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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1945.01   01.02.1945   Definitives      
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
5k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     

1945.02   18.06.1945   Overprint DANMARK BEFRIETů on 1945.01      
5k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     ovp blue
5k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     ovp red

1967.01   23.11.1967   Greenland legends      
Common Loon Gavia immer
90°     14     Common Loon    Gavia immer     
and     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

1969.01   18.09.1969   Greenland legends      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
80°     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

1975.01   04.09.1975   Telecommunications service      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
90°     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

1981.01   03.09.1981   Peary land expeditions      
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
1.60k     8     King Eider    Somateria spectabilis     

1982.01   02.08.1982   Greenland history      
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis
2k     19     Great Shearwater    Ardenna gravis     

1987.01   23.01.1987   Hafnia 87   3v sheet   
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
2.80k     19     Northern Fulmar    Fulmarus glacialis     
6.50k     19     Northern Fulmar    Fulmarus glacialis     

1987.02   03.09.1987   Birds      
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
5k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     
10k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

1988.01   14.04.1988   Birds      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Northern Raven Corvus corax White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Common Loon Gavia immer
3k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
4.10k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     
5.50k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
7k     14     Common Loon    Gavia immer     

1989.01   16.03.1989   Birds      
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
3.20k     8     Long-tailed Duck    Clangula hyemalis     
4.40k     239     Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis     
5.50k     66     Black Guillemot    Cepphus grylle     
6.50k     66     Thick-billed Murre    Uria lomvia     

1990.01   15.01.1990   Birds      
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
4k     8     Snow Goose    Anser caerulescens     
7.50k     65     Long-tailed Jaeger    Stercorarius longicaudus     

1990.02   06.09.1990   Greenland environmental foundation      
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
4k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     

1995.01   05.05.1995   Anniversary   4v sheet   1945.01
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
4k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     

1999.01   08.02.1999   WWF, Snowy Owl   pho   
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
1k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
4.75k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
5.50k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
5.75k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

1999.02   08.02.1999   WWF, Snowy Owl   Booklet, no pho   1999.01
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
1k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
4.75k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
5.50k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     
5.75k     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

2000.01   21.02.2000   Arctic vikings   4v set   
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
21k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

2000.02   21.02.2000   Arctic vikings   4v sheet   2000.01
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
21k     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     

2000.03   09.05.2000   Definitives      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
4.50k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
4.75k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     = 4.50k
8k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     = 4.50k
10k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     = 4.50k

2001.01   05.02.2001   Arctic vikings   4v set   
Northern Raven Corvus corax
10k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

2001.02   05.02.2001   Arctic vikings   4v sheet   2001.01
Northern Raven Corvus corax
10k     163     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

2001.03   09.05.2001   Definitives      2000.03
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
0.25k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
12k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

2001.04   16.10.2001   Christmas      
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
4.50k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     
4.75k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2001.05   16.10.2001   Christmas   Booklet   2001.04
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
4.50k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     
4.75k     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2002.01   21.10.2002   Definitives      2000.03
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
0.50k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

2014.01   20.10.2014   Hunting      
Little Auk Alle alle Little Auk Alle alle
0.50k     66     Little Auk    Alle alle     
45k     66     Little Auk    Alle alle     

2015.01   19.01.2015   Hunting      
Little Auk Alle alle Little Auk Alle alle
11k     66     Little Auk    Alle alle     
19k     66     Little Auk    Alle alle     

2015.02   19.01.2015   Songs   2v set   
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
49k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

2016.01   17.10.2016   Zackenberg research station   2v set, sa   
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
11.50k     65     Long-tailed Jaeger    Stercorarius longicaudus     
and     73     Snowy Owl    Bubo scandiacus     

2017.01   15.05.2017   Old banknotes   2v set   
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
20k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     

2017.02   15.05.2017   Old banknotes      2017.01
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
20k     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     MS

2017.03   27.10.2017   Joint issue with TAAF      
10.50k     65     South Polar Skua    Stercorarius maccormicki     White frame
and     64     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
27k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     White frame

2017.04   27.10.2017   Joint issue with TAAF   Sheet   2017.03
10.50k     65     South Polar Skua    Stercorarius maccormicki     No frame
and     64     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     
27k     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     No frame

Greenland map

Location: Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 56,300
Climate: arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters
Terrain: flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast

Birds: 240 species

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29.09.2017