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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1968.01   13.11.1968   Birds      
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Livingstone's Turaco Tauraco livingstonii
1d     225     Scarlet-chested Sunbird    Chalcomitra senegalensis     
2d     218     Violet-backed Starling    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster     
3d     221     White-browed Robin-Chat    Cossypha heuglini     
4d     228     Red-billed Firefinch    Lagonosticta senegala     
6d     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
9d     227     Yellow Bishop    Euplectes capensis     
1s     93     Southern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicoides     
1s6d     145     Grey-headed Bushshrike    Malaconotus blanchoti     
2s     229     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     
3s     164     African Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone viridis     
5s     78     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
10s     64     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
    70     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     
    22     Livingstone's Turaco    Tauraco livingstonii     

1970.01   18.03.1970   Overprint Rand Easter Show 1970 on 1968.01      
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
1s6d     145     Grey-headed Bushshrike    Malaconotus blanchoti     

1970.02   02.09.1970   Surcharge on 1968.01      
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea
10t     93     Southern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicoides     
20t     229     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     

1971.01   08.02.1971   Overprint Special United... on 1968.01      
African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
30t     164     African Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone viridis     

1971.02   15.02.1971   Currency      
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
3t     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
and     229     Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua obtusa     
8t     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     = 3t
and     229     Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua obtusa     
15t     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     = 3t
and     229     Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua obtusa     
30t     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     = 3t
and     229     Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua obtusa     

1975.01   19.02.1975   Birds   With wmk   
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus Blue Quail Excalfactoria adansonii Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus Garganey Spatula querquedula White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata African Green Pigeon Treron calvus
1t     49     African Snipe    Gallinago nigripennis     
2t     26     Double-banded Sandgrouse    Pterocles bicinctus     
3t     10     Blue Quail    Excalfactoria adansonii     
5t     10     Red-necked Spurfowl    Pternistis afer     
8t     10     Harlequin Quail    Coturnix delegorguei     
10t     13     Spur-winged Goose    Plectropterus gambensis     
15t     23     Denham's Bustard    Neotis denhami     
20t     13     Knob-billed Duck    Sarkidiornis melanotos     
30t     8     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
50t     13     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     
1k     13     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
2k     13     White-faced Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna viduata     
4k     27     African Green Pigeon    Treron calvus     

1975.02   01.10.1975   Birds   No wmk   1975.01
3t     10     Blue Quail    Excalfactoria adansonii     
10t     13     Spur-winged Goose    Plectropterus gambensis     
15t     23     Denham's Bustard    Neotis denhami     
2k     13     White-faced Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna viduata     

1975.03   09.12.1975   Overprint 10th ACP... on 1975.01      
African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus
50t     13     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     

1976.01   22.10.1976   Overprint Blantyre... on 1975.01      
Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
15t     23     Denham's Bustard    Neotis denhami     
30t     8     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1980.01   23.02.1980   Rotary   4v set   
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
5t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     p 13½

1980.02   23.02.1980   Rotary   4v sheet   1980.01
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
5t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     p 14x14½

1980.03   10.11.1980   Christmas   4v set   
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
1k     90     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     

1981.01   04.02.1981   Wildlife   4v set   
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
20t     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1982.01   15.03.1982   National parks   4v set   
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
1k     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     

1983.01   04.04.1983   Raphael   3v set   
Common Crane Grus grus
20t     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     

1983.02   11.07.1983   African Fish Eagle   Strip   
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
30t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
30t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
30t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
30t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
30t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

1985.01   01.08.1985   Audubon   Upright wmk   
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi
7t     102     Stierling's Woodpecker    Dendropicos stierlingi     
15t     228     Lesser Seedcracker    Pyrenestes minor     
20t     221     East Coast Akalat    Sheppardia gunningi     
1k     93     Böhm's Bee-eater    Merops boehmi     

1985.02   01.08.1985   Audubon   Sheet, sideways wmk   1985.01
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi
7t     102     Stierling's Woodpecker    Dendropicos stierlingi     
15t     228     Lesser Seedcracker    Pyrenestes minor     
20t     221     East Coast Akalat    Sheppardia gunningi     
1k     93     Böhm's Bee-eater    Merops boehmi     

1987.01   16.02.1987   WWF   Cock wmk   
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata Wattled Crane Grus carunculata Wattled Crane Grus carunculata Wattled Crane Grus carunculata
8t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     
15t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     
20t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     
75t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     

1987.02   24.08.1987   Hippopotamus   4v set   
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
1k     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1987.03   24.08.1987   Hippopotamus   4v sheet   1987.02
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
1k     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1988.01   25.07.1988   Birds      
Evergreen Forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla Moustached Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius Black-fronted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus nigrifrons White-tailed Crested Flycatcher Elminia albonotata Green Barbet Stactolaema olivacea Lemon Dove Columba larvata Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
1t     197     Evergreen Forest Warbler    Bradypterus lopezi     
2t     195     Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler    Phylloscopus ruficapilla     
5t     100     Moustached Tinkerbird    Pogoniulus leucomystax     
7t     218     Waller's Starling    Onychognathus walleri     
8t     234     Oriole Finch    Linurgus olivaceus     
10t     221     White-starred Robin    Pogonocichla stellata     
15t     83     Bar-tailed Trogon    Apaloderma vittatum     
20t     228     Green Twinspot    Mandingoa nitidula     
30t     152     Grey Cuckooshrike    Ceblepyris caesius     
40t     145     Black-fronted Bushshrike    Chlorophoneus nigrifrons     
50t     180     White-tailed Crested Flycatcher    Elminia albonotata     
75t     100     Green Barbet    Stactolaema olivacea     
1k     27     Lemon Dove    Columba larvata     
2k     87     Silvery-cheeked Hornbill    Bycanistes brevis     
4k     78     Crowned Eagle    Stephanoaetus coronatus     

1988.02   03.10.1988   Birds      
Anchieta's Sunbird Anthreptes anchietae
10k     225     Anchieta's Sunbird    Anthreptes anchietae     

1988.03   16.10.1988   WWF   Crown wmk   1987.01
8t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     
15t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     
20t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     
75t     32     Wattled Crane    Grus carunculata     

1992.01   07.04.1992   Birds   Sheet   

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Southern Red Bishop  Euplectes orix Lesser Striped Swallow  Cecropis abyssinica Long-crested Eagle  Lophaetus occipitalis Lilac-breasted Roller  Coracias caudatus African Paradise Flycatcher  Terpsiphone viridis White-fronted Bee-eater  Merops bullockoides White-winged Tern  Chlidonias leucopterus African Firefinch  Lagonosticta rubricata White-browed Robin-Chat  Cossypha heuglini African Fish Eagle  Haliaeetus vocifer Malachite Kingfisher  Corythornis cristatus Lesser Masked Weaver  Ploceus intermedius Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Variable Sunbird  Cinnyris venustus Lesser Flamingo  Phoeniconaias minor Grey Crowned Crane  Balearica regulorum African Pitta  Pitta angolensis African Darter  Anhinga rufa White-faced Whistling Duck  Dendrocygna viduata African Pied Wagtail  Motacilla aguimp
75t     227     Southern Red Bishop    Euplectes orix     
75t     187     Lesser Striped Swallow    Cecropis abyssinica     
75t     78     Long-crested Eagle    Lophaetus occipitalis     
75t     88     Lilac-breasted Roller    Coracias caudatus     
75t     164     African Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone viridis     
75t     93     White-fronted Bee-eater    Merops bullockoides     
75t     52     White-winged Tern    Chlidonias leucopterus     
75t     228     African Firefinch    Lagonosticta rubricata     
75t     221     White-browed Robin-Chat    Cossypha heuglini     
75t     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
75t     90     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     
75t     227     Lesser Masked Weaver    Ploceus intermedius     
75t     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
75t     225     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     
75t     35     Lesser Flamingo    Phoeniconaias minor     
75t     32     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
75t     114     African Pitta    Pitta angolensis     
75t     68     African Darter    Anhinga rufa     
75t     13     White-faced Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna viduata     
75t     232     African Pied Wagtail    Motacilla aguimp     

1995.01   01.10.1995   Birds      1988.01
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
10k     221     White-starred Robin    Pogonocichla stellata     

1997.01   06.10.1997   Rotary   4v set   
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
3k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

2003.01   10.11.2003   Birds of Africa   Sheet   
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Yellow-collared Lovebird Agapornis personatus Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli
50k     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
50k     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
50k     78     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
50k     78     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     
50k     108     Yellow-collared Lovebird    Agapornis personatus     
50k     80     Pel's Fishing Owl    Scotopelia peli     

2003.02   10.11.2003   Birds of Africa      
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
180k     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     MS

2004.01   11.10.2004   SAPOA   Sheet   

African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus Blue Crane Grus paradisea Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
15k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
15k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
15k     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
15k     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
15k     22     Purple-crested Turaco    Tauraco porphyreolophus     
15k     32     Blue Crane    Grus paradisea     
15k     83     Bar-tailed Trogon    Apaloderma vittatum     
15k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

2007.01   09.10.2007   SAPOA   5v sheet   
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
55k     219     Yellow-billed Oxpecker    Buphagus africanus     

2009.01   30.09.2009   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   
Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     

2009.02   30.09.2009   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   2009.01
Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     
115k     108     Lilian's Lovebird    Agapornis lilianae     

2014.01   25.04.2014   Lake Malawi   10v set   
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
450k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
860k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

2016.01   27.05.2016   Birds of Malawi   Sheet   
House Sparrow Passer domesticus African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
200k     226     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     
400k     24     African Emerald Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx cupreus     
500k     225     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     
700k     24     Klaas's Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx klaas     
730k     228     Blue Waxbill    Uraeginthus angolensis     
870k     90     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     

2016.02   27.05.2016   Birds of Malawi      
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas Northern Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
350k     226     House Sparrow    Passer domesticus     MS
350k     90     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     MS
350k     93     Böhm's Bee-eater    Merops boehmi     MS
350k     225     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     MS
350k     225     Collared Sunbird    Hedydipna collaris     MS
350k     24     Klaas's Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx klaas     MS
350k     205     Northern Yellow White-eye    Zosterops senegalensis     MS

2016.03   Overprint on 1988.01      
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri Green Barbet Stactolaema olivacea
520k     218     Waller's Starling    Onychognathus walleri     
815k     100     Green Barbet    Stactolaema olivacea     

2017.01   01.07.2017   Overprint on 1988.01      
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius Lemon Dove Columba larvata Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis White-tailed Crested Flycatcher Elminia albonotata
600k     152     Grey Cuckooshrike    Ceblepyris caesius     
600k     27     Lemon Dove    Columba larvata     
600k     87     Silvery-cheeked Hornbill    Bycanistes brevis     
900k     180     White-tailed Crested Flycatcher    Elminia albonotata     

2018.01   10.05.2018   Overprint on 1988.01      
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula Black-fronted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus nigrifrons
600k     234     Oriole Finch    Linurgus olivaceus     
600k     228     Green Twinspot    Mandingoa nitidula     
900k     145     Black-fronted Bushshrike    Chlorophoneus nigrifrons     

2018.02   04.06.2018   Malawi indigenous birds   Sheet   
Pied Crow Corvus albus Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
700k     165     Pied Crow    Corvus albus     
700k     232     Mountain Wagtail    Motacilla clara     
700k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
700k     221     White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher    Melaenornis fischeri     
700k     71     Hamerkop    Scopus umbretta     
700k     90     Pied Kingfisher    Ceryle rudis     

2018.03   04.06.2018   Malawi indigenous birds      
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
450k     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     MS
450k     71     Hamerkop    Scopus umbretta     MS
450k     78     Western Marsh Harrier    Circus aeruginosus     MS
450k     21     Ruby-throated Hummingbird    Archilochus colubris     MS
450k     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     MS
450k     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     MS

2018.04   03.12.2018   Vultures   Sheet   
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
700k     78     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotos     
700k     78     White-rumped Vulture    Gyps bengalensis     
700k     78     Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus     
700k     78     White-backed Vulture    Gyps africanus     
700k     78     Rüppell's Vulture    Gyps rueppelli     
700k     78     Griffon Vulture    Gyps fulvus     

2018.05   03.12.2018   Vultures      
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
450k     78     Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus     MS
450k     78     White-backed Vulture    Gyps africanus     MS
450k     78     White-rumped Vulture    Gyps bengalensis     MS
450k     78     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotos     MS
450k     78     Hooded Vulture    Necrosyrtes monachus     MS

2019.01   27.04.2019   Wildlife   6v sheet   
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
700k     219     Yellow-billed Oxpecker    Buphagus africanus     

2019.02   08.10.2019   Domesticated birds   6v sheet   
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Rock Dove Columba livia
700k     10     Common Quail    Coturnix coturnix     
700k     8     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
700k     10     Wild Turkey    Meleagris gallopavo     
700k     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     

2019.03   08.10.2019   Domesticated birds      
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Rock Dove Columba livia
450k     10     Common Quail    Coturnix coturnix     MS
450k     8     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     MS
450k     10     Wild Turkey    Meleagris gallopavo     MS
450k     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     MS

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Location: Southern Africa
Population: 13.9 million
Climate: sub-tropical; rainy season; dry season
Terrain: narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains

Birds: 694 species

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31.01.2020