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Bird stamps from Nigeria

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1961.01   01.01.1961   Definitives      
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata
1s     87     Yellow-casqued Hornbill    Ceratogymna elata     

1966.01   01.04.1966   Definitives      
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
2d     229     Red-headed Malimbe    Malimbus rubricollis     
and     229     Village Weaver    Ploceus cucullatus     

1966.02   02.05.1966   Definitives      
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
1½d     227     Splendid Sunbird    Cinnyris coccinigastrus     
6d     64     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
1s     90     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     
1s3d     32     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
    70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1966.03   17.10.1966   Definitives      
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
9d     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     

1971.01   22.06.1971   Definitives   'WEAVERS'   1966.01
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
2d     229     Red-headed Malimbe    Malimbus rubricollis     
and     229     Village Weaver    Ploceus cucullatus     

1971.02   Definitives   "N.S.P"   1966.02
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
6d     64     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
1s     90     Blue-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon malimbica     
1s3d     32     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     

1984.01   24.10.1984   Rare birds      
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus Double-spurred Spurfowl Pternistis bicalcaratus
10k     231     Pin-tailed Whydah    Vidua macroura     
25k     43     Spur-winged Lapwing    Vanellus spinosus     
30k     229     Northern Red Bishop    Euplectes franciscanus     
45k     10     Double-spurred Spurfowl    Pternistis bicalcaratus     

1990.01   08.11.1990   Wildlife   4v set   
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas
20k     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
1.50n     171     Grey-necked Rockfowl    Picathartes oreas     

1990.02   08.11.1990   Wildlife   4v sheet   1990.01
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas
20k     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
1.50n     171     Grey-necked Rockfowl    Picathartes oreas     

1993.01   Wildlife   4v set   
Blue Crane Grus paradisea
5n     32     Blue Crane    Grus paradisea     

1999.01   08.06.1999   FEPA   4v set   
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
30n     70     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

2001.01   15.06.2001   Definitives   8v set   
Sahel Paradise Whydah Vidua orientalis Fire-bellied Woodpecker Chloropicus pyrrhogaster
10n     231     Sahel Paradise Whydah    Vidua orientalis     
15n     102     Fire-bellied Woodpecker    Chloropicus pyrrhogaster     

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Location: Western Africa
Population: 138.2 million
Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
Terrain: southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north

Birds: 940 species. 4 endemic species.

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21.09.2020