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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1963.01   16.05.1963   National nature week   2v set   
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
4d     192     Long-tailed Tit    Aegithalos caudatus     
and     183     Woodlark    Lullula arborea     
and     104     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     

1966.01   08.08.1966   British birds      
Common Blackbird Turdus merula Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus European Robin Erithacus rubecula
4d     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
4d     65     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
4d     179     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
4d     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1966.02   08.08.1966   British birds   pho   1966.01
Common Blackbird Turdus merula Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus European Robin Erithacus rubecula
4d     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
4d     65     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
4d     179     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
4d     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1977.01   23.11.1977   Christmas   6v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Common Blackbird Turdus merula European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
7p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
7p     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
7p     69     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
9p     14     Grey Partridge    Perdix perdix     

1980.01   16.01.1980   Wild bird protection      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
10p     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
11p     220     White-throated Dipper    Cinclus cinclus     
13p     45     Common Moorhen    Gallinula chloropus     
15p     230     Western Yellow Wagtail    Motacilla flava     

1982.01   10.02.1982   Charles Darwin   4v set   
Common Cactus Finch Geospiza scandens
26p     238     Common Cactus Finch    Geospiza scandens     
and     238     Large Ground Finch    Geospiza magnirostris     

1983.01   16.11.1983   Christmas   5v set   
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Common Blackbird Turdus merula Common Blackbird Turdus merula Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
12p     163     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     
20p     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
28p     218     Common Blackbird    Turdus merula     
31p     212     Eurasian Nuthatch    Sitta europaea     
and     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
and     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
and     230     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
and     207     Common Firecrest    Regulus ignicapilla     
and     179     Great Tit    Parus major     

1985.01   14.05.1985   European music year   4v set   
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
31p     72     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     

1986.01   20.05.1986   Nature conservation   4v set   
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
17p     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

1988.01   19.01.1988   The Linnean Society   4v set   
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
31p     9     Tundra Swan    Cygnus columbianus     

1989.01   17.01.1989   RSPB      
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
19p     67     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
27p     56     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
32p     53     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     
35p     31     Northern Gannet    Morus bassanus     

1991.01   05.02.1991   Greetings stamps   10v booklet   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
1st     9     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
1st     163     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     
1st     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
1st     218     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     

1992.01   14.01.1992   The four seasons   5v set   
Redwing Turdus iliacus
33p     218     Redwing    Turdus iliacus     

1993.01   19.01.1993   Abbotsbury swannery      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Mute Swan Cygnus olor Mute Swan Cygnus olor Mute Swan Cygnus olor Mute Swan Cygnus olor
18p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
24p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
28p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
33p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
39p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

1995.01   30.10.1995   Christmas      
European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
19p     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
25p     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
30p     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
41p     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
60p     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

1996.01   12.03.1996   The wildfowl and wetlands trust      
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
19p     9     Muscovy Duck    Cairina moschata     
25p     57     Northern Lapwing    Vanellus vanellus     
30p     9     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     
35p     26     Eurasian Bittern    Botaurus stellaris     
41p     9     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

1997.01   12.08.1997   District post offices   4v set   
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
20p     65     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     

1998.01   20.01.1998   Endangered species   6v set   
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
31p     218     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     

1999.01   03.08.1999   Millennium 1999, Darwin's theory   4v set   
Large Ground Finch Geospiza magnirostris
26p     238     Large Ground Finch    Geospiza magnirostris     
and     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     

2000.01   18.01.2000   Millennium 2000, above and beyond   4v set   
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Cape Gannet Morus capensis
19p     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
64p     31     Cape Gannet    Morus capensis     

2001.01   13.03.2001   Weather   4v set   
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
45p     65     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
65p     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2001.02   13.03.2001   Weather   4v sheet   2001.01
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
45p     65     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
65p     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2003.01   14.01.2003   Birds of prey   Sheet   

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Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
1st     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
1st     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
1st     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
1st     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
1st     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
1st     105     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
1st     105     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
1st     105     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
1st     105     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
1st     105     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     

2003.02   12.08.2003   Europa: Pub signs   5v set   
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
E     9     Black Swan    Cygnus atratus     

2005.01   21.04.2005   World heritage   8v set   
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Mute Swan Cygnus olor
1st     224     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
47p     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
and     9     Black Swan    Cygnus atratus     

2005.02   04.10.2005   Greetings definitives   Booklet, sa   1995.01
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2006.01   21.09.2006   For special moments   4x5v sheet, sa   2005.02
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2007.01   04.09.2007   Endangered birds      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus Red Kite Milvus milvus Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata Corn Crake Crex crex Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
1st     37     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
1st     182     Bearded Reedling    Panurus biarmicus     
1st     37     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     
1st     237     Cirl Bunting    Emberiza cirlus     
1st     37     Western Marsh Harrier    Circus aeruginosus     
1st     56     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
1st     26     Eurasian Bittern    Botaurus stellaris     
1st     202     Dartford Warbler    Sylvia undata     
1st     45     Corn Crake    Crex crex     
1st     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

2008.01   08.01.2008   Ian Fleming's James Bond   6v set   
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus
1st     25     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     
and     32     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
78p     82     Red-billed Streamertail    Trochilus polytmus     

2008.02   08.01.2008   Ian Fleming's James Bond   6v sheet   2008.01

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus
1st     25     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     
and     32     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
78p     82     Red-billed Streamertail    Trochilus polytmus     

2008.03   08.01.2008   Ian Fleming's James Bond   Booklet   2008.01
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus
1st     25     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     
and     32     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
78p     82     Red-billed Streamertail    Trochilus polytmus     

2009.01   12.02.2009   Charles Darwin   6v set, sa   
Large Ground Finch Geospiza magnirostris
50p     238     Large Ground Finch    Geospiza magnirostris     
and     238     Medium Ground Finch    Geospiza fortis     
and     238     Small Tree Finch    Camarhynchus parvulus     
and     238     Green Warbler-Finch    Certhidea olivacea     

2009.02   12.02.2009   Charles Darwin   4v sheet   
Flightless Cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi Common Cactus Finch Geospiza scandens Floreana Mockingbird Mimus trifasciatus
1st     32     Flightless Cormorant    Phalacrocorax harrisi     
1st     238     Common Cactus Finch    Geospiza scandens     
81p     215     Floreana Mockingbird    Mimus trifasciatus     

2009.03   12.02.2009   Charles Darwin   Prestige booklet   2009.01-2

Large Ground Finch Geospiza magnirostris Flightless Cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi Common Cactus Finch Geospiza scandens Floreana Mockingbird Mimus trifasciatus
50p     238     Large Ground Finch    Geospiza magnirostris     
and     238     Medium Ground Finch    Geospiza fortis     
and     238     Small Tree Finch    Camarhynchus parvulus     
and     238     Green Warbler-Finch    Certhidea olivacea     
1st     32     Flightless Cormorant    Phalacrocorax harrisi     
1st     238     Common Cactus Finch    Geospiza scandens     
81p     215     Floreana Mockingbird    Mimus trifasciatus     

2011.01   22.03.2011   WWF   4v sheet   
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
60p     108     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     

2011.02   22.03.2011   WWF   Booklet   2011.01
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
60p     108     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     

2014.01   04.11.2014   Christmas 2014   7v set, sa   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1st Large     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     = 1st

2014.02   04.11.2014   Christmas 2014   12x1st booklet, sa   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     = 2014.01

2014.03   04.11.2014   Christmas 2014   7v sheet   2014.01
European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1st Large     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2016.01   28.07.2016   Beatrix Potter   4v sheet   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula House Sparrow Passer domesticus
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1.33     224     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     

2016.02   28.07.2016   Beatrix Potter   Pane from prestige booklet   2016.01
European Robin Erithacus rubecula House Sparrow Passer domesticus
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1.33     224     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     

2016.03   16.08.2016   Landscape gardens   8v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Canada Goose Branta canadensis
2nd     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
1.33     9     Canada Goose    Branta canadensis     

2016.04   08.11.2016   Christmas 2016   8v set, sa   
European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1st Large     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2016.05   08.11.2016   Christmas 2016   8v sheet   2016.04
European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1st Large     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2016.06   08.11.2016   Christmas 2016   Booklet, sa   2016.04
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2016.07   08.11.2016   Christmas 2016   Generic sheet, sa   2016.04
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2016.08   08.11.2016   50 years of christmas stamps   10x2v sheet, sa   2016.04
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1st     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2017.01   04.05.2017   Songbirds      
Great Tit Parus major Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Goldcrest Regulus regulus Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
1st     179     Great Tit    Parus major     
1st     210     Eurasian Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes     
1st     193     Willow Warbler    Phylloscopus trochilus     
1st     207     Goldcrest    Regulus regulus     
1st     183     Eurasian Skylark    Alauda arvensis     
1st     202     Eurasian Blackcap    Sylvia atricapilla     
1st     218     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     
1st     219     Common Nightingale    Luscinia megarhynchos     
1st     72     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     
1st     237     Yellowhammer    Emberiza citrinella     

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Location: Western Europe
Population: 60.9 million
Climate: temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current
Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast

Birds: 578 species

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