Bird stamps of Benin
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris  1978 Domestic poultry 4v set Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator  1978 Philexafrique African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus  1978 Philexafrique
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus  1979 Philexafrique Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae  1982 Birds Bluethroat Luscinia svecica  1982 Birds Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  1982 Birds
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  1982 Birds Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus  1982 Birds Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  1982 Birds Not identified
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  1982 Birds Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita  1982 Birds Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus  1985 Audubon Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  1985 Audubon Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus  1986 Surcharge
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus  1986 Surcharge African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus  1986 Surcharge Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris  1986 Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01 Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii  1989 WWF
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii  1989 WWF Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii  1989 WWF Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii  1989 WWF
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis  1993 Possotome artesian well African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus  1994 Surcharge on Dahomey 1966.01 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes  1995 Birds and their young Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis  1995 Birds and their young
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1995 Birds and their young Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca  1995 Birds and their young Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus  1995 Birds and their young Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  1995 Birds and their young Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis  1996 Birds
Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas  1996 Birds Kakapo Strigops habroptila  1996 Birds Puerto Rican Amazon Amazona vittata  1996 Birds Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon  1996 Birds California Condor Gymnogyps californianus  1996 Birds
Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea rudolphi  1996 Birds Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula  1997 Song birds Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus  1997 Song birds Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus  1997 Song birds
European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus  1997 Song birds Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes  1997 Song birds Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos  1997 Song birds Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava  1997 Song birds
Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae  1999 Birds Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola  1999 Birds Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea  1999 Birds Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer  1999 Birds Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata  1999 Birds
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris  1999 Birds Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula  1999 Birds Locust Finch Paludipasser locustella  1999 Birds
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis  1999 Birds Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba  1999 Birds
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus  1999 Birds Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix  1999 Birds
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus  1999 Birds Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea  1999 Birds Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2000 Surcharge
Kakapo Strigops habroptila  2000 Surcharge European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus  2000 Surcharge Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer  2000 Surcharge Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer  2005 Surcharge
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus  2008 Surcharge Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia  2015 Owls and mushrooms 3v sheet Papuan Hawk-Owl Uroglaux dimorpha  2015 Owls and mushrooms 3v sheet
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia  2015 Owls and mushrooms
Benin map

Location: Western Africa; (formerly Dahomey)
Population: 6.4 million
Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains

Birds: 575 species

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BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis
Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas
Kakapo Strigops habroptila
Puerto Rican Amazon Amazona vittata
Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon
California Condor Gymnogyps californianus
Blue Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea rudolphi
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae
Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Locust Finch Paludipasser locustella
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Papuan Hawk-Owl Uroglaux dimorpha


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