Bird stamps of Iceland
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1930 Parliament anniversary Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1930 Parliament anniversary Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1930 Official stamps, overprint on 1930.01 Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1930 Official stamps, overprint on 1930.01
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus  1956 Northern countries day Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus  1956 Northern countries day Common Eider Somateria mollissima  1959 Definitives Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1960 Definitives Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta  1965 Charity
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta  1965 Charity White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla  1966 Definitives Common Loon Gavia immer  1967 Definitives Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  1967 Charity Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta  1967 Charity
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea  1972 Charity Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea  1972 Charity Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus  1977 European wetlands campaign Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  1980 Fauna 5v set Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes  1981 Birds European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria  1981 Birds
Northern Raven Corvus corax  1981 Birds Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla  1983 Fishing industry 2v set White Wagtail Motacilla alba  1986 Birds Northern Pintail Anas acuta  1986 Birds Merlin Falco columbarius  1986 Birds
Razorbill Alca torda  1986 Birds Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1986 National bank 2v set Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus  1987 Birds Redwing Turdus iliacus  1987 Birds
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  1987 Birds Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  1987 Birds Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa  1988 Birds Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis  1988 Birds Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus  1989 Birds
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis  1989 Birds Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope  1990 Birds Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus  1990 Birds Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus  1991 Birds Northern Gannet Morus bassanus  1991 Birds
Not identified Not identified Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1992 WWF Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1992 WWF Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1992 WWF
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  1992 WWF Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis  1994 Stamp day, stamp on stamp 3v sheet Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea  1995 European nature conservation year Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  1995 European nature conservation year
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo  1996 Birds Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica  1996 Birds Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator  1997 Birds Eurasian Teal Anas crecca  1997 Birds
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe  2001 Birds Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  2001 Birds Common Redshank Tringa totanus  2002 Birds Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius  2002 Birds
Northern Raven Corvus corax  2003 Nordia 03 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis  2003 Birds Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus  2003 Birds Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima  2004 Birds Dunlin Calidris alpina  2004 Birds
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta  2004 Christmas 2v set Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta  2004 Christmas Booklet Greylag Goose Anser anser  2005 Birds Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris  2005 Birds
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  2009 Nordia 2009 Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia  2009 Birds Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus  2009 Birds Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis  2010 Christmas sa Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis  2010 Christmas sa
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis  2010 Christmas Booklet, sa Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis  2011 WWF Common Scoter Melanitta nigra  2011 WWF Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons  2011 WWF
Gadwall Mareca strepera  2011 WWF Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  2011 Protection of wetlands White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla  2014 Eagle sa European Herring Gull Larus argentatus  2016 Pourquoi-Pas? sa
Iceland map

Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 304,300
Climate: temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers
Terrain: mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords

Birds: 327 species

Links:
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BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Common Loon Gavia immer
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Northern Raven Corvus corax
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Merlin Falco columbarius
Razorbill Alca torda
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Gadwall Mareca strepera
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus


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