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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1957.01   06.03.1957   Independence      
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
2d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
2½d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     = 2d
4d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     = 2d
1s3d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     = 2d

1958.01   15.07.1958   Ghana airways   4v set   
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
2½d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
2s     17     Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche chlororhynchos     
2s6d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     

1958.02   18.07.1958   Overprint PRIME MINISTER... on 1957.01      
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
2d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
2½d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
4d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
1s3d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     

1959.01   05.10.1959   Definitives   8v set   
Black-winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus Pennant-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus vexillarius Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
6d     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     
1s3d     77     Pennant-winged Nightjar    Caprimulgus vexillarius     
2s     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
2s6d     70     Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata     

1961.01   01.01.1961   Definitives   Booklet   1959.01
6d     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     

1961.02   01.01.1961   Definitives   Booklet   1959.01
6d     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     
1s3d     77     Pennant-winged Nightjar    Caprimulgus vexillarius     

1961.03   15.04.1961   Africa freedom day   3v set   
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
6d     36     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     

1963.01   01.01.1963   Definitives   Booklet   1959.01
6d     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     

1963.02   01.01.1963   Definitives   Booklet   1959.01
6d     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     
1s3d     77     Pennant-winged Nightjar    Caprimulgus vexillarius     

1964.01   14.12.1964   Definitives   8v set   
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
1½d     34     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
3d     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
4d     82     Blue-naped Mousebird    Urocolius macrourus     
1s3d     216     Violet-backed Starling    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster     

1964.02   14.12.1964   Pictorial issue   3v sheet, imp   1964.01
1½d     34     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     

1964.03   14.12.1964   Pictorial issue   5v sheet, imp   1964.01
3d     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
4d     82     Blue-naped Mousebird    Urocolius macrourus     
1s3d     216     Violet-backed Starling    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster     

1965.01   19.07.1965   Surcharge on 1959.01      
Black-winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus Pennant-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus vexillarius Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
6p     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     
15p     77     Pennant-winged Nightjar    Caprimulgus vexillarius     
24p     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     

1965.02   30.07.1965   Surcharge on 1959.01      
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
30p     70     Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata     

1967.01   23.02.1967   Surcharge on 1959.01      
Black-winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
5n     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     
12½n     77     Pennant-winged Nightjar    Caprimulgus vexillarius     
20n     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
25n     70     Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata     

1967.02   01.06.1967   Definitives      
Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii Purple Roller Coracias naevius Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
1½n     87     Forest Kingfisher    Todiramphus macleayii     
4n     85     Purple Roller    Coracias naevius     
50n     55     Black-winged Stilt    Himantopus himantopus     

1967.03   28.12.1967   International tourist year   4v set   
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
20n     90     Northern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicus     

1967.04   28.12.1967   International tourist year   3v sheet, imp   1967.03
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
20n     90     Northern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicus     

1969.01   01.10.1969   Overprint NEW CONSTITUTION on 1967.02      
1½n     87     Forest Kingfisher    Todiramphus macleayii     
4n     85     Purple Roller    Coracias naevius     
50n     55     Black-winged Stilt    Himantopus himantopus     

1981.01   12.01.1981   Birds of Ghana      
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina White-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha albicapillus Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
20p     83     Narina Trogon    Apaloderma narina     
65p     219     White-crowned Robin-Chat    Cossypha albicapillus     
2c     90     Swallow-tailed Bee-eater    Merops hirundineus     
4c     108     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     

1981.02   12.01.1981   Birds of Ghana   Sheet   1981.01
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina White-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha albicapillus Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
25p     83     Narina Trogon    Apaloderma narina     
50p     219     White-crowned Robin-Chat    Cossypha albicapillus     
1c     90     Swallow-tailed Bee-eater    Merops hirundineus     
3c     108     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     

1983.01   14.03.1983   Commonwealth day      
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
3c     36     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

1983.02   12.12.1983   Definitives      
Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brevicaudata
10c     198     Grey-backed Camaroptera    Camaroptera brevicaudata     

1984.01   08.02.1984   Surcharge on 1983.01      
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
50c     36     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

1985.01   16.10.1985   Audubon      
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Barred Owl Strix varia Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala
5c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     
8c     73     Barred Owl    Strix varia     
12c     81     Black-throated Mango    Anthracothorax nigricollis     
100c     68     White-crowned Pigeon    Patagioenas leucocephala     

1985.02   16.10.1985   Audubon      
Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens
110c     103     Downy Woodpecker    Dryobates pubescens     MS

1988.01   19.07.1988   Surcharge on 1967.02      
60c     85     Purple Roller    Coracias naevius     

1989.01   16.10.1989   Birds      
Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti Shikra Accipiter badius Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Yellow-billed Kite Milvus aegyptius
20c     226     Bronze Mannikin    Lonchura cucullata     
50c     230     African Pied Wagtail    Motacilla aguimp     
60c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher    Ispidina picta     
80c     87     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     
150c     87     Striped Kingfisher    Halcyon chelicuti     
200c     36     Shikra    Accipiter badius     
300c     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
500c     36     Yellow-billed Kite    Milvus aegyptius     

1989.02   16.10.1989   Birds      

Gosling's Bunting Emberiza goslingi Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis
600c     237     Gosling's Bunting    Emberiza goslingi     MS
and     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
600c     141     Senegal Batis    Batis senegalensis     MS

1989.03   20.11.1989   Surcharge on 1985.01      
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Barred Owl Strix varia Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis
80c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     
100c     73     Barred Owl    Strix varia     
300c     81     Black-throated Mango    Anthracothorax nigricollis     

1989.04   20.11.1989   Surcharge on 1985.02      
Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens
500c     103     Downy Woodpecker    Dryobates pubescens     MS

1990.01   Correct scientific name      1989.01
African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
60c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher    Ispidina picta     
80c     87     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     

1990.02   25.10.1990   African tropical rain forest   20v sheet   

African Blue Flycatcher Elminia longicauda Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
40c     178     African Blue Flycatcher    Elminia longicauda     
40c     223     Superb Sunbird    Cinnyris superbus     
40c     36     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
40c     94     Yellow-casqued Hornbill    Ceratogymna elata     
40c     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     

1991.01   14.10.1991   The birds of Ghana   Sheet   

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Green-winged Pytilia  Pytilia melba Orange-cheeked Waxbill  Estrilda melpoda African Paradise Flycatcher  Terpsiphone viridis Great Blue Turaco  Corythaeola cristata Northern Red Bishop  Euplectes franciscanus Splendid Starling  Lamprotornis splendidus Red-headed Lovebird  Agapornis pullarius African Palm Swift  Cypsiurus parvus Narina Trogon  Apaloderma narina Tawny Eagle  Aquila rapax Bateleur  Terathopius ecaudatus Eurasian Hoopoe  Upupa epops Secretarybird  Sagittarius serpentarius White-backed Vulture  Gyps africanus White-necked Rockfowl  Picathartes gymnocephalus Abyssinian Ground Hornbill  Bucorvus abyssinicus
80c     226     Green-winged Pytilia    Pytilia melba     
80c     226     Orange-cheeked Waxbill    Estrilda melpoda     
80c     162     African Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone viridis     
80c     70     Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata     
80c     225     Northern Red Bishop    Euplectes franciscanus     
80c     216     Splendid Starling    Lamprotornis splendidus     
80c     108     Red-headed Lovebird    Agapornis pullarius     
80c     80     African Palm Swift    Cypsiurus parvus     
80c     83     Narina Trogon    Apaloderma narina     
80c     36     Tawny Eagle    Aquila rapax     
80c     36     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
80c     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
80c     34     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
80c     36     White-backed Vulture    Gyps africanus     
80c     169     White-necked Rockfowl    Picathartes gymnocephalus     
80c     93     Abyssinian Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus abyssinicus     

1991.02   14.10.1991   The birds of Ghana   Sheet   

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Shikra  Accipiter badius Abyssinian Roller  Coracias abyssinicus Southern Carmine Bee-eater  Merops nubicoides Pin-tailed Whydah  Vidua macroura Purple Starling  Lamprotornis purpureus Yellow-mantled Widowbird  Euplectes macroura Pel's Fishing Owl  Scotopelia peli Yellow-billed Turaco  Tauraco macrorhynchus Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu  Uraeginthus bengalus Olive-bellied Sunbird  Cinnyris chloropygius Northern Red-billed Hornbill  Tockus erythrorhynchus Red-billed Quelea  Quelea quelea Grey Crowned Crane  Balearica regulorum Blue Quail  Excalfactoria adansonii Egyptian Vulture  Neophron percnopterus Helmeted Guineafowl  Numida meleagris
100c     36     Shikra    Accipiter badius     
100c     85     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
100c     90     Southern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicoides     
100c     227     Pin-tailed Whydah    Vidua macroura     
100c     216     Purple Starling    Lamprotornis purpureus     
100c     225     Yellow-mantled Widowbird    Euplectes macroura     
100c     73     Pel's Fishing Owl    Scotopelia peli     
100c     70     Yellow-billed Turaco    Tauraco macrorhynchus     
100c     226     Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu    Uraeginthus bengalus     
100c     223     Olive-bellied Sunbird    Cinnyris chloropygius     
100c     94     Northern Red-billed Hornbill    Tockus erythrorhynchus     
100c     225     Red-billed Quelea    Quelea quelea     
100c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
100c     13     Blue Quail    Excalfactoria adansonii     
100c     36     Egyptian Vulture    Neophron percnopterus     
100c     11     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1991.03   14.10.1991   The birds of Ghana   Sheet   

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African Openbill  Anastomus lamelligerus African Spoonbill  Platalea alba Pink-backed Pelican  Pelecanus rufescens Little Bittern  Ixobrychus minutus African Swamphen  Porphyrio madagascariensis Saddle-billed Stork  Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Glossy Ibis  Plegadis falcinellus White-faced Whistling Duck  Dendrocygna viduata Black-headed Heron  Ardea melanocephala Hamerkop  Scopus umbretta African Darter  Anhinga rufa Woolly-necked Stork  Ciconia episcopus Yellow-billed Stork  Mycteria ibis Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus Goliath Heron  Ardea goliath African Jacana  Actophilornis africanus
100c     23     African Openbill    Anastomus lamelligerus     
100c     24     African Spoonbill    Platalea alba     
100c     28     Pink-backed Pelican    Pelecanus rufescens     
100c     25     Little Bittern    Ixobrychus minutus     
100c     44     African Swamphen    Porphyrio madagascariensis     
100c     23     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
100c     24     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     
100c     8     White-faced Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna viduata     
100c     25     Black-headed Heron    Ardea melanocephala     
100c     26     Hamerkop    Scopus umbretta     
100c     32     African Darter    Anhinga rufa     
100c     23     Woolly-necked Stork    Ciconia episcopus     
100c     23     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     
100c     55     Black-winged Stilt    Himantopus himantopus     
100c     25     Goliath Heron    Ardea goliath     
100c     59     African Jacana    Actophilornis africanus     

1991.04   14.10.1991   The birds of Ghana      

Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
800c     23     Marabou Stork    Leptoptilos crumenifer     MS
800c     23     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     MS
800c     36     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     MS

1993.01   08.12.1993   Domestic animals   10v set   
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
50c     13     Wild Turkey    Meleagris gallopavo     
400c     11     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1993.02   08.12.1993   Domestic animals   4v sheet   1993.01
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
100c     11     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
500c     13     Wild Turkey    Meleagris gallopavo     

1994.01   13.06.1994   Birds of Ghana   Sheet   

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Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher  Terpsiphone rufiventer Many-colored Bushshrike  Chlorophoneus multicolor Sahel Paradise Whydah  Vidua orientalis White-crowned Robin-Chat  Cossypha albicapillus Violet Turaco  Musophaga violacea Village Weaver  Ploceus cucullatus Black-winged Red Bishop  Euplectes hordeaceus Northern Shoveler  Spatula clypeata Spur-winged Goose  Plectropterus gambensis African Crake  Crex egregia African Swamphen  Porphyrio madagascariensis White-crested Tiger Heron  Tigriornis leucolopha
200c     162     Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone rufiventer     
200c     144     Many-colored Bushshrike    Chlorophoneus multicolor     
200c     227     Sahel Paradise Whydah    Vidua orientalis     
200c     219     White-crowned Robin-Chat    Cossypha albicapillus     
200c     70     Violet Turaco    Musophaga violacea     
200c     225     Village Weaver    Ploceus cucullatus     
200c     225     Black-winged Red Bishop    Euplectes hordeaceus     
200c     8     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
200c     8     Spur-winged Goose    Plectropterus gambensis     
200c     44     African Crake    Crex egregia     
200c     44     African Swamphen    Porphyrio madagascariensis     
200c     25     White-crested Tiger Heron    Tigriornis leucolopha     

1994.02   13.06.1994   Birds of Ghana   Sheet   

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Oriole Warbler  Hypergerus atriceps Superb Sunbird  Cinnyris superbus Blue-breasted Kingfisher  Halcyon malimbica Blue Cuckooshrike  Coracina azurea Great Blue Turaco  Corythaeola cristata Greater Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus African Jacana  Actophilornis africanus Black-crowned Night Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus White-spotted Flufftail  Sarothrura pulchra African Pygmy Goose  Nettapus auritus African Pitta  Pitta angolensis
200c     198     Oriole Warbler    Hypergerus atriceps     
200c     223     Superb Sunbird    Cinnyris superbus     
200c     87     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     
200c     151     Blue Cuckooshrike    Coracina azurea     
200c     70     Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata     
200c     21     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
200c     59     African Jacana    Actophilornis africanus     
200c     25     Black-crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax     
200c     55     Black-winged Stilt    Himantopus himantopus     
200c     42     White-spotted Flufftail    Sarothrura pulchra     
200c     8     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     
200c     112     African Pitta    Pitta angolensis     

1994.03   13.06.1994   Birds of Ghana      

African Spoonbill Platalea alba Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
2000c     24     African Spoonbill    Platalea alba     MS
2000c     25     Goliath Heron    Ardea goliath     MS

1994.04   20.07.1994   Apollo 11   Sheet   

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Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 300c

1994.05   20.07.1994   Apollo 11      1994.04
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
300c     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     MS

1995.01   28.04.1995   Ducks of Africa      
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Cape Shoveler Spatula smithii Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
200c     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     
500c     8     Maccoa Duck    Oxyura maccoa     
800c     8     Cape Shoveler    Spatula smithii     
1000c     8     Red-crested Pochard    Netta rufina     

1995.02   28.04.1995   Ducks of Africa   Sheet   

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African Pygmy Goose  Nettapus auritus Southern Pochard  Netta erythrophthalma Cape Teal  Anas capensis Ruddy Shelduck  Tadorna ferruginea Fulvous Whistling Duck  Dendrocygna bicolor White-faced Whistling Duck  Dendrocygna viduata Ferruginous Duck  Aythya nyroca Hottentot Teal  Spatula hottentota African Black Duck  Anas sparsa Yellow-billed Duck  Anas undulata White-cheeked Pintail  Anas bahamensis Hartlaub's Duck  Pteronetta hartlaubii
400c     8     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     
400c     8     Southern Pochard    Netta erythrophthalma     
400c     8     Cape Teal    Anas capensis     
400c     8     Ruddy Shelduck    Tadorna ferruginea     
400c     8     Fulvous Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna bicolor     
400c     8     White-faced Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna viduata     
400c     8     Ferruginous Duck    Aythya nyroca     
400c     8     Hottentot Teal    Spatula hottentota     
400c     8     African Black Duck    Anas sparsa     
400c     8     Yellow-billed Duck    Anas undulata     
400c     8     White-cheeked Pintail    Anas bahamensis     
400c     8     Hartlaub's Duck    Pteronetta hartlaubii     

1995.03   28.04.1995   Ducks of Africa      

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
2500c     8     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     MS
2500c     64     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     MS

1995.04   19.06.1995   Fauna and flora   6v set   
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
1000c     36     Long-tailed Hawk    Urotriorchis macrourus     
5000c     25     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     

1996.01   15.04.1996   Rainforest wildlife   12v sheet   
Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco Changeable Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloropterus
400c     99     Toco Toucan    Ramphastos toco     
400c     36     Changeable Hawk-Eagle    Nisaetus cirrhatus     
400c     23     Painted Stork    Mycteria leucocephala     
400c     107     Red-and-green Macaw    Ara chloropterus     

1996.02   15.04.1996   Rainforest wildlife   12v sheet   
Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin Guianan Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola rupicola Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima
400c     69     Hoatzin    Opisthocomus hoazin     
400c     121     Guianan Cock-of-the-rock    Rupicola rupicola     
400c     83     Resplendent Quetzal    Pharomachrus mocinno     
400c     81     Vervain Hummingbird    Mellisuga minima     

1996.03   15.04.1996   Rainforest wildlife      
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea raggiana King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
3000c     167     Raggiana Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea raggiana     MS
3000c     33     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     MS

1997.01   15.07.1997   The great underwater world   12v sheet   

Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
500c     70     Purple-crested Turaco    Tauraco porphyreolophus     
500c     55     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
500c     56     Long-toed Lapwing    Vanellus crassirostris     

1997.02   20.10.1997   Birds of Africa      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Cape Batis Batis capensis Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis Purple Grenadier Uraeginthus ianthinogaster Orange-breasted Waxbill Amandava subflava
200c     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
300c     141     Cape Batis    Batis capensis     
400c     101     Bearded Barbet    Lybius dubius     
500c     163     White-necked Raven    Corvus albicollis     
600c     226     Purple Grenadier    Uraeginthus ianthinogaster     
1000c     226     Orange-breasted Waxbill    Amandava subflava     

1997.03   20.10.1997   Birds of Africa   Sheet   

Southern Black Korhaan Afrotis afra Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii Red-crested Turaco Tauraco erythrolophus White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
800c     37     Southern Black Korhaan    Afrotis afra     
800c     56     Northern Lapwing    Vanellus vanellus     
800c     67     Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse    Pterocles lichtensteinii     
800c     70     Red-crested Turaco    Tauraco erythrolophus     
800c     71     White-browed Coucal    Centropus superciliosus     
800c     85     Lilac-breasted Roller    Coracias caudatus     
800c     230     Golden Pipit    Tmetothylacus tenellus     
800c     144     Crimson-breasted Shrike    Laniarius atrococcineus     
800c     202     Eurasian Blackcap    Sylvia atricapilla     

1997.04   20.10.1997   Birds of Africa      

Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia
3000c     223     Malachite Sunbird    Nectarinia famosa     MS
3000c     227     Shaft-tailed Whydah    Vidua regia     MS

1998.01   18.08.1998   International year of the ocean   16v sheet   

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Least Tern Sternula antillarum
500c     64     Ring-billed Gull    Larus delawarensis     
500c     64     Least Tern    Sternula antillarum     

1998.02   24.12.1998   Royal Air Force      
Merlin Falco columbarius
5500c     104     Merlin    Falco columbarius     MS

1999.01   01.03.1999   Prehistoric animals   9v sheet   
Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica
800c     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     

1999.02   24.03.1999   Fauna   6v set   
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus White Stork Ciconia ciconia Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
400c     163     Azure-winged Magpie    Cyanopica cyanus     
600c     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
2000c     36     Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus     
3000c     163     Eurasian Jay    Garrulus glandarius     

1999.03   24.03.1999   Fauna   6v sheet   
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
1000c     73     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     
1000c     36     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     

1999.04   24.03.1999   Fauna   6v sheet   
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
1000c     90     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
1000c     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
1000c     36     Short-toed Snake Eagle    Circaetus gallicus     

1999.05   24.03.1999   Fauna      
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti
5000c     36     Spanish Imperial Eagle    Aquila adalberti     MS

2000.01   28.02.2000   Wildlife   8v sheet   
Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
1100c     36     Rüppell's Vulture    Gyps rueppelli     
1100c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     

2000.02   28.02.2000   Wildlife   8v sheet   
Purple Roller Coracias naevius Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Orange-breasted Waxbill Amandava subflava
1200c     85     Purple Roller    Coracias naevius     
1200c     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
1200c     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
1200c     226     Orange-breasted Waxbill    Amandava subflava     

2000.03   28.02.2000   Wildlife      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
7000c     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     MS

2000.04   01.05.2000   Fauna and flora of Africa   4v set   
African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
3000c     73     African Wood Owl    Strix woodfordii     

2000.05   01.05.2000   Fauna and flora of Africa   Sheet   

Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops European Roller Coracias garrulus European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
1600c     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
1600c     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
1600c     85     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     
1600c     90     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
1600c     87     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     
1600c     90     White-throated Bee-eater    Merops albicollis     

2000.06   01.05.2000   Fauna and flora of Africa      
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
6000c     70     Great Blue Turaco    Corythaeola cristata     MS

2000.07   01.06.2000   Tourism      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
300c     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2001.01   30.04.2001   Philanippon 01   6v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
500c     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
2000c     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2001.02   30.04.2001   Philanippon 01   8v sheet   
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
3000c     64     Lesser Black-backed Gull    Larus fuscus     

2001.03   30.04.2001   Philanippon 01      

Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
14000c     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     MS
14000c     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     MS

2002.01   15.08.2002   Year of eco tourism   6v sheet   
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
4000c     223     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     

2002.02   26.08.2002   Birds   Sheet   

Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptius Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus Western Black-faced Firefinch Lagonosticta vinacea
4500c     87     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     
4500c     36     Brown Snake Eagle    Circaetus cinereus     
4500c     225     Heuglin's Masked Weaver    Ploceus heuglini     
4500c     57     Egyptian Plover    Pluvianus aegyptius     
4500c     90     Swallow-tailed Bee-eater    Merops hirundineus     
4500c     226     Western Black-faced Firefinch    Lagonosticta vinacea     

2002.03   26.08.2002   Birds      
Rufous Fishing Owl Scotopelia ussheri
15000c     73     Rufous Fishing Owl    Scotopelia ussheri     MS

2007.01   15.09.2007   Birds of Africa   Sheet   
Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
7500c     94     Northern Red-billed Hornbill    Tockus erythrorhynchus     
7500c     101     Bearded Barbet    Lybius dubius     
7500c     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
7500c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher    Ispidina picta     

2007.02   15.09.2007   Birds of Africa      
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
20000c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     MS

2007.03   Tourism      
1500c     36     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     
2500c     104     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     

2012.01   12.07.2012   Birds of Africa   Sheet   
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Long-tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus Miombo Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis
2c     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
2c     216     Long-tailed Glossy Starling    Lamprotornis caudatus     
2c     90     Northern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicus     
2c     223     Miombo Double-collared Sunbird    Cinnyris manoensis     

2012.02   12.07.2012   Birds of Africa      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
5c     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     MS

2012.03   12.07.2012   Parrots of Africa   Sheet   

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Cape Parrot  Poicephalus robustus Red-bellied Parrot  Poicephalus rufiventris Meyer's Parrot  Poicephalus meyeri Rüppell's Parrot  Poicephalus rueppellii Grey Parrot  Psittacus erithacus Brown-headed Parrot  Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
2c     107     Cape Parrot    Poicephalus robustus     
2c     107     Red-bellied Parrot    Poicephalus rufiventris     
2c     107     Meyer's Parrot    Poicephalus meyeri     
2c     107     Rüppell's Parrot    Poicephalus rueppellii     
2c     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
2c     107     Brown-headed Parrot    Poicephalus cryptoxanthus     

2012.04   12.07.2012   Parrots of Africa      
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
5c     107     Senegal Parrot    Poicephalus senegalus     MS

2013.01   28.08.2013   Animals of Africa   5v sheet   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
2.25c     21     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

2013.02   28.08.2013   Animals of Africa   6v sheet   
Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
2.25c     93     Southern Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus leadbeateri     
2.25c     93     Southern Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus leadbeateri     

2014.01   15.09.2014   Endangered animals   4v sheet   
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata
2.75c     46     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     

2014.02   15.09.2014   Endangered animals   4v sheet   
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus
2.75c     15     African Penguin    Spheniscus demersus     

2015.01   02.03.2015   Sunbirds of Africa   Sheet   

Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa Marico Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris Orange-breasted Sunbird Anthobaphes violacea
2.50c     223     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     
2.50c     223     Greater Double-collared Sunbird    Cinnyris afer     
2.50c     223     Scarlet-chested Sunbird    Chalcomitra senegalensis     
2.50c     223     Olive Sunbird    Cyanomitra olivacea     
2.50c     223     Amethyst Sunbird    Chalcomitra amethystina     
2.50c     223     Malachite Sunbird    Nectarinia famosa     
2.50c     223     Marico Sunbird    Cinnyris mariquensis     
2.50c     223     Collared Sunbird    Hedydipna collaris     
2.50c     223     Orange-breasted Sunbird    Anthobaphes violacea     

2015.02   02.03.2015   Sunbirds of Africa      
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus
9c     223     Splendid Sunbird    Cinnyris coccinigastrus     MS

2015.03   05.06.2015   Birds of Ghana   Sheet   
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus
3c     34     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
3c     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
3c     21     Lesser Flamingo    Phoeniconaias minor     
3c     223     Beautiful Sunbird    Cinnyris pulchellus     

2015.04   05.06.2015   Birds of Ghana      
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
7c     23     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     MS

2015.05   03.08.2015   Swans, Singapore 2015   Sheet   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Mute Swan Cygnus olor Black-necked Swan Cygnus melancoryphus
4c     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
4c     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
4c     8     Black-necked Swan    Cygnus melancoryphus     

2015.06   03.08.2015   Swans, Singapore 2015      
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
9c     8     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     MS

2016.01   20.02.2016   Grey Crowned Crane   Sheet   
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina
4c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
4c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
4c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
4c     46     Black Crowned Crane    Balearica pavonina     

2016.02   20.02.2016   Grey Crowned Crane      
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
12c     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     MS

2017.01   14.06.2017   Colorful birds   Sheet   Zambia 2000.02

Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae Red-throated Parrotfinch Erythrura psittacea Purple Grenadier Uraeginthus ianthinogaster Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata Spectacled Monarch Symposiachrus trivirgatus Crimson Chat Epthianura tricolor Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler Ptilorrhoa castanonota
4c     226     Gouldian Finch    Erythrura gouldiae     
4c     226     Red-throated Parrotfinch    Erythrura psittacea     
4c     226     Purple Grenadier    Uraeginthus ianthinogaster     
4c     225     Southern Red Bishop    Euplectes orix     
4c     238     Red-crested Cardinal    Paroaria coronata     
4c     162     Spectacled Monarch    Symposiachrus trivirgatus     
4c     129     Crimson Chat    Epthianura tricolor     
4c     201     Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush    Garrulax pectoralis     
4c     140     Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler    Ptilorrhoa castanonota     

2017.02   21.07.2017   Animals of the world   4v sheet   
Ashy-faced Owl Tyto glaucops
6c     72     Ashy-faced Owl    Tyto glaucops     

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Location: Western Africa
Population: 23.3 million
Climate: tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north
Terrain: mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area

Birds: 754 species

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