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Bird stamps from Iran

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1967.01   11.03.1967   New year stamps   2v set   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
8r     183     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1969.01   06.03.1969   New year stamps   3v set   
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
1r     230     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
2r     13     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     

1971.01   30.01.1971   International wetland conference      
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
1r     8     Common Shelduck    Tadorna tadorna     
2r     8     Ruddy Shelduck    Tadorna ferruginea     
8r     21     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     

1971.02   06.03.1971   New year stamps      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
1r     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
2r     183     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
6r     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     

1972.01   06.03.1972   New year stamps      
Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis
1r     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     
1r     67     Pin-tailed Sandgrouse    Pterocles alchata     
2r     224     Swee Waxbill    Coccopygia melanotis     
and     224     Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu    Uraeginthus bengalus     

1974.01   13.04.1974   International wildlife protection conference   4v strip   
Great Bustard Otis tarda Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi
2r     37     Great Bustard    Otis tarda     
8r     13     Caucasian Grouse    Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi     

1991.01   25.10.1991   Children's book illustrations      
European Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
100r     103     European Green Woodpecker    Picus viridis     

1994.01   17.03.1994   New year stamps      
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
40r     13     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     
40r     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     
40r     25     Black-crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax     
40r     25     Eurasian Bittern    Botaurus stellaris     

1996.01   15.03.1996   New year stamps      
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus European Roller Coracias garrulus Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
100r     157     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
100r     85     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     
100r     108     Budgerigar    Melopsittacus undulatus     
100r     245     Northern Cardinal    Cardinalis cardinalis     

1999.01   04.08.1999   Bird definitive      
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
250r     181     Crested Lark    Galerida cristata     

1999.02   06.08.1999   Bird definitive      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
150r     87     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2000.01   13.03.2000   New year stamps      
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
300r     90     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     

2000.02   31.05.2000   Bird definitive      
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
300r     155     Red-backed Shrike    Lanius collurio     

2000.03   17.06.2000   Bird definitive      
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
100r     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     

2000.04   30.08.2000   Bird definitive      
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
500r     90     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     

2000.05   30.10.2000   Bird definitive      
Redwing Turdus iliacus
1000r     216     Redwing    Turdus iliacus     

2001.01   13.01.2001   Bird definitive      
Twite Linaria flavirostris
2000r     230     Twite    Linaria flavirostris     

2001.02   23.01.2001   Bird definitive      
 Not identified
3000r              Not identified     

2001.03   18.03.2001   New year stamps      
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
300r     230     Hawfinch    Coccothraustes coccothraustes     
300r     233     Red-headed Bunting    Emberiza bruniceps     

2001.04   17.04.2001   Bird definitive      
European Roller Coracias garrulus
350r     85     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     

2001.05   09.06.2001   Belgica 2001   3v set   
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
350r     230     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
350r     170     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     

2002.01   16.03.2002   New year stamps   2 strips   
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
500r     25     Squacco Heron    Ardeola ralloides     
500r     91     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
500r     177     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
500r     108     Alexandrine Parakeet    Psittacula eupatria     

2002.02   24.04.2002   Bird definitive      
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
200r     217     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2002.03   18.05.2002   Bird definitive      
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
400r     177     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     

2002.04   16.07.2002   Bird definitive      
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
4500r     68     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     

2007.01   09.09.2007   WWF      
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
650r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     
650r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     
650r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     
650r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

2009.01   24.06.2009   Eagles, joint issue with Portugal      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
2000r     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
2000r     35     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     

2009.02   11.07.2009   Ramsar, joint issue with Cuba      
Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus
1500r     44     Grey-headed Swamphen    Porphyrio poliocephalus     
and     44     Zapata Rail    Cyanolimnas cerverai     

2010.01   14.11.2010   Book week      
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
2000r     228     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     

2011.01   04.10.2011   Philanippon 2011      
Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae
5000r     13     Lady Amherst's Pheasant    Chrysolophus amherstiae     MS
and     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     

2011.02   14.12.2011   WWF      
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Spotted Owlet Athene brama Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
600r     73     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     White frame
1100r     73     Spotted Owlet    Athene brama     White frame
1600r     73     Pallid Scops Owl    Otus brucei     White frame
2200r     73     Brown Fish Owl    Ketupa zeylonensis     White frame

2011.03   14.12.2011   WWF   Sheet   2011.02
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Spotted Owlet Athene brama Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
600r     73     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     No white frame
1100r     73     Spotted Owlet    Athene brama     No white frame
1600r     73     Pallid Scops Owl    Otus brucei     No white frame
2200r     73     Brown Fish Owl    Ketupa zeylonensis     No white frame

2014.01   15.12.2014   Lesser White-fronted Goose   Sheet   
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
5000r     8     Lesser White-fronted Goose    Anser erythropus     
6000r     8     Lesser White-fronted Goose    Anser erythropus     
7000r     8     Lesser White-fronted Goose    Anser erythropus     
8000r     8     Lesser White-fronted Goose    Anser erythropus     

Iran map

Location: Middle East
Population: 65.8 million
Climate: mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
Terrain: rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts

Birds: 527 species. 2 endemic

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23.07.2018