Bird stamps of South Africa
African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta  1961 Definitives Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus  1961 Definitives Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  1961 Definitives Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  1968 Definitives Centered countryname, wmk RSA African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta  1969 Definitives Cape Gannet Morus capensis  1974 Definitives
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer  1974 Definitives Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas  1974 Definitives Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus  1974 Definitives Blue Crane Grus paradisea  1974 Definitives
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  1974 Definitives Cape Gannet Morus capensis  1974 Definitives Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus  1988 Bartolomeu Dias 4v set Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix  1990 Birds Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis  1990 Birds
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana  1990 Birds Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus  1990 Birds Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus  1990 Birds Rock Dove Columba livia  1991 Animal breeding 5v set Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae  1991 Antarctic treaty 2v set
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster  1992 Environmental conservation 3v set Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  1993 6th definitives Latin bird name African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1993 6th definitives Latin bird name Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  1993 6th definitives Latin bird name Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea  1993 6th definitives Latin bird name
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus  1993 6th definitives Latin bird name Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  1993 6th definitives Latin bird name Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus  1995 Tourism Lemon-breasted Canary Crithagra citrinipectus  1995 6th definitives
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1995 6th definitives Booklet African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1995 6th definitives Booklet African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1995 6th definitives Booklet African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1995 6th definitives Booklet Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  1996 6th definitives English bird name
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1997 6th definitives Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  1997 6th definitives Booklet Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  1997 6th definitives Booklet White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 African Darter Anhinga rufa  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 Striated Heron Butorides striata  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14 Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus  1997 Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98 Sheet, p 14x14
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1997 6th definitives English bird name Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus  1997 6th definitives English bird name White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  1997 Junass Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea  1997 6th definitives English bird name Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus  1997 Antarctic fauna 3v set
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus  1997 Antarctic fauna 3v set Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  1997 6th definitives redrawn African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1997 6th definitives redrawn White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 African Darter Anhinga rufa  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 Striated Heron Butorides striata  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus  1997 Waterbirds Booklet, p 14x14 Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  1998 6th definitives redrawn Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus  1998 6th definitives redrawn Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea  1998 6th definitives redrawn Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus  1998 South African raptors Sheet
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus  1998 South African raptors Sheet Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus  1998 South African raptors Sheet Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus  1998 South African raptors Sheet Black Harrier Circus maurus  1998 South African raptors Sheet Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  1998 South African raptors Sheet Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  1998 South African raptors Sheet Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  1998 South African raptors Sheet
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis  1998 South African raptors Sheet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1998 South African raptors Sheet Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus  1998 South African raptors Booklet Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus  1998 South African raptors Booklet Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus  1998 South African raptors Booklet Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus  1998 South African raptors Booklet Black Harrier Circus maurus  1998 South African raptors Booklet
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  1998 South African raptors Booklet Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  1998 South African raptors Booklet Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  1998 South African raptors Booklet White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis  1998 South African raptors Booklet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1998 South African raptors Booklet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1998 6th definitives redrawn
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  1998 6th definitives redrawn Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  1998 The Western Cape 5v booklet Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  1998 The Western Cape 5v booklet Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  1998 KwaZulu-Natal 5v booklet
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  1998 KwaZulu-Natal 5v booklet African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus  1998 World post day Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea  1999 6th definitives redrawn Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  1999 Migratory species 10v sheet Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni  1999 Migratory species 10v sheet
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  1999 Migratory species 10v sheet Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea  1999 Migratory species 10v sheet Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1999 Migratory species 10v sheet Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor  1999 Migratory species 10v sheet Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  1999 Migratory species Booklet Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni  1999 Migratory species Booklet European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  1999 Migratory species Booklet
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea  1999 Migratory species Booklet Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1999 Migratory species Booklet Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor  1999 Migratory species Booklet Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  2000 6th definitives redrawn Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix  2000 London 2000
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax  2000 Definitives Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  2000 Definitives Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus  2000 7th definitive series 27v set Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  2000 7th definitive series 27v set White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides  2000 7th definitive series 27v set African Green Pigeon Treron calvus  2000 7th definitive series 27v set
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus  2000 7th definitive series 27v set Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius  2001 Kgalagadi transfrontier park 4v set Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius  2001 Kgalagadi transfrontier park 2v sheet African Green Pigeon Treron calvus  2001 7th definitive series p 13 Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus  2001 7th definitive series p 13
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  2002 7th definitive series p 13 White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides  2002 7th definitive series p 13 Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus  2002 7th definitive series p 13 African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  2004 The gift from volunteers 10v sheet Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer  2004 The ecology of Table Mountain 10v sheet, sa
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2004 SAPOA Sheet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2004 SAPOA Sheet Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2004 SAPOA Sheet Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  2004 SAPOA Sheet
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus  2004 SAPOA Sheet Blue Crane Grus paradisea  2004 SAPOA Sheet Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum  2004 SAPOA Sheet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2004 SAPOA Sheet
White Stork Ciconia ciconia  2006 Year of the dog 3v sheet Western Barn Owl Tyto alba  2007 Owls Sheet with 2 sets Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis  2007 Owls Sheet with 2 sets African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense  2007 Owls Sheet with 2 sets Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus  2007 Owls Sheet with 2 sets
Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli  2007 Owls Sheet with 2 sets Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  2007 Addition to the 7th definitive series Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri  2007 International polar year 6v sheet Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata  2007 International polar year 6v sheet
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae  2007 International polar year 6v sheet Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  2007 International polar year 6v sheet Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri  2008 The big 5 of birds Sheet with 2 sets Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  2008 The big 5 of birds Sheet with 2 sets Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  2008 The big 5 of birds Sheet with 2 sets Blue Crane Grus paradisea  2008 The big 5 of birds Sheet with 2 sets
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus  2008 The big 5 of birds Sheet with 2 sets Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata  2009 Preserve the polar regions and glaciers 2v sheet African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  2009 Coastal birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets African Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini  2009 Coastal birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets Cape Gannet Morus capensis  2009 Coastal birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis  2009 Coastal birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus  2009 Coastal birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus  2010 International year of biodiversity 4v sheet Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus  2010 International year of biodiversity 4v sheet
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus  2010 International year of biodiversity 4v sheet Blue Korhaan Eupodotis caerulescens  2010 Grassland birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets Buff-streaked Chat Campicoloides bifasciatus  2010 Grassland birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis  2010 Grassland birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi  2010 Grassland birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets
Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris  2010 Grassland birds of South Africa Sheet with 2 sets Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua  2010 Richtersveld 5v set Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula  2011 Forest birds Sheet with 2 sets Olive Bushshrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus  2011 Forest birds Sheet with 2 sets Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus  2011 Forest birds Sheet with 2 sets
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix  2011 Forest birds Sheet with 2 sets Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus  2011 Forest birds Sheet with 2 sets African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2011 Heritage sites 10v sheet, sa Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  2011 Heritage sites 10v sheet, sa Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer  2011 Heritage sites 10v sheet, sa
Blue Crane Grus paradisea  2012 National symbols 8v sheet, sa Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus  2012 Big 5 2x5v booklet, sa Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus  2012 Big 5 2x5v booklet, sa White-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris talatala  2012 Sunbirds Sheet with 2 sets Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris fuscus  2012 Sunbirds Sheet with 2 sets
Neergaard's Sunbird Cinnyris neergaardi  2012 Sunbirds Sheet with 2 sets Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi  2012 Sunbirds Sheet with 2 sets Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris  2012 Sunbirds Sheet with 2 sets African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2013 Fish eagle Sheet, hologram, sa African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2013 Fish eagle Sheet, hologram, sa
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer  2013 Kirstenbosch 10v sheet, sa Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum  2014 Critically endangered birds Sheet with 2 sets Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha  2014 Critically endangered birds Sheet with 2 sets Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa  2014 Critically endangered birds Sheet with 2 sets White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi  2014 Critically endangered birds Sheet with 2 sets
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2014 Critically endangered birds Sheet with 2 sets Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum  2015 Animal poaching awareness 6v sheet, sa Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri  2015 Animal poaching awareness 6v sheet, sa Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus  2015 Animal poaching awareness 6v sheet, sa African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta  2016 Kingfishers Sheet with 2 sets, sa
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima  2016 Kingfishers Sheet with 2 sets, sa Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis  2016 Kingfishers Sheet with 2 sets, sa Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides  2016 Kingfishers Sheet with 2 sets, sa Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata  2016 Kingfishers Sheet with 2 sets, sa
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus  2016 Biospheres 6v sheet, sa European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  2017 Bee-eaters Sheet with 2 sets, sa Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus  2017 Bee-eaters Sheet with 2 sets, sa Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides  2017 Bee-eaters Sheet with 2 sets, sa
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus  2017 Bee-eaters Sheet with 2 sets, sa White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides  2017 Bee-eaters Sheet with 2 sets, sa
South Africa map

Location: Southern Africa
Population: 43.7 million
Climate: mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Terrain: vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain

Birds: 858 species. 31 endemic species.
National bird: Blue Crane

Links:
South African Post Office postal administration website
Where do you want to go birding today?
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BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
Cape Gannet Morus capensis
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas
Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus
Blue Crane Grus paradisea
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix
Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Rock Dove Columba livia
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus
Lemon-breasted Canary Crithagra citrinipectus
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
African Darter Anhinga rufa
Striated Heron Butorides striata
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus
Black Harrier Circus maurus
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
African Green Pigeon Treron calvus
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata
African Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
Blue Korhaan Eupodotis caerulescens
Buff-streaked Chat Campicoloides bifasciatus
White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi
Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris
Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua
Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Olive Bushshrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus
Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
White-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris talatala
Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris fuscus
Neergaard's Sunbird Cinnyris neergaardi
Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha
Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides
Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus


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