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Bird stamps from Upper Volta

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1960.01   11.04.1960   Animal masks      
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
60f     35     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
85f     35     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     = 60f

1964.01   01.10.1964   Definitives      
African Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
250f     104     African Grey Woodpecker    Dendropicos goertae     

1965.01   01.03.1965   Birds      
Pygmy Sunbird Hedydipna platura Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus
10f     223     Pygmy Sunbird    Hedydipna platura     
15f     223     Olive-bellied Sunbird    Cinnyris chloropygius     
20f     223     Splendid Sunbird    Cinnyris coccinigastrus     
500f     86     Abyssinian Roller    Coracias abyssinicus     

1970.01   07.08.1970   Expo 70   2v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
50f     47     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1971.01   13.05.1971   Muslim miniatures   2v set   
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
100f     26     Purple Heron    Ardea purpurea     

1972.01   04.12.1972   Animals   5v set   
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
10f     9     Spur-winged Goose    Plectropterus gambensis     

1975.01   25.05.1975   Albert Schweitzer      
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
5f     29     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
15f     37     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
150f     95     Northern Red-billed Hornbill    Tockus erythrorhynchus     
175f     12     Vulturine Guineafowl    Acryllium vulturinum     
200f     34     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     

1975.02   25.05.1975   Albert Schweitzer      
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
450f     88     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     MS

1977.01   22.09.1977   Nobel prize winners   5v set   
55f     9     Pink-footed Goose    Anser brachyrhynchus     
and     9     Taiga Bean Goose    Anser fabalis     

1978.01   01.11.1978   Philexafrique      1964.01
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis African Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
100f     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
100f     104     African Grey Woodpecker    Dendropicos goertae     
and     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1979.01   26.10.1979   Protected birds      
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Aquila africana
5f     34     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     
10f     92     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
15f     37     Rüppell's Vulture    Gyps rueppelli     
25f     26     Intermediate Egret    Ardea intermedia     
35f     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
45f     47     Black Crowned Crane    Balearica pavonina     
125f     37     Cassin's Hawk-Eagle    Aquila africana     

1981.01   22.12.1981   Stock breeding   5v set   
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
90f     12     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     

1984.01   14.05.1984   Birds      
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
90f     22     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
185f     38     Kori Bustard    Ardeotis kori     
200f     217     Red-billed Oxpecker    Buphagus erythrorynchus     
300f     94     Southern Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus leadbeateri     

1984.02   19.07.1984   Protected animals   6v set   
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
400f     24     Marabou Stork    Leptoptilos crumenifer     
and     37     White-backed Vulture    Gyps africanus     

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Location: Western Africa; now named Burkina Faso

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26.08.2016