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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1950.01   01.04.1950   Definitives      
Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes
5c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     
20c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     = 5c
60c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     = 5c

1959.01   04.09.1959   Somali water birds      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Black Stork Ciconia nigra Great Egret Ardea alba
5c     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
10c     23     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
15c     24     African Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis aethiopicus     
25c     28     Pink-backed Pelican    Pelecanus rufescens     
1.20s     23     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
2s     25     Great Egret    Ardea alba     

1960.01   07.04.1960   World refugee year   4v set   
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
1.50s     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

1965.01   01.11.1965   Somali flora and fauna   5v set   
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes
1s     21     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
1.30s     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     

1966.01   01.06.1966   Somali birds      
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli European Roller Coracias garrulus Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum
25c     83     Narina Trogon    Apaloderma narina     
35c     36     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
50c     36     Rüppell's Vulture    Gyps rueppelli     
1.30s     85     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     
2s     11     Vulturine Guineafowl    Acryllium vulturinum     

1968.01   01.11.1968   Birds      
Great Egret Ardea alba Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides Bruce's Green Pigeon Treron waalia Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea
35c     25     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
1s     90     Southern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicoides     
1.30s     68     Bruce's Green Pigeon    Treron waalia     
1.80s     225     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     

1980.01   30.07.1980   Birds   p 13½x14   
Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus louisae Red-naped Bushshrike Laniarius ruficeps
1s     141     Pygmy Batis    Batis perkeo     
2.25s     230     Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak    Rhynchostruthus louisae     
5s     142     Red-naped Bushshrike    Laniarius ruficeps     

1980.02   30.07.1980   Birds   Sheet, p 14x14½   1980.01

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Pygmy Batis  Batis perkeo Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak  Rhynchostruthus louisae Red-naped Bushshrike  Laniarius ruficeps
1s     141     Pygmy Batis    Batis perkeo     
2.25s     230     Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak    Rhynchostruthus louisae     
5s     142     Red-naped Bushshrike    Laniarius ruficeps     

1993.01   28.04.1993   Birds      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
200s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
500s     37     Kori Bustard    Ardeotis kori     
800s     36     White-backed Vulture    Gyps africanus     
1000s     36     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     
1500s     36     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
2000s     26     Hamerkop    Scopus umbretta     
2500s     36     Verreaux's Eagle    Aquila verreauxii     
3000s     34     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     

1994.01   Fauna and flora      
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
1000s     36     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

1998.01   22.12.1998   Flamingo      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
200s     21     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
400s     21     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
3300s     21     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1998.02   22.12.1998   Flamingo      
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
2600s     21     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     MS

1999.01   28.05.1999   Parrots      
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Palm Cockatoo Probosciger aterrimus
100s     108     Rainbow Lorikeet    Trichoglossus moluccanus     
500s     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
3000s     106     Palm Cockatoo    Probosciger aterrimus     

1999.02   28.05.1999   Parrots      
Josephine's Lorikeet Charmosyna josefinae
3300s     108     Josephine's Lorikeet    Charmosyna josefinae     MS

2001.01   02.07.2001   Penguins      
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae African Penguin Spheniscus demersus King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome
200s     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     
300s     15     African Penguin    Spheniscus demersus     
400s     15     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     
3300s     15     Southern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes chrysocome     

2001.02   02.07.2001   Penguins      
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
3200s     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     MS

Somalia map

Location: Eastern Africa
Population: 9.5 million
Climate: principally desert
Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plateau rising to hills in north

Birds: 727 species. 8 endemic species.

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24.07.2018