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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1975.01   29.10.1975   Birds      
Chinese Hwamei Garrulax canorus Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
50c     201     Chinese Hwamei    Garrulax canorus     
1.30$     184     Light-vented Bulbul    Pycnonotus sinensis     
2$     88     Black-capped Kingfisher    Halcyon pileata     

1980.01   12.11.1980   Botanical gardens   4v set   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
20c     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1984.01   21.11.1984   Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club   4v set   
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti
5$     16     Humboldt Penguin    Spheniscus humboldti     

1988.01   20.04.1988   Hong Kong birds      
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Fujian Niltava Niltava davidi Black Kite Milvus migrans Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
50c     88     White-throated Kingfisher    Halcyon smyrnensis     
1.30$     219     Fujian Niltava    Niltava davidi     
1.70$     37     Black Kite    Milvus migrans     
5$     88     Pied Kingfisher    Ceryle rudis     

1997.01   27.04.1997   Hong Kong migratory birds      
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Falcated Duck Anas falcata Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
1.30$     237     Yellow-breasted Bunting    Emberiza aureola     
2.50$     63     Great Knot    Calidris tenuirostris     
3.10$     9     Falcated Duck    Anas falcata     
5$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     

2000.01   30.09.2000   Wetland   Booklet   1997.01
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Falcated Duck Anas falcata Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
1.30$     237     Yellow-breasted Bunting    Emberiza aureola     "2000"
2.50$     63     Great Knot    Calidris tenuirostris     "2000"
3.10$     9     Falcated Duck    Anas falcata     "2000"
5$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     "2000"

2000.02   30.09.2000   Wetland   Sheet   1997.01
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
1.30$     237     Yellow-breasted Bunting    Emberiza aureola     "2000"
2.50$     63     Great Knot    Calidris tenuirostris     "2000"

2000.03   30.09.2000   Wetland   Sheet   1997.01
Falcated Duck Anas falcata Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
3.10$     9     Falcated Duck    Anas falcata     "2000"
5$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     "2000"

2001.01   01.02.2001   Personal greetings stamps   4v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
1.60$     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2002.01   01.07.2002   The 5th anniversary of the HKSAR   4v set   
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
3$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     

2002.02   01.07.2002   The 5th anniversary of the HKSAR   4v sheet   2002.01
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
3$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     

2003.01   04.10.2003   Waterbirds      
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
1.40$     56     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
2.40$     21     Horned Grebe    Podiceps auritus     
3$     15     Black-throated Loon    Gavia arctica     
5$     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2003.02   04.10.2003   Waterbirds   Booklet   2003.01
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
1.40$     56     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
2.40$     21     Horned Grebe    Podiceps auritus     
3$     15     Black-throated Loon    Gavia arctica     
5$     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2005.01   30.01.2005   Year of the rooster   4v set   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
1.40$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2005.02   30.01.2005   Year of the rooster   4v sheet   2005.01
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
1.40$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2005.03   30.01.2005   Year of the rooster   2v sheet   2005.01
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
50$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     Gold & silver

2005.04   18.10.2005   Fishing village   4v set   
Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
1.40$     26     Eastern Cattle Egret    Bubulcus coromandus     

2005.05   18.10.2005   Fishing village   4x4v sheet   2005.04
Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
1.40$     26     Eastern Cattle Egret    Bubulcus coromandus     

2006.01   15.06.2006   Chinese idioms   4v set   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
3$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2006.02   15.06.2006   Chinese idioms   4v sheet   2006.01
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
3$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2006.03   18.07.2006   Attractions   18v set   
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Great Egret Ardea alba
1.40$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     
and     56     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
1.40$     108     Budgerigar    Melopsittacus undulatus     
1.40$     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     

2006.04   18.07.2006   Attractions   18v set   2006.03
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Great Egret Ardea alba
1.40$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     
and     56     Pied Avocet    Recurvirostra avosetta     
1.40$     108     Budgerigar    Melopsittacus undulatus     
1.40$     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     

2006.05   31.12.2006   Birds definitives      
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor Little Egret Egretta garzetta Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach White Wagtail Motacilla alba Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
10c     37     White-bellied Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus leucogaster     
20c     74     Collared Scops Owl    Otus lettia     
50c     151     Scarlet Minivet    Pericrocotus speciosus     
1$     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
1.90$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     
2$     26     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     
2.50$     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     
5$     157     Long-tailed Shrike    Lanius schach     
10$     230     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
13$     9     Northern Shoveler    Anas clypeata     
20$     163     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     
50$     29     Dalmatian Pelican    Pelecanus crispus     

2006.06   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Sheet   2006.05
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor Little Egret Egretta garzetta Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
10c     37     White-bellied Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus leucogaster     
20c     74     Collared Scops Owl    Otus lettia     
50c     151     Scarlet Minivet    Pericrocotus speciosus     
1$     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
1.90$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     
2$     26     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     
2.50$     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     
5$     157     Long-tailed Shrike    Lanius schach     

2006.07   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Sheet   2006.05
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
10$     230     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
13$     9     Northern Shoveler    Anas clypeata     
20$     163     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     
50$     29     Dalmatian Pelican    Pelecanus crispus     

2006.08   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Booklet   2006.05
Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     ct
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     cb
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     ctr
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     cbr

2006.09   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Booklet   2006.05
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     ct
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     cb
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     ctr
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     cbr

2006.10   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Booklet   2006.05
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     ct
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     cb
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     ctr
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     cbr

2006.11   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Booklet   2006.05
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     ct
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     cb
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     ctr
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     cbr

2006.12   31.12.2006   Birds definitives   Prestige booklet   2006.05
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor Little Egret Egretta garzetta Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
10c     37     White-bellied Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus leucogaster     
20c     74     Collared Scops Owl    Otus lettia     
50c     151     Scarlet Minivet    Pericrocotus speciosus     
1$     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
1.40$     223     Fork-tailed Sunbird    Aethopyga christinae     
1.80$     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
1.90$     25     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     
2$     26     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
2.40$     59     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     
2.50$     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
3$     184     Red-whiskered Bulbul    Pycnonotus jocosus     
5$     157     Long-tailed Shrike    Lanius schach     

2010.01   21.09.2010   Nobel price, C K Kao      2006.05
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
10$     230     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     MS

2011.01   22.01.2011   Twelve lunar year animals   12v sheet   2005.01
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
1.40$     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     "2011"

2013.01   15.10.2013   Inclusive arts   4v set   
Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon Ducula rufigaster
2.90$     69     Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon    Ducula rufigaster     

2013.02   15.10.2013   Inclusive arts   4v sheet   2013.01
Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon Ducula rufigaster
2.90$     69     Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon    Ducula rufigaster     

Hong Kong map

Location: Eastern Asia
Population: 7.1 million
Climate: tropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall
Terrain: hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north

Birds: 492 species

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13.08.2014