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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     21     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
200f     24     African Spoonbill    Platalea alba     
500f     64     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     

1962.01   Overprint EUROPA...      1961.01
Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
500f     64     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     

1962.02   Overprint LE MONDE...      1961.01
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus African Spoonbill Platalea alba
100f     21     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
200f     24     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     46     Common Crane    Grus grus     
50c     36     Rüppell's Vulture    Gyps rueppelli     
1f     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
1f     8     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
2f     159     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
2f     223     Variable Sunbird    Cinnyris venustus     
5f     62     Great Snipe    Gallinago media     
5f     8     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
10f     23     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
10f     11     Vulturine Guineafowl    Acryllium vulturinum     
15f     25     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
15f     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
20f     13     Red-legged Partridge    Alectoris rufa     
20f     227     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     
25f     37     Arabian Bustard    Ardeotis arabs     
25f     62     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     67     Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse    Pterocles lichtensteinii     
200f     31     Reed Cormorant    Microcarbo africanus     
500f     36     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     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
200f     25     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     23     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     24     African Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis aethiopicus     
and     23     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     
100u     23     Marabou Stork    Leptoptilos crumenifer     
200u     36     Long-crested Eagle    Lophaetus occipitalis     
and     36     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     44     Water Rail    Rallus aquaticus     
20u     46     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     

1981.01   17.12.1981   Birds of the Arguin      
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
2u     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
18u     21     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     240     Western Tanager    Piranga ludoviciana     
and     240     Scarlet Tanager    Piranga olivacea     
18u     64     Bonaparte's Gull    Chroicocephalus philadelphia     
19u     163     Blue Jay    Cyanocitta cristata     
44u     64     Black Skimmer    Rynchops niger     

1985.03   14.08.1985   Audubon      
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
100u     32     Anhinga    Anhinga anhinga     MS

1986.01   16.10.1986   Fishes and birds   4v set   
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
22u     24     Eurasian Spoonbill    Platalea leucorodia     
32u     64     Bridled Tern    Onychoprion anaethetus     

1987.01   15.12.1987   Fishes and birds   5v set   
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
18u     31     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
80u     64     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     64     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     
30u     25     Western Reef Heron    Egretta gularis     
and     24     Eurasian Spoonbill    Platalea leucorodia     
and     25     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
and     31     Reed Cormorant    Microcarbo africanus     
and     31     White-breasted Cormorant    Phalacrocorax lucidus     
and     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
and     64     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     
40u     64     Little Tern    Sternula albifrons     
and     64     Gull-billed Tern    Gelochelidon nilotica     
and     64     Royal Tern    Thalasseus maximus     
and     64     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     
and     64     Bridled Tern    Onychoprion anaethetus     
and     64     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     
50u     62     Dunlin    Calidris alpina     
and     62     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
and     56     Common Ringed Plover    Charadrius hiaticula     
and     62     Sanderling    Calidris alba     
and     62     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     
and     56     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     203     Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus     
220u     73     Rainforest Scops Owl    Otus rutilus     
220u     225     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     203     Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus     
220u     73     Rainforest Scops Owl    Otus rutilus     
220u     225     Nelicourvi Weaver    Ploceus nelicourvi     

2009.01   Fauna   4v set   
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
100u     64     Sandwich Tern    Thalasseus sandvicensis     
and     62     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     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
220u     25     Western Reef Heron    Egretta gularis     
370u     56     Grey Plover    Pluvialis squatarola     
440u     64     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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04.08.2017