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Bird stamps from Iraq

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1966.01   03.12.1966   Arab international tourist union   4v set   
White Stork Ciconia ciconia White Stork Ciconia ciconia
2f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
15f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     = 2f

1968.01   19.01.1968   Iraqi birds      
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus White Stork Ciconia ciconia Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris
5f     186     White-eared Bulbul    Pycnonotus leucotis     
10f     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
15f     165     Eurasian Jay    Garrulus glandarius     
25f     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
30f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
40f     10     Black Francolin    Francolinus francolinus     
50f     13     Marbled Duck    Marmaronetta angustirostris     

1975.01   24.11.1975   Overprint Official on 1968.01      
30f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

1976.01   15.09.1976   Birds      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
5f     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
10f     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
15f     26     Pin-tailed Sandgrouse    Pterocles alchata     
25f     223     Blue Rock Thrush    Monticola solitarius     
50f     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
and     70     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     

1976.02   15.09.1976   Inscription OFFICIAL on 1976.01      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
5f     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
10f     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
15f     26     Pin-tailed Sandgrouse    Pterocles alchata     
25f     223     Blue Rock Thrush    Monticola solitarius     
50f     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
and     70     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     

1982.01   15.04.1982   Mosul spring festival   4v set   
White Stork Ciconia ciconia White Stork Ciconia ciconia
25f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
45f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     = 25f

2000.01   21.08.2000   Birds      
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos House Sparrow Passer domesticus Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus
25d     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
50d     228     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
150d     30     Grey-headed Swamphen    Porphyrio poliocephalus     

2000.02   21.08.2000   Birds      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
500d     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     imp

2002.01   01.10.2002   Victory Day      
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
150d     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     imp

2007.01   29.07.2007   Birds      
Greylag Goose Anser anser Olive Bee-eater Merops superciliosus Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
150d     13     Greylag Goose    Anser anser     
250d     93     Olive Bee-eater    Merops superciliosus     
500d     26     Pin-tailed Sandgrouse    Pterocles alchata     

2007.02   29.07.2007   Birds      
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
1500d     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     imp

2009.01   22.04.2009   Marshes      
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
10000d     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
and     13     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     

2010.01   28.06.2010   Prehistoric animals   8v sheet   

Ichtyornis Ichtyornis sp Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica
250d     0     Ichtyornis    Ichtyornis sp     
250d     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     
and     0     Diatryma    Diatryma sp     
and     0     Phororhacos    Phororhacus sp     

2010.02   28.06.2010   Prehistoric animals      
Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica
500d     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     imp

2011.01   11.01.2011   International year of biodiversity   4v set   
Great Egret Ardea alba
500d     70     Great Egret    Ardea alba     

2011.02   11.01.2011   International year of biodiversity      
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
1000d     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     imp
and     70     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
and     13     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
and     13     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     
and     13     Red-crested Pochard    Netta rufina     
and     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
and     13     Gadwall    Mareca strepera     

2011.03   12.12.2011   Ramsar      
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
500d     196     Clamorous Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus stentoreus     
750d     196     Clamorous Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus stentoreus     
1000d     196     Clamorous Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus stentoreus     

2012.01   20.12.2012   Falcons      
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
250d     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
500d     104     Lanner Falcon    Falco biarmicus     
750d     104     Saker Falcon    Falco cherrug     
1000d     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

2012.02   20.12.2012   Falcons      
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
1000d     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     imp

2015.01   21.01.2015   Iraqi birds      
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus European Robin Erithacus rubecula Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
250d     228     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
500d     93     Blue-cheeked Bee-eater    Merops persicus     
750d     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
1000d     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
1000d     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2015.02   21.01.2015   Iraqi birds      
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
1500d     223     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     imp
and     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
and     228     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
and     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
and     93     Blue-cheeked Bee-eater    Merops persicus     

2015.03   08.02.2015   Marshes of South Iraq   2v set   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
250d     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

2016.01   22.03.2016   Farm pets   4v set   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
1000d     10     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2016.02   22.03.2016   Farm pets      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
1500d     10     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     imp

2019.01   25.08.2019   Birds      
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
250d     223     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
500d     236     Hawfinch    Coccothraustes coccothraustes     
750d     236     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
1000d     181     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     

2019.02   25.08.2019   Birds      2019.01
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
1000d     223     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     imp
and     181     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
and     236     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
and     236     Hawfinch    Coccothraustes coccothraustes     

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Location: Middle East
Population: 28.2 million
Climate: mostly desert; mild to cool winters with dry, hot, cloudless summers
Terrain: mostly broad plains; reedy marshes along Iranian border in south with large flooded areas; mountains along borders with Iran and Turkey

Birds: 415 species

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11.01.2021