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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1919.01   16.06.1919   Definitives      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
12g     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1925.01   Surcharge on 1919.01      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
1g     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1962.01   05.05.1962   Ethiopian birds      
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
5c     86     Abyssinian Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus abyssinicus     
15c     88     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
30c     78     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
50c     100     Double-toothed Barbet    Lybius bidentatus     
1$     24     Diederik Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx caprius     

1963.01   12.09.1963   Ethiopian birds      
Ethiopian Oriole Oriolus monacha Sahel Paradise Whydah Vidua orientalis Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
10c     161     Ethiopian Oriole    Oriolus monacha     
15c     231     Sahel Paradise Whydah    Vidua orientalis     
20c     78     Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus     
50c     22     White-cheeked Turaco    Tauraco leucotis     
80c     231     Village Indigobird    Vidua chalybeata     

1966.01   15.02.1966   Ethiopian birds      
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus White-collared Pigeon Columba albitorques
10c     90     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
15c     93     Blue-breasted Bee-eater    Merops variegatus     
25c     164     African Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone viridis     
40c     229     Village Weaver    Ploceus cucullatus     
60c     27     White-collared Pigeon    Columba albitorques     

1967.01   29.09.1967   Ethiopian birds      
Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanoptera Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata Wattled Ibis Bostrychia carunculata Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica Black-winged Lovebird Agapornis taranta
10c     13     Blue-winged Goose    Cyanochen cyanoptera     
15c     13     Yellow-billed Duck    Anas undulata     
20c     69     Wattled Ibis    Bostrychia carunculata     
25c     187     Lesser Striped Swallow    Cecropis abyssinica     
40c     108     Black-winged Lovebird    Agapornis taranta     

1972.01   07.02.1972   Ethiopian river craft   4v set   
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
60c     69     African Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis aethiopicus     

1980.01   12.02.1980   Birds of prey      
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Abyssinian Owl Asio abyssinicus Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
10c     78     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotos     
15c     78     Long-crested Eagle    Lophaetus occipitalis     
25c     76     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
60c     80     Abyssinian Owl    Asio abyssinicus     
70c     104     Lanner Falcon    Falco biarmicus     

1985.01   04.01.1985   Birds      
Harwood's Spurfowl Pternistis harwoodi Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
5c     10     Harwood's Spurfowl    Pternistis harwoodi     
15c     30     Rouget's Rail    Rougetius rougetii     
80c     93     Little Bee-eater    Merops pusillus     
85c     229     Red-headed Weaver    Anaplectes rubriceps     

1989.01   18.05.1989   Endemic birds of Ethiopia      
Yellow-fronted Parrot Poicephalus flavifrons White-winged Cliff Chat Monticola semirufus Salvadori's Seedeater Crithagra xantholaema Ethiopian Oriole Oriolus monacha
10c     107     Yellow-fronted Parrot    Poicephalus flavifrons     
35c     223     White-winged Cliff Chat    Monticola semirufus     
50c     236     Salvadori's Seedeater    Crithagra xantholaema     
1b     161     Ethiopian Oriole    Oriolus monacha     

1993.01   22.04.1993   Endemic birds of Ethiopia      
Banded Barbet Lybius undatus Rüppell's Black Chat Myrmecocichla melaena Abyssinian Catbird Sylvia galinieri White-billed Starling Onychognathus albirostris
15c     100     Banded Barbet    Lybius undatus     
35c     223     Rüppell's Black Chat    Myrmecocichla melaena     
50c     201     Abyssinian Catbird    Sylvia galinieri     
1b     220     White-billed Starling    Onychognathus albirostris     

1998.01   12.01.1998   The Golden-backed Woodpecker      
Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus
5c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     
10c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
15c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
20c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
25c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
30c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
35c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
40c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
45c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
50c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
55c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
60c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
65c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
70c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
75c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
80c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
85c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
90c     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
1b     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
2b     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
3b     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
5b     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c
10b     102     Abyssinian Woodpecker    Dendropicos abyssinicus     = 5c

1999.01   08.09.1999   National parks (Abijata-Shalla, Nechisar, Awash)   4v set   
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes
45c     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
and     8     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
and     64     Marabou Stork    Leptoptilos crumenifer     
and     13     Fulvous Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna bicolor     
and     43     Spur-winged Lapwing    Vanellus spinosus     
and     67     African Darter    Anhinga rufa     
and     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
70c     86     Abyssinian Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus abyssinicus     
and          Not identified    Not identified     
and     23     Kori Bustard    Ardeotis kori     
2b     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     

1999.02   30.11.1999   National parks (Yangudi Rassa)   4v set   
Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes
80c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     

2001.01   29.11.2001   Endemic birds of Ethiopia      
White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis Spot-breasted Lapwing Vanellus melanocephalus Abyssinian Longclaw Macronyx flavicollis Ruspoli's Turaco Tauraco ruspolii
50c     187     White-tailed Swallow    Hirundo megaensis     
60c     43     Spot-breasted Lapwing    Vanellus melanocephalus     
90c     234     Abyssinian Longclaw    Macronyx flavicollis     
2b     22     Ruspoli's Turaco    Tauraco ruspolii     

2018.01   24.01.2019   Birds      
White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus Dusky Turtle Dove Streptopelia lugens Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus
40c     22     White-bellied Go-away-bird    Corythaixoides leucogaster     
50c     17     Long-tailed Nightjar    Caprimulgus climacurus     
60c     27     Dusky Turtle Dove    Streptopelia lugens     
2b     100     Black-billed Barbet    Lybius guifsobalito     
3b     100     Red-fronted Tinkerbird    Pogoniulus pusillus     

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Location: Eastern Africa
Population: 78.2 million
Climate: tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation
Terrain: high plateau with central mountain range divided by Great Rift Valley

Birds: 924 species. 23 endemic species.

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Abijata-Shalla - web search -  image search -  map search
Nechisar national park - web search -  image search -  map search
Awash national park - web search -  image search -  map search
Yangudi Rassa national park web search -  image search -  map search

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11.01.2021