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Mauritania
Bird stamps from Mauritania

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1961.01   30.06.1961   Definitives      
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus African Spoonbill Platalea alba Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
100f     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
200f     69     African Spoonbill    Platalea alba     
500f     52     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     

1962.01   Overprint EUROPA...      1961.01
Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
500f     52     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     

1962.02   Overprint LE MONDE...      1961.01
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus African Spoonbill Platalea alba
100f     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
200f     69     African Spoonbill    Platalea alba     

1963.01   07.09.1963   Postage due, birds      
Common Crane Grus grus Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Garganey Spatula querquedula Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus Great Snipe Gallinago media Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Black Stork Ciconia nigra Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum Grey Heron Ardea cinerea White Stork Ciconia ciconia Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs Little Stint Calidris minuta
50c     32     Common Crane    Grus grus     
50c     78     Rüppell's Vulture    Gyps rueppelli     
1f     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
1f     13     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
2f     161     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
2f     225     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     
5f     49     Great Snipe    Gallinago media     
5f     13     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
10f     64     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
10f     8     Vulturine Guineafowl    Acryllium vulturinum     
15f     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
15f     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
20f     10     Red-legged Partridge    Alectoris rufa     
20f     229     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     
25f     23     Arabian Bustard    Ardeotis arabs     
25f     49     Little Stint    Calidris minuta     

1964.01   03.02.1964   Birds      
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii Reed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates
100f     26     Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse    Pterocles lichtensteinii     
200f     67     Reed Cormorant    Microcarbo africanus     
500f     78     Dark Chanting Goshawk    Melierax metabates     

1967.01   03.04.1967   Birds      
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Great Egret Ardea alba Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
100f     32     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
200f     70     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
500f     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1973.01   29.01.1973   Overprint Apollo... on 1967.01      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
250f     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1976.01   28.06.1976   Zeppelin   6v set   
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
20u     64     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     

1976.02   20.09.1976   Mauritanian birds      
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
50u     69     African Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis aethiopicus     
and     64     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     
100u     64     Marabou Stork    Leptoptilos crumenifer     
200u     78     Long-crested Eagle    Lophaetus occipitalis     
and     78     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     

1978.01   28.02.1978   WWF   6v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
100u     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1978.02   01.11.1978   Philexafrique      1967.01
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
20u     30     Water Rail    Rallus aquaticus     
20u     32     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     

1981.01   17.12.1981   Birds of the Arguin      
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
2u     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
18u     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     

1985.01   09.04.1985   Anti-desertification campaign      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
14u     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1985.02   14.08.1985   Audubon      
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
14u     249     Western Tanager    Piranga ludoviciana     
and     249     Scarlet Tanager    Piranga olivacea     
18u     52     Bonaparte's Gull    Chroicocephalus philadelphia     
19u     165     Blue Jay    Cyanocitta cristata     
44u     52     Black Skimmer    Rynchops niger     

1985.03   14.08.1985   Audubon      
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
100u     68     Anhinga    Anhinga anhinga     MS

1986.01   16.10.1986   Fishes and birds   4v set   
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
22u     69     Eurasian Spoonbill    Platalea leucorodia     
32u     52     Bridled Tern    Onychoprion anaethetus     

1987.01   15.12.1987   Fishes and birds   5v set   
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
18u     67     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
80u     52     Royal Tern    Thalasseus maximus     

1994.01   Birds of Banc d'Arguin      
Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei Common Tern Sterna hirundo Dunlin Calidris alpina
10u     52     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     
30u     70     Western Reef Heron    Egretta gularis     
and     69     Eurasian Spoonbill    Platalea leucorodia     
and     70     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
and     67     Reed Cormorant    Microcarbo africanus     
and     67     White-breasted Cormorant    Phalacrocorax lucidus     
and     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
and     52     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     
40u     52     Little Tern    Sternula albifrons     
and     52     Gull-billed Tern    Gelochelidon nilotica     
and     52     Royal Tern    Thalasseus maximus     
and     52     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     
and     52     Bridled Tern    Onychoprion anaethetus     
and     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     
50u     49     Dunlin    Calidris alpina     
and     49     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
and     43     Common Ringed Plover    Charadrius hiaticula     
and     49     Sanderling    Calidris alba     
and     49     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     
and     43     Grey Plover    Pluvialis squatarola     

2000.01   05.11.2000   Birds of Madagascar   Sheet   

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Malagasy White-eye  Zosterops maderaspatanus Rainforest Scops Owl  Otus rutilus Nelicourvi Weaver  Ploceus nelicourvi
220u     205     Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus     
220u     80     Rainforest Scops Owl    Otus rutilus     
220u     227     Nelicourvi Weaver    Ploceus nelicourvi     

2000.02   05.11.2000   Birds of Madagascar   Strip, white frames   2000.01

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Malagasy White-eye  Zosterops maderaspatanus Rainforest Scops Owl  Otus rutilus Nelicourvi Weaver  Ploceus nelicourvi
220u     205     Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus     
220u     80     Rainforest Scops Owl    Otus rutilus     
220u     227     Nelicourvi Weaver    Ploceus nelicourvi     

2009.01   Fauna   4v set   
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
100u     52     Sandwich Tern    Thalasseus sandvicensis     
and     49     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     

2011.01   24.10.2011   Birds of Banc d'Arguin      
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
150u     73     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
220u     70     Western Reef Heron    Egretta gularis     
370u     43     Grey Plover    Pluvialis squatarola     
440u     52     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     

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Location: Northern Africa
Population: 3.3 million
Climate: desert; constantly hot, dry, dusty
Terrain: mostly barren, flat plains of the Sahara; some central hills

Birds: 559 species

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10.04.2020