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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1979.01   13.12.1979   Birds      
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot Loriculus beryllinus Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush Myophonus blighi Sri Lanka Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata Yellow-fronted Barbet Megalaima flavifrons Yellow-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus penicillatus
10c     163     Sri Lanka Blue Magpie    Urocissa ornata     
15c     108     Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot    Loriculus beryllinus     
75c     219     Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush    Myophonus blighi     
1r     14     Sri Lanka Spurfowl    Galloperdix bicalcarata     
5r     101     Yellow-fronted Barbet    Megalaima flavifrons     
10r     184     Yellow-eared Bulbul    Pycnonotus penicillatus     

1979.02   13.12.1979   Birds   Sheet   1979.01

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Sri Lanka Blue Magpie  Urocissa ornata Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot  Loriculus beryllinus Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush  Myophonus blighi Sri Lanka Spurfowl  Galloperdix bicalcarata Yellow-fronted Barbet  Megalaima flavifrons Yellow-eared Bulbul  Pycnonotus penicillatus
10c     163     Sri Lanka Blue Magpie    Urocissa ornata     
15c     108     Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot    Loriculus beryllinus     
75c     219     Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush    Myophonus blighi     
1r     14     Sri Lanka Spurfowl    Galloperdix bicalcarata     
5r     101     Yellow-fronted Barbet    Megalaima flavifrons     
10r     184     Yellow-eared Bulbul    Pycnonotus penicillatus     

1983.01   15.12.1983   Birds      
Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon Columba torringtoniae Sri Lanka White-eye Zosterops ceylonensis Dull-blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordidus Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos
25c     69     Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon    Columba torringtoniae     
35c     203     Sri Lanka White-eye    Zosterops ceylonensis     
2r     219     Dull-blue Flycatcher    Eumyias sordidus     
20r     72     Green-billed Coucal    Centropus chlororhynchos     

1983.02   15.12.1983   Birds   Sheet   1983.01

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Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon  Columba torringtoniae Sri Lanka White-eye  Zosterops ceylonensis Dull-blue Flycatcher  Eumyias sordidus Green-billed Coucal  Centropus chlororhynchos
25c     69     Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon    Columba torringtoniae     
35c     203     Sri Lanka White-eye    Zosterops ceylonensis     
2r     219     Dull-blue Flycatcher    Eumyias sordidus     
20r     72     Green-billed Coucal    Centropus chlororhynchos     

1986.01   10.03.1986   Surcharge on 1983.01      
7r     203     Sri Lanka White-eye    Zosterops ceylonensis     

1987.01   18.05.1987   Birds      
Layard's Parakeet Psittacula calthrapae Legge's Flowerpecker Dicaeum vincens White-faced Starling Sturnornis albofrontatus Orange-billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens
50c     108     Layard's Parakeet    Psittacula calthrapae     "1987"
1r     222     Legge's Flowerpecker    Dicaeum vincens     "1987"
5r     216     White-faced Starling    Sturnornis albofrontatus     "1987"
10r     201     Orange-billed Babbler    Turdoides rufescens     "1987"

1987.02   18.05.1987   Birds   Sheet   1987.01

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Layard's Parakeet  Psittacula calthrapae Legge's Flowerpecker  Dicaeum vincens White-faced Starling  Sturnornis albofrontatus Orange-billed Babbler  Turdoides rufescens
50c     108     Layard's Parakeet    Psittacula calthrapae     "1987"
1r     222     Legge's Flowerpecker    Dicaeum vincens     "1987"
5r     216     White-faced Starling    Sturnornis albofrontatus     "1987"
10r     201     Orange-billed Babbler    Turdoides rufescens     "1987"

1988.01   28.09.1988   Birds      1983.01
Sri Lanka White-eye Zosterops ceylonensis
7r     203     Sri Lanka White-eye    Zosterops ceylonensis     

1989.01   Imprint 1989 on 1987.01      
1r     222     Legge's Flowerpecker    Dicaeum vincens     

1989.02   10.11.1989   First moon landing      
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
75c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
1r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
2r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
5.75r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

1989.03   10.11.1989   First moon landing   Sheet   1989.02
75c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
1r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
2r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
5.75r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     

1990.01   Imprint 1990 on 1987.01      
10r     201     Orange-billed Babbler    Turdoides rufescens     

1990.02   09.10.1990   Birds   No date imprint   1987.01
10r     201     Orange-billed Babbler    Turdoides rufescens     

1991.01   27.02.1991   Birds   No date imprint   1987.01
5r     216     White-faced Starling    Sturnornis albofrontatus     

1992.01   01.12.1992   Surcharge on 1979.01      
2r     163     Sri Lanka Blue Magpie    Urocissa ornata     

1993.01   14.07.1993   Birds      
Ashy-headed Laughingthrush Garrulax cinereifrons Brown-capped Babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillus Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus Sri Lanka Hill Myna Gracula ptilogenys
3r     201     Ashy-headed Laughingthrush    Garrulax cinereifrons     
4r     200     Brown-capped Babbler    Pellorneum fuscocapillus     
5r     72     Red-faced Malkoha    Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus     
10r     216     Sri Lanka Hill Myna    Gracula ptilogenys     

1993.02   14.07.1993   Birds   Sheet   1993.01

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Ashy-headed Laughingthrush  Garrulax cinereifrons Brown-capped Babbler  Pellorneum fuscocapillus Red-faced Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus Sri Lanka Hill Myna  Gracula ptilogenys
3r     201     Ashy-headed Laughingthrush    Garrulax cinereifrons     
4r     200     Brown-capped Babbler    Pellorneum fuscocapillus     
5r     72     Red-faced Malkoha    Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus     
10r     216     Sri Lanka Hill Myna    Gracula ptilogenys     

2000.01   18.09.2000   Nature conservation and hotel industry      
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
10r     91     Chestnut-headed Bee-eater    Merops leschenaulti     

2001.01   18.10.2001   Save the ozone layer      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
13.50r     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2003.01   27.09.2003   Resident birds of Sri Lanka   Sheet   

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Black-necked Stork  Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Purple Swamphen  Porphyrio porphyrio Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea White-throated Kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis Black-crowned Night Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax Orange Minivet  Pericrocotus flammeus White-rumped Shama  Copsychus malabaricus Malabar Trogon  Harpactes fasciatus Asian Paradise Flycatcher  Terpsiphone paradisi Green Bee-eater  Merops orientalis Brown Wood Owl  Strix leptogrammica Crested Serpent Eagle  Spilornis cheela Crested Goshawk  Accipiter trivirgatus Jungle Owlet  Glaucidium radiatum Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle  Lophotriorchis kienerii Chestnut Munia  Lonchura atricapilla Sri Lanka Green Pigeon  Treron pompadora Plum-headed Parakeet  Psittacula cyanocephala Coppersmith Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala Common Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica Blue-faced Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus viridirostris Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler  Pomatorhinus melanurus Painted Francolin  Francolinus pictus Black-rumped Flameback  Dinopium benghalense Malabar Pied Hornbill  Anthracoceros coronatus
4.50r     24     Black-necked Stork    Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus     
4.50r     45     Purple Swamphen    Porphyrio porphyrio     
4.50r     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
4.50r     88     White-throated Kingfisher    Halcyon smyrnensis     
4.50r     26     Black-crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax     
4.50r     151     Orange Minivet    Pericrocotus flammeus     
4.50r     219     White-rumped Shama    Copsychus malabaricus     
4.50r     84     Malabar Trogon    Harpactes fasciatus     
4.50r     162     Asian Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone paradisi     
4.50r     91     Green Bee-eater    Merops orientalis     
4.50r     74     Brown Wood Owl    Strix leptogrammica     
4.50r     37     Crested Serpent Eagle    Spilornis cheela     
4.50r     37     Crested Goshawk    Accipiter trivirgatus     
4.50r     74     Jungle Owlet    Glaucidium radiatum     
4.50r     37     Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle    Lophotriorchis kienerii     
4.50r     226     Chestnut Munia    Lonchura atricapilla     
4.50r     69     Sri Lanka Green Pigeon    Treron pompadora     
4.50r     108     Plum-headed Parakeet    Psittacula cyanocephala     
4.50r     101     Coppersmith Barbet    Megalaima haemacephala     
4.50r     69     Common Emerald Dove    Chalcophaps indica     
4.50r     72     Blue-faced Malkoha    Phaenicophaeus viridirostris     
4.50r     199     Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler    Pomatorhinus melanurus     
4.50r     14     Painted Francolin    Francolinus pictus     
4.50r     104     Black-rumped Flameback    Dinopium benghalense     
4.50r     94     Malabar Pied Hornbill    Anthracoceros coronatus     

2005.01   21.03.2005   Various surcharges   4v set   
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
0.50r     163     Sri Lanka Blue Magpie    Urocissa ornata     1979.01
0.50r     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     1989.02

2006.01   04.01.2006   Wilpattu national park   4v set   
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
10r     37     White-bellied Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus leucogaster     

2006.02   04.01.2006   Wilpattu national park      2006.01
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
10r     37     White-bellied Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus leucogaster     MS

2010.01   07.09.2010   Horton Plains national park   4v set   
Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush Myophonus blighi
5r     219     Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush    Myophonus blighi     

2010.02   07.09.2010   Horton Plains national park      2010.01
Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush Myophonus blighi
5r     219     Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush    Myophonus blighi     MS

2013.01   28.07.2013   Yala national park   6v set   
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
30r     24     Black-necked Stork    Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus     

2013.02   28.07.2013   Yala national park   2v sheet   2013.01
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
30r     24     Black-necked Stork    Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus     

2013.03   28.07.2013   Thailand 2013   2v sheet   2013.01
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
30r     24     Black-necked Stork    Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus     

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Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean
Population: 21.1 million
Climate: tropical monsoon
Terrain: mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior

Birds: 433 species. 26 endemic species.
National bird: Ceylon Junglefowl

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20.08.2014