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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1963.01   13.02.1963   Birds      
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
55a     23     Macqueen's Bustard    Chlamydotis macqueenii     
70a     80     Eurasian Scops Owl    Otus scops     
    70     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     

1963.02   25.04.1963   Birds      
Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens
5a     236     Sinai Rosefinch    Carpodacus synoicus     
20a     90     White-throated Kingfisher    Halcyon smyrnensis     
28a     223     Mourning Wheatear    Oenanthe lugens     

1963.03   19.06.1963   Birds      
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis Palestine Sunbird Cinnyris osea
30a     93     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
40a     200     Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis     
45a     227     Palestine Sunbird    Cinnyris osea     

1963.04   23.10.1963   Birds      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
    78     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

1975.01   14.10.1975   Protected birds      
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
1.10£     51     Collared Pratincole    Glareola pratincola     
1.70£     43     Spur-winged Lapwing    Vanellus spinosus     
    42     Black-winged Stilt    Himantopus himantopus     

1985.01   05.02.1985   Biblical birds   s 44x29mm   
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
100s     78     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotos     
200s     78     Bonelli's Eagle    Aquila fasciata     
300s     104     Sooty Falcon    Falco concolor     
500s     78     Griffon Vulture    Gyps fulvus     

1985.02   05.02.1985   Biblical birds   Sheet, s 33x23mm   1985.01
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
100s     78     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotos     
200s     78     Bonelli's Eagle    Aquila fasciata     
300s     104     Sooty Falcon    Falco concolor     
500s     78     Griffon Vulture    Gyps fulvus     

1987.01   24.02.1987   Biblical birds, owls   s 37x27mm   
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Desert Owl Strix hadorami
30a     80     Pharaoh Eagle-Owl    Bubo ascalaphus     
40a     80     Pallid Scops Owl    Otus brucei     
50a     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
80a     80     Desert Owl    Strix hadorami     

1987.02   24.02.1987   Biblical birds, owls   Sheet, s 31x23mm   1987.01
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Desert Owl Strix hadorami
30a     80     Pharaoh Eagle-Owl    Bubo ascalaphus     
40a     80     Pallid Scops Owl    Otus brucei     
50a     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
80a     80     Desert Owl    Strix hadorami     

1989.01   18.07.1989   Ducks   Strip, s 34x25mm   
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Garganey Spatula querquedula Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
80a     13     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     
80a     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
80a     13     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
80a     13     Common Shelduck    Tadorna tadorna     

1989.02   17.11.1989   WORLD STAMP EXPO '89   Sheet, s 29x23mm   1989.01
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Garganey Spatula querquedula Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
80a     13     Common Shelduck    Tadorna tadorna     
80a     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
80a     13     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
80a     13     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     

1992.01   08.12.1992   Songbirds      
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii White Wagtail Motacilla alba Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
10a     217     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
20a     220     Tristram's Starling    Onychognathus tristramii     
30a     234     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
90a     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1993.01   16.02.1993   Songbirds      
Palestine Sunbird Cinnyris osea Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe melanoleuca
50a     227     Palestine Sunbird    Cinnyris osea     
1.50s     223     Eastern Black-eared Wheatear    Oenanthe melanoleuca     

1993.02   09.12.1993   Songbirds      
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos
1.30s     200     Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis     
1.70s     186     White-spectacled Bulbul    Pycnonotus xanthopygos     

1994.01   08.02.1994   Songbirds      
Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus
85a     236     Sinai Rosefinch    Carpodacus synoicus     

1995.01   07.06.1995   Songbirds      
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
1s     236     Trumpeter Finch    Bucanetes githagineus     

1996.01   17.04.1996   China '96   Sheet   1992.01-1995.01

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Palestine Sunbird Cinnyris osea White Wagtail Motacilla alba Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe melanoleuca White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
30a     217     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
30a     227     Palestine Sunbird    Cinnyris osea     
30a     234     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
30a     220     Tristram's Starling    Onychognathus tristramii     
30a     236     Sinai Rosefinch    Carpodacus synoicus     
30a     223     Eastern Black-eared Wheatear    Oenanthe melanoleuca     
30a     186     White-spectacled Bulbul    Pycnonotus xanthopygos     
30a     236     Trumpeter Finch    Bucanetes githagineus     
30a     200     Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis     
30a     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1998.01   13.05.1998   Pets   6v sheet   
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans
60a     108     Crimson Rosella    Platycercus elegans     

2000.01   03.05.2000   WWF   4v set   
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens
1.20s     223     Mourning Wheatear    Oenanthe lugens     

2001.01   18.03.2001   Wild animals in Israel   4v set   
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
1.20s     104     Lesser Kestrel    Falco naumanni     

2001.02   18.03.2001   Wild animals in Israel   Booklet   2001.01
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
1.20s     104     Lesser Kestrel    Falco naumanni     

2002.01   27.08.2002   Birds of the Jordan Valley      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Black Stork Ciconia nigra Common Crane Grus grus
2.20s     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
2.20s     64     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
2.20s     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     

2005.01   22.02.2005   Animals in the Bible   4v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
1.30s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
2.20s     43     Spur-winged Lapwing    Vanellus spinosus     

2005.02   22.02.2005   Animals in the Bible   4v sheet   2005.01
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
1.30s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
2.80s     43     Spur-winged Lapwing    Vanellus spinosus     

2007.01   20.02.2007   Development, Negev and Galilee      
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii Not identified Not identified
2.50s     23     Macqueen's Bustard    Chlamydotis macqueenii     
3.30s          Not identified    Not identified     

2007.02   05.12.2007   Noah's ark   6v sheet   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
2.25s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
and     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2007.03   05.12.2007   Hula nature reserve      
Common Crane Grus grus Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
2.25s     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.25s     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
2.25s     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
and     13     Marbled Duck    Marmaronetta angustirostris     
and     196     Eurasian Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus     

2007.04   05.12.2007   Hula nature reserve   Booklet, sa   2007.03
Common Crane Grus grus Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
2.25s     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.25s     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
2.25s     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
and     13     Marbled Duck    Marmaronetta angustirostris     
and     196     Eurasian Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus     

2008.01   14.05.2008   Noah's ark   Prestige booklet, sa   2007.02
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
2.25s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
and     10     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2008.02   14.05.2008   Hula nature reserve   Prestige booklet, sa   2007.04

Common Crane Grus grus Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
2.25s     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.25s     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
2.25s     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
and     13     Marbled Duck    Marmaronetta angustirostris     
and     196     Eurasian Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus     

2010.01   27.01.2010   Birds      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis
2.40s     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
2.40s     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
2.40s     200     Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis     

2010.02   27.01.2010   Lions Israel      
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
4.60s     52     Yellow-legged Gull    Larus michahellis     

2012.01   20.03.2012   Diplomatic relations with China   2v set   
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
2s     174     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     

2012.02   26.06.2012   Birds of Israel   Prestige booklet   2002.01,2010.01

Black Stork Ciconia nigra Common Crane Grus grus Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
2.20s     64     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
2.20s     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
2.20s     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
2.40s     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
2.40s     200     Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis     
2.40s     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     

2012.03   12.12.2012   Wildlife hospital   2x3v sheet   
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
3s     78     Eastern Imperial Eagle    Aquila heliaca     

2013.01   02.04.2013   Vultures      
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
3s     78     Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus     
3s     78     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotos     
and     78     Egyptian Vulture    Neophron percnopterus     
3s     78     Griffon Vulture    Gyps fulvus     

2013.02   26.08.2013   Children's songs   12v sheet   
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
2s     223     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     

2015.01   14.04.2015   Memorial Day      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
2.20s     78     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

2016.01   13.09.2016   Israel - Bulgaria, bird migration      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
5s     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

2016.02   13.11.2016   Tourism in Jerusalem   2x5v sheet   
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
2.40s     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     

2016.03   13.11.2016   Tourism in Jerusalem   2x5v booklet   2016.02
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
2.40s     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     

2016.04   13.11.2016   King Solomon's ships      
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
5s     52     Yellow-legged Gull    Larus michahellis     MS

2019.01   05.03.2019   Birds in Israel      
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis European Roller Coracias garrulus
*     93     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
*     93     Blue-cheeked Bee-eater    Merops persicus     
*     93     Green Bee-eater    Merops orientalis     
*     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
*     88     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     

2019.02   08.05.2019   Joint issue with Singapore      
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
2.50s     227     Crimson Sunbird    Aethopyga siparaja     "Singapore"
and     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
7.40s     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     "Israel"
and     227     Crimson Sunbird    Aethopyga siparaja     

2019.03   16.07.2019   Tourism   3v set   
Common Crane Grus grus
2.50s     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     

2020.01   15.12.2020   Steinhardt Museum   3v set   
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
4.10s     10     Black Francolin    Francolinus francolinus     
4.10s     93     Green Bee-eater    Merops orientalis     
and     200     Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis     

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Location: Middle East
Population: 7.1 million
Climate: temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley

Birds: 534 species

Links:
Israel Post postal administration website
Israel bird checklist Avibase
List of birds of Israel Wikipedia
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