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Bird stamps from Switzerland

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1966.01   21.02.1966   Publicity issue   3v set   
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
10c     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

1968.01   28.11.1968   Pro Juventute      
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Common Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
10c     10     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
20c     236     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
30c     159     Woodchat Shrike    Lanius senator     
50c     211     Common Firecrest    Regulus ignicapilla     

1968.02   28.11.1968   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1968.01
10c     10     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
20c     236     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
30c     159     Woodchat Shrike    Lanius senator     

1969.01   01.12.1969   Pro Juventute      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
10c     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
20c     161     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
30c     217     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
50c     165     Eurasian Jay    Garrulus glandarius     

1969.02   01.12.1969   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1969.01
10c     236     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
20c     161     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
30c     217     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     

1970.01   01.12.1970   Pro Juventute      
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
10c     181     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
20c     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
30c     102     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     
50c     34     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

1970.02   01.12.1970   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1970.01
10c     181     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
20c     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
30c     102     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     

1971.01   01.12.1971   Pro Juventute      
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
10c     223     Common Redstart    Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
20c     223     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
30c     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
40c     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

1971.02   01.12.1971   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1971.01
10c     223     Common Redstart    Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
20c     223     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
30c     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1976.01   16.09.1976   Publicity issue   4v set   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
20c     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1991.01   15.01.1991   Animals   12v set   
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
80c     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

1992.01   24.03.1992   Publicity issue   3v set   
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
50c     52     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     

1995.01   07.03.1995   Endangered animals   4v set   
Little Owl Athene noctua
1.20f     80     Little Owl    Athene noctua     

1995.02   28.11.1995   Pro Juventute   4v set   
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
80c     234     Grey Wagtail    Motacilla cinerea     

1997.01   20.11.1997   Pro Juventute   4v set   
Ruff Calidris pugnax
1.10f     49     Ruff    Calidris pugnax     

1998.01   25.11.1998   Pro Juventute   4v set   
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
90c     34     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

1998.02   25.11.1998   Pro Juventute   2v booklet   1998.01
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
90c     34     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2002.01   19.11.2002   Stamp day      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
70c     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2003.01   08.05.2003   Ticino 2003   2v sheet   
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
20c     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

2005.01   10.05.2005   Felix the bunny   2v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
100c     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2006.01   07.03.2006   Birds   sa   
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
240c     24     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     

2007.01   06.09.2007   Birds   From singels sheets, sa   
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Great Tit Parus major Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
85c     236     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
100c     181     Great Tit    Parus major     
110c     217     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
180c     80     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     

2007.02   06.09.2007   Birds   From set sheet, sa   2007.01
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Great Tit Parus major Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
85c     236     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
100c     181     Great Tit    Parus major     
110c     217     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
180c     80     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     

2007.03   06.09.2007   Birds   Booklet, sa   2007.01
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
85c     236     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     

2007.04   06.09.2007   Birds   Booklet, sa   2007.01
Great Tit Parus major
100c     181     Great Tit    Parus major     

2008.01   08.05.2008   Birds   From singels sheets, sa   
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
120c     102     Grey-headed Woodpecker    Picus canus     
130c     223     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     
220c     34     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2008.02   08.05.2008   Birds   From set sheet, sa   2008.01
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
120c     102     Grey-headed Woodpecker    Picus canus     
130c     223     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     
220c     34     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2009.01   01.04.2009   Birds   From singels sheets, sa   
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca Red Kite Milvus milvus
140c     10     Rock Partridge    Alectoris graeca     
190c     78     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     

2009.02   01.04.2009   Birds   From set sheet, sa   2009.01
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca Red Kite Milvus milvus
140c     10     Rock Partridge    Alectoris graeca     
190c     78     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     

2009.03   08.05.2009   Birds   Without A Priority, sa   2008.01
Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
130c     223     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     

2009.04   01.07.2009   Birds   Without A Priority, sa   2007.01
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
180c     80     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     

2013.01   07.05.2013   Stork      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
100c     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

2014.01   06.03.2014   Swiss national park   3v set   
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
100c     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

2014.02   04.09.2014   Birds      
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
140c     165     Spotted Nutcracker    Nucifraga caryocatactes     

2016.01   12.05.2016   Nocturnal animals   4v set   
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
85c     80     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     

2016.02   12.05.2016   Lake Constance   3v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
85c     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
85c     52     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     

2018.01   01.03.2018   Animals of the forest   4v set, sa   
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
85c     102     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     

2019.01   02.05.2019   Winegrowers Festival 2019   3v set   
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
100c     220     Common Starling    Sturnus vulgaris     

2019.02   02.05.2019   Europa      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Sanderling Calidris alba
100c     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
100c     49     Sanderling    Calidris alba     

2019.03   05.09.2019   Animals around the world   4v set, sa   
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
100c     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     

2020.01   07.05.2020   Animal families   4v set, sa   
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
85c     13     Common Merganser    Mergus merganser     

2020.02   03.09.2020   Special occasions   4v set   
100c     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
100c     13     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

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Location: Central Europe
Population: 7.5 million
Climate: temperate, but varies with altitude
Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes

Birds: 397 species

Links:
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21.09.2020