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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1960.01   25.07.1960   Fauna protection      
Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
1f     48     Black Crowned Crane    Balearica pavonina     
2f     48     Black Crowned Crane    Balearica pavonina     = 1f
5f     24     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
7f     24     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     = 5f
50f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
60f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     = 50f

1961.01   18.12.1961   Fauna protection      
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
200f     95     Northern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicus     

1967.01   08.02.1967   Birds      
Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Yellow-crowned Gonolek Laniarius barbarus
1f     98     Northern Red-billed Hornbill    Tockus erythrorhynchus     
2f     92     Pied Kingfisher    Ceryle rudis     
30f     144     Yellow-crowned Gonolek    Laniarius barbarus     

1967.02   18.11.1967   Birds      
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
45f     222     Little Weaver    Ploceus luteolus     
70f     69     Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse    Pterocles exustus     

1968.01   26.04.1968   Birds      
Splendid Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
250f     213     Splendid Starling    Lamprotornis splendidus     

1968.02   26.09.1968   Birds   "Postes 1968"   
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
10f     92     Woodland Kingfisher    Halcyon senegalensis     
15f     76     Senegal Coucal    Centropus senegalensis     

1968.03   15.11.1968   Birds   "Postes 1968"   
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
5f     98     African Grey Hornbill    Tockus nasutus     
20f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25f     90     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
50f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1969.01   06.01.1969   Birds   "Postes 1968"   
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
100f     213     Violet-backed Starling    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster     

1970.01   09.12.1970   Birds      
Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
40f     222     Northern Red Bishop    Euplectes franciscanus     

1971.01   04.01.1971   Birds   "Postes 1970"   1968.02-3
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
5f     98     African Grey Hornbill    Tockus nasutus     
10f     92     Woodland Kingfisher    Halcyon senegalensis     
15f     76     Senegal Coucal    Centropus senegalensis     
20f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     

1971.02   17.08.1971   Birds   "Postes 1971"   
Sahel Paradise Whydah Vidua orientalis
35f     224     Sahel Paradise Whydah    Vidua orientalis     

1972.01   31.07.1972   Birds   "Postes 1972"   1968.03
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
50f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1972.02   23.11.1972   Fables of Jean de la Fountaine   3v set   
Northern Raven Corvus corax
25f     162     Northern Raven    Corvus corax     

1975.01   Birds   "Postes 1975"   1968.03, 1969.01
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
25f     90     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
100f     213     Violet-backed Starling    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster     

1977.01   18.03.1977   Fauna protection   2v set   
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
80f     24     Marabou Stork    Leptoptilos crumenifer     

1978.01   Birds   "Postes 1978"   1968.03
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
50f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1978.02   Birds   "Postes"   1971.02
Sahel Paradise Whydah Vidua orientalis
35f     224     Sahel Paradise Whydah    Vidua orientalis     Blue

1978.03   01.11.1978   Philexafrique      1960.01
Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
100f     48     Black Crowned Crane    Balearica pavonina     
100f     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

1978.04   20.11.1978   WWF   6v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
50f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1981.01   17.03.1981   Animals   6v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs
10f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
30f     39     Arabian Bustard    Ardeotis arabs     

1981.02   Birds      1967.02
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
65f     222     Little Weaver    Ploceus luteolus     

1983.01   30.03.1983   Raphael   8v set   
Common Crane Grus grus
65f     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     

1985.01   06.02.1985   Audubon      
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
110f     57     Black-necked Stilt    Himantopus mexicanus     
140f     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
200f     68     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
350f     66     Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea     

1985.02   01.07.1985   Vegetation protection   5v set   
Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
210f     221     Sudan Golden Sparrow    Passer luteus     
390f     222     Red-billed Quelea    Quelea quelea     

1996.01   Birds   "Postes 1996" at top   1968.03
5f     98     African Grey Hornbill    Tockus nasutus     
15f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25f     90     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
35f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1996.02   Birds   "Postes 1996" at the bottom   1968.03
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
5f     98     African Grey Hornbill    Tockus nasutus     
15f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25f     90     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
35f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1996.03   10.04.1996   Scouts, Rotary   4v set   
Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina
900f     48     Black Crowned Crane    Balearica pavonina     

1996.04   10.04.1996   Scouts, Rotary      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
2000f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     MS

1997.01   07.01.1997   Rally Dakar-Agadès-Dakar   4v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
175f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     p 13½

1997.02   07.01.1997   Rally Dakar-Agadès-Dakar   4v sheet   1997.01
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
175f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     p 12¾

1997.03   Birds   "Postes 1997"   1968.03
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
5f     98     African Grey Hornbill    Tockus nasutus     
15f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25f     90     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
35f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1998.01   Animals of the world, Rotary   9v sheet   
Sarus Crane Grus antigone Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps
180f     48     Sarus Crane    Grus antigone     
180f     78     Northern Saw-whet Owl    Aegolius acadicus     
180f     39     Great Indian Bustard    Ardeotis nigriceps     

1998.02   Italia 98      1998.01
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
500f     78     Northern Saw-whet Owl    Aegolius acadicus     MS

1998.03   Animals of the world, Penguins   Sheet   

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Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri Adelie Penguin  Pygoscelis adeliae Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri King Penguin  Aptenodytes patagonicus Emperor Penguin  Aptenodytes forsteri
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
300f     16     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
300f     16     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     
300f     16     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     

1998.04   06.07.1998   Scouts, birds and flowers   4v sheet   
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi Orange-breasted Waxbill Amandava subflava
400f     234     Cinnamon-breasted Bunting    Emberiza tahapisi     
400f     223     Orange-breasted Waxbill    Amandava subflava     

1998.05   06.07.1998   Scouts, birds and butterflies   4v sheet   
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
450f     216     European Pied Flycatcher    Ficedula hypoleuca     
450f     220     Scarlet-chested Sunbird    Chalcomitra senegalensis     

1998.06   02.09.1998   Raptors   Sheet   

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Verreaux's Eagle  Aquila verreauxii Long-eared Owl  Asio otus Eurasian Eagle-Owl  Bubo bubo Northern Hawk-Owl  Surnia ulula Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeus Lanner Falcon  Falco biarmicus
300f     37     Verreaux's Eagle    Aquila verreauxii     
300f     78     Long-eared Owl    Asio otus     
300f     78     Eurasian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bubo     
300f     78     Northern Hawk-Owl    Surnia ulula     
300f     78     Short-eared Owl    Asio flammeus     
300f     38     Lanner Falcon    Falco biarmicus     

1998.07   Birds      1968.03
5f     98     African Grey Hornbill    Tockus nasutus     
15f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
25f     90     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     
35f     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1998.08   Animals of the world, Parrots   Sheet   

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Chattering Lory  Lorius garrulus Black-headed Parrot  Pionites melanocephalus Eclectus Parrot  Eclectus roratus Chestnut-fronted Macaw  Ara severus Blue-and-yellow Macaw  Ara ararauna Military Macaw  Ara militaris Sun Parakeet  Aratinga solstitialis Eastern Rosella  Platycercus eximius Red-crowned Amazon  Amazona viridigenalis
500f     73     Chattering Lory    Lorius garrulus     
500f     73     Black-headed Parrot    Pionites melanocephalus     
500f     73     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     
500f     73     Chestnut-fronted Macaw    Ara severus     
500f     73     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
500f     73     Military Macaw    Ara militaris     
500f     73     Sun Parakeet    Aratinga solstitialis     
500f     73     Eastern Rosella    Platycercus eximius     
500f     73     Red-crowned Amazon    Amazona viridigenalis     

1999.01   02.12.1999   Birds and ancient relics   Sheet   

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Egyptian Vulture  Neophron percnopterus Common Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus Great Spotted Cuckoo  Clamator glandarius European Turtle Dove  Streptopelia turtur
400f     37     Egyptian Vulture    Neophron percnopterus     
400f     76     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     
400f     76     Great Spotted Cuckoo    Clamator glandarius     
400f     70     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     

2000.01   20.06.2000   Birds      1968.03
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
150f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     

2000.02   27.10.2000   Birds of Africa   Sheet   

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Shoebill  Balaeniceps rex Northern Red Bishop  Euplectes franciscanus Golden-breasted Starling  Lamprotornis regius Trumpeter Hornbill  Bycanistes bucinator Cuckoo-finch  Anomalospiza imberbis Crimson-breasted Shrike  Laniarius atrococcineus
225f     28     Shoebill    Balaeniceps rex     
225f     222     Northern Red Bishop    Euplectes franciscanus     
225f     213     Golden-breasted Starling    Lamprotornis regius     
225f     98     Trumpeter Hornbill    Bycanistes bucinator     
225f     224     Cuckoo-finch    Anomalospiza imberbis     
225f     144     Crimson-breasted Shrike    Laniarius atrococcineus     

2000.03   27.10.2000   Prehistoric animals   6v sheet   
Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica
225f     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     

2002.01   16.05.2002   Raptors   Sheet   

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Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus Lanner Falcon  Falco biarmicus Andean Condor  Vultur gryphus
530f     38     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
530f     38     Lanner Falcon    Falco biarmicus     
530f     34     Andean Condor    Vultur gryphus     

2002.02   16.05.2002   Raptors      2002.01

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Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus Lanner Falcon  Falco biarmicus Andean Condor  Vultur gryphus
530f     38     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     MS
530f     38     Lanner Falcon    Falco biarmicus     MS
530f     34     Andean Condor    Vultur gryphus     MS

2007.01   09.11.2007   Fauna   3v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
600f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

2013.01   01.03.2013   Pigeons   Sheet   
Bruce's Green Pigeon Treron waalia Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea African Olive Pigeon Columba arquatrix
750f     70     Bruce's Green Pigeon    Treron waalia     
750f     70     Namaqua Dove    Oena capensis     
750f     70     Speckled Pigeon    Columba guinea     
750f     70     African Olive Pigeon    Columba arquatrix     

2013.02   01.03.2013   Pigeons      
Bruce's Green Pigeon Treron waalia
2500f     70     Bruce's Green Pigeon    Treron waalia     MS

2013.03   01.03.2013   Birds of prey   Sheet   
Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina
750f     37     Brown Snake Eagle    Circaetus cinereus     
750f     37     Booted Eagle    Hieraaetus pennatus     
750f     37     Tawny Eagle    Aquila rapax     
750f     37     Lesser Spotted Eagle    Clanga pomarina     

2013.04   01.03.2013   Birds of prey      
 Not identified
2500f              Not identified     MS

2013.05   01.03.2013   Buffalos      
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
2500f     214     Yellow-billed Oxpecker    Buphagus africanus     MS

2013.06   01.03.2013   Owls   Sheet   
Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis Northern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis leucotis
750f     78     Pel's Fishing Owl    Scotopelia peli     
750f     78     Pearl-spotted Owlet    Glaucidium perlatum     
750f     78     African Scops Owl    Otus senegalensis     
750f     78     Northern White-faced Owl    Ptilopsis leucotis     

2013.07   01.03.2013   Owls      
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus
2500f     78     Pharaoh Eagle-Owl    Bubo ascalaphus     MS

2013.08   01.03.2013   Parrots   Sheet   
Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
750f     73     Cape Parrot    Poicephalus robustus     
750f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
750f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
750f     73     Rose-ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri     
and     73     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     

2013.09   01.03.2013   Parrots      
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
2500f     73     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     MS

2013.10   01.03.2013   Sunbirds   Sheet   
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis Pygmy Sunbird Hedydipna platura Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
750f     220     Scarlet-chested Sunbird    Chalcomitra senegalensis     
750f     220     Pygmy Sunbird    Hedydipna platura     
750f     220     Beautiful Sunbird    Cinnyris pulchellus     
750f     220     Copper Sunbird    Cinnyris cupreus     

2013.11   01.03.2013   Sunbirds      
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus
2500f     220     Splendid Sunbird    Cinnyris coccinigastrus     MS

2013.12   01.03.2013   Herons   Sheet   
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
750f     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
750f     26     Cinnamon Bittern    Ixobrychus cinnamomeus     
750f     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
750f     26     Goliath Heron    Ardea goliath     

2013.13   01.03.2013   Herons      
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
2500f     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     MS

2013.14   01.07.2013   Owls and mushrooms   Sheet   
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
750f     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
750f     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
750f     78     Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus     
750f     78     Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus     

2013.15   01.07.2013   Owls and mushrooms   Sheet   2013.14
750f     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
750f     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

2013.16   01.07.2013   Owls and mushrooms   Sheet   2013.14
750f     78     Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus     
750f     78     Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus     

2013.17   01.07.2013   Owls and mushrooms      2013.14
750f     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     MS
750f     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     MS
750f     78     Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus     MS
750f     78     Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus     MS

2013.18   30.09.2013   Birds   Sheet   
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica Golden Nightjar Caprimulgus eximius Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea
750f     92     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     
750f     82     Golden Nightjar    Caprimulgus eximius     
and     181     Bar-tailed Lark    Ammomanes cinctura     
750f     27     Hamerkop    Scopus umbretta     
750f     75     Violet Turaco    Musophaga violacea     

2013.19   30.09.2013   Birds      
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
2500f     92     Striped Kingfisher    Halcyon chelicuti     MS

2013.20   20.12.2013   Climate change      
2500f     16     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     MS

Niger map

Location: Western Africa
Population: 10 million
Climate: desert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south
Terrain: predominately desert plains and sand dunes; flat to rolling plains in south; hills in north

Birds: 529 species

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