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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1978.01   05.10.1978   Domestic poultry   4v set   
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
60f     11     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1978.02   01.11.1978   Philexafrique      
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus
100f     8     Red-breasted Merganser    Mergus serrator     
100f     8     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     Dahomey 1966.01

1979.01   08.06.1979   Philexafrique      
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus
15f     142     Fiery-breasted Bushshrike    Malaconotus cruentus     

1982.01   01.09.1982   Birds      
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  Not identified Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
5f     87     Laughing Kookaburra    Dacelo novaeguineae     
10f     217     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
15f     183     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
20f     87     Woodland Kingfisher    Halcyon senegalensis     
and     223     Village Weaver    Ploceus cucullatus     
30f     192     Eurasian Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus     
60f              Not identified     
80f     73     Spotted Eagle-Owl    Bubo africanus     
100f     106     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     

1985.01   17.10.1985   Audubon      
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
150f     65     Parasitic Jaeger    Stercorarius parasiticus     
300f     52     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     

1986.01   Surcharge      
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
75f     142     Fiery-breasted Bushshrike    Malaconotus cruentus     Dahomey 1966.01
75f     85     Broad-billed Roller    Eurystomus glaucurus     Dahomey 1967.01
90f     71     African Emerald Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx cupreus     Dahomey 1967.01

1986.02   Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01      
Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris
150f     214     Emerald Starling    Lamprotornis iris     

1987.01   28.04.1987   Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01      
50f     214     Emerald Starling    Lamprotornis iris     

1989.01   30.01.1989   WWF      
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
10f     64     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
15f     64     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
50f     64     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
125f     64     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     

1993.01   24.05.1993   Possotome artesian well      
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
125f     85     Blue-throated Roller    Eurystomus gularis     

1994.01   Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01      
African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus
135f     8     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     

1994.02   Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01      
200f     142     Fiery-breasted Bushshrike    Malaconotus cruentus     

1995.01   Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01      
200f     214     Emerald Starling    Lamprotornis iris     

1995.02   28.08.1995   Birds and their young      
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
40f     230     Hawfinch    Coccothraustes coccothraustes     
50f     68     Spotted Dove    Spilopelia chinensis     
75f     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
100f     243     Blackburnian Warbler    Setophaga fusca     
135f     64     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
200f     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     

1996.01   10.09.1996   Birds      
Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas Kakapo Strigops habroptila Puerto Rican Amazon Amazona vittata Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon California Condor Gymnogyps californianus
40f     103     Ivory-billed Woodpecker    Campephilus principalis     
50f     167     Grey-necked Rockfowl    Picathartes oreas     
75f     105     Kakapo    Strigops habroptila     
100f     107     Puerto Rican Amazon    Amazona vittata     
135f     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     
200f     33     California Condor    Gymnogyps californianus     

1996.02   10.09.1996   Birds      
Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea rudolphi
1000f     165     Blue Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea rudolphi     MS

1997.01   30.07.1997   Song birds      
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
135f     230     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
150f     230     Eurasian Siskin    Spinus spinus     
200f     216     Ring Ouzel    Turdus torquatus     
270f     177     European Crested Tit    Lophophanes cristatus     
300f     161     Spotted Nutcracker    Nucifraga caryocatactes     
400f     217     Common Nightingale    Luscinia megarhynchos     

1997.02   30.07.1997   Song birds      
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
1000f     228     Western Yellow Wagtail    Motacilla flava     MS

1997.03   Overprint Republique du Benin      
15f     142     Fiery-breasted Bushshrike    Malaconotus cruentus     1979.01
100f     8     Red-breasted Merganser    Mergus serrator     1978.02
100f     8     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     1978.02

1999.01   30.01.1999   Birds      
Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
135f     224     Gouldian Finch    Erythrura gouldiae     
150f     246     Saffron Finch    Sicalis flaveola     
200f     223     Red-billed Quelea    Quelea quelea     
270f     223     Yellow-crowned Bishop    Euplectes afer     
300f     246     Red-crested Cardinal    Paroaria coronata     
400f     233     Golden-breasted Bunting    Emberiza flaviventris     

1999.02   30.01.1999   Birds      
Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
1000f     224     Green Twinspot    Mandingoa nitidula     MS

1999.03   07.12.1999   Birds      
Locust Finch Paludipasser locustella Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
135f     224     Locust Finch    Paludipasser locustella     
150f     224     Swee Waxbill    Coccopygia melanotis     
200f     224     Green-winged Pytilia    Pytilia melba     
270f     224     Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu    Uraeginthus bengalus     
300f     223     Southern Red Bishop    Euplectes orix     
400f     223     Village Weaver    Ploceus cucullatus     

1999.04   07.12.1999   Birds      
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea
1000f     225     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     MS

2000.01   Surcharge      
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Kakapo Strigops habroptila European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
135f     230     Hawfinch    Coccothraustes coccothraustes     1995.02
150f     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     1995.02
150f     105     Kakapo    Strigops habroptila     1996.01
150f     177     European Crested Tit    Lophophanes cristatus     1997.01
150f     223     Yellow-crowned Bishop    Euplectes afer     1999.01

2005.01   Surcharge      
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
175f     177     European Crested Tit    Lophophanes cristatus     1997.01
175f     223     Yellow-crowned Bishop    Euplectes afer     1999.01

2007.01   Surcharge      
250f     71     African Emerald Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx cupreus     Dahomey 1967.01
500f     85     Broad-billed Roller    Eurystomus glaucurus     Dahomey 1967.01

2008.01   Surcharge      
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus
200f     142     Fiery-breasted Bushshrike    Malaconotus cruentus     Dahomey 1966.01

2015.01   Owls and mushrooms   3v sheet   
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Papuan Hawk-Owl Uroglaux dimorpha
600f     73     Burrowing Owl    Athene cunicularia     
1200f     73     Papuan Hawk-Owl    Uroglaux dimorpha     

2015.02   Owls and mushrooms      
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
3000f     73     Burrowing Owl    Athene cunicularia     MS

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Location: Western Africa; (formerly Dahomey)
Population: 6.4 million
Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains

Birds: 575 species

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