.07.1968   Wild birds      
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
1a     78     Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus     
6a     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bubo     
7a     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     

1970.01   01.08.1970   Wild birds      
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
2a     13     Common Quail    Coturnix coturnix     
4a     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
6a     13     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     

1972.01   05.06.1972   Afghan flora and fauna   4v set   
Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar
10a     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     

1973.01   29.07.1973   Birds      
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis
8a     13     Himalayan Monal    Lophophorus impejanus     
9a     34     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     
12a     13     Himalayan Snowcock    Tetraogallus himalayensis     

1974.01   06.08.1974   Afghan birds      
Indian Spotted Eagle Clanga hastata Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
1a     78     Indian Spotted Eagle    Clanga hastata     
6a     8     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     
and     8     Greylag Goose    Anser anser     
and     8     Ruddy Shelduck    Tadorna ferruginea     
11a     30     Eurasian Coot    Fulica atra     
and     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     

1982.01   31.05.1982   Birds      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
6a     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
11a     237     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

1985.01   25.10.1985   Birds      
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica European Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
2a     166     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     
4a     102     European Green Woodpecker    Picus viridis     
8a     13     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     
13a     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
and     224     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
and     237     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
18a     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
25a     13     Red-legged Partridge    Alectoris rufa     
30a     73     Dalmatian Pelican    Pelecanus crispus     

1985.02   25.10.1985   Birds      
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
75a     108     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     MS

1988.01   06.06.1988   Prehistoric animals   7v set   
Giant Moa Dinornis maximus
30a     0     Giant Moa    Dinornis maximus     

1989.01   20.02.1989   Animals   5v set   
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus
35a     78     Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus     

1989.02   05.12.1989   Birds      
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Mute Swan Cygnus olor Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
3a     69     Eurasian Spoonbill    Platalea leucorodia     
5a     30     Grey-headed Swamphen    Porphyrio poliocephalus     
10a     70     Eurasian Bittern    Botaurus stellaris     
15a     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
20a     8     Red-crested Pochard    Netta rufina     
25a     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
30a     68     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     

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Location: Southern Asia
Population: 32.7 million
Climate: arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Terrain: mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest

Birds: 499 species

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