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Bird stamps from Cape Verde Islands

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1981.01   30.12.1981   Birds      
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
1e     26     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
4.50e     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
8e     88     Grey-headed Kingfisher    Halcyon leucocephala     
10e     45     Common Moorhen    Gallinula chloropus     
12e     12     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1981.02   30.12.1981   Birds      
Raso Lark Alauda razae
50e     183     Raso Lark    Alauda razae     MS

1993.01   29.10.1993   Nature reserves      
Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
10e     20     Cape Verde Shearwater    Calonectris edwardsii     
30e     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
40e     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
41e     23     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

1994.01   18.02.1994   Hong Kong 94      1993.01
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
40e     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     No year imprint MS

2003.01   19.07.2003   Herons and egrets      
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Little Egret Egretta garzetta
10e     26     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     
27e     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
42e     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
60e     26     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     

2005.01   08.08.2005   Birds      
Iago Sparrow Passer iagoensis Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild House Sparrow Passer domesticus Cape Verde Warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis
19e     224     Iago Sparrow    Passer iagoensis     
42e     226     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     
44e     224     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
55e     194     Cape Verde Warbler    Acrocephalus brevipennis     

2008.01   25.11.2008   Birds of prey      
Cape Verde Buzzard Buteo bannermani Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
5e     37     Cape Verde Buzzard    Buteo bannermani     
20e     105     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
40e     36     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     
60e     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

2010.01   31.05.2010   Discovery of Cape Verde   3v set   
Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii
60e     20     Cape Verde Shearwater    Calonectris edwardsii     

2010.02   07.06.2010   Nature reserve Monte Gordo   6v set   
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis Rock Dove Columba livia
40e     14     Common Quail    Coturnix coturnix     
50e     163     Brown-necked Raven    Corvus ruficollis     
60e     69     Rock Dove    Columba livia     

2011.01   Birds and flora   6v set   
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala Cape Verde Warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae
5e     88     Grey-headed Kingfisher    Halcyon leucocephala     
20e     194     Cape Verde Warbler    Acrocephalus brevipennis     
60e     20     Fea's Petrel    Pterodroma feae     

2011.02   Birds and flora      
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
150e     88     Grey-headed Kingfisher    Halcyon leucocephala     MS
and     194     Cape Verde Warbler    Acrocephalus brevipennis     

2012.01   Fauna and flora   6v set   
Cape Verde Buzzard Buteo bannermani Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae
10e     37     Cape Verde Buzzard    Buteo bannermani     
20e     20     Fea's Petrel    Pterodroma feae     

2012.02   Fauna and flora      
Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae
100e     20     Fea's Petrel    Pterodroma feae     MS

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Location: Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 426,900
Climate: temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and very erratic
Terrain: steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic

Birds: 186 species. 4 endemic species.

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