Bird stamps of Botswana
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 African Hoopoe Upupa africana  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 African Grey Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris  1966 Overprint REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA on Bechuanaland 1961.01 Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus  1967 Birds African Hoopoe Upupa africana  1967 Birds Groundscraper Thrush Turdus litsitsirupa  1967 Birds Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis  1967 Birds
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  1967 Birds Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas  1967 Birds Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus  1967 Birds Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus  1967 Birds African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1967 Birds Grey Go-away-bird Corythaixoides concolor  1967 Birds
Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas  1967 Birds Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos  1967 Birds Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii  1967 Birds Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius  1967 Birds Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  1975 Rock paintings, Tsodilo Hills 4v set Northern Black Korhaan Afrotis afraoides  1978 Birds
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer  1978 Birds Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus  1978 Birds Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides  1978 Birds African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  1978 Birds African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis  1978 Birds Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii  1978 Birds
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix  1978 Birds Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus  1978 Birds Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima  1978 Birds White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  1978 Birds Striated Heron Butorides striata  1978 Birds Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala  1978 Birds
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  1978 Birds Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar  1978 Birds Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus  1978 Birds Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  1978 Birds African Hoopoe Upupa africana  1979 Sir Rowland Hill, stamp on stamp 3v set
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor  1980 World tourism conference Striated Heron Butorides striata  1981 Surcharge on 1978.01 Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii  1981 Surcharge on 1978.01 Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus  1982 Birds Miombo Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis  1982 Birds
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides  1982 Birds Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  1982 Birds Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus  1982 Birds African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus  1982 Birds Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  1982 Birds Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus  1982 Birds
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis  1982 Birds Red-billed Teal Anas erythrorhyncha  1982 Birds Western Barn Owl Tyto alba  1982 Birds Hamerkop Scopus umbretta  1982 Birds Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  1982 Birds
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus  1982 Birds African Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus  1982 Birds Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris  1982 Birds Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  1982 Birds
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur  1982 Birds Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  1983 Endangered species 4v set African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus  1987 Surcharge on 1982.01 Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis  1987 Surcharge on 1982.01 Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris  1987 Surcharge on 1982.01
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  1987 Animals 20v set Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Sheet Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Sheet Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Sheet
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  1989 Red-throated Heron Sheet Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  1990 Surcharge on 1987.02 White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  1991 African tourism year 4v set African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1991 African tourism year 4v set
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  1991 African tourism year 4v set African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  1991 African tourism year 4v set Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  1992 Surcharge on 1987.02 Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  1992 Surcharge on 1987.02 Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis  1993 Endangered eagles
Black-chested Snake Eagle Circaetus pectoralis  1993 Endangered eagles Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  1993 Endangered eagles Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  1993 Endangered eagles Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor  1994 Environment protection 4v set Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  1995 WWF 4v strip
Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli  1997 Birds African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus  1997 Birds Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri  1997 Birds Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei  1997 Birds
Marico Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis  1997 Birds Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana  1997 Birds Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala  1997 Birds Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis niger  1997 Birds
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus  1997 Birds Cape Shoveler Spatula smithii  1997 Birds Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator  1997 Birds Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  1997 Birds
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  1997 Birds Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus  1997 Birds Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia  1997 Birds White Stork Ciconia ciconia  1997 Birds Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis  1997 Birds
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana  1997 Birds Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  2000 Scenic rivers 4v set African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris  2000 Scenic rivers 4v set Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  2000 Okawango delta 5v set Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli  2000 Okawango delta 5v set
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  2000 Okawango delta 5v sheet Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli  2000 Okawango delta 5v sheet Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  2001 Hong Kong 2001 5v sheet Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli  2001 Hong Kong 2001 5v sheet Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus  2001 Kgalagadi transfrontier park 4v set
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius  2001 Kgalagadi transfrontier park 4v set Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides  2001 Chobe river 5v set Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides  2001 Chobe river 5v sheet Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v set
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v set Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v set Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v set Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v set Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v set
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v sheet Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v sheet Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v sheet Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v sheet Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v sheet
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  2002 Makgadikgadi pans 5v sheet Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii  2003 Limpopo river 5v set Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  2003 Limpopo river 5v set Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii  2003 Limpopo river 5v sheet Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  2003 Limpopo river 5v sheet
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  2004 SAPOA Sheet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2004 SAPOA Sheet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2004 SAPOA Sheet Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum  2004 SAPOA Sheet
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus  2004 SAPOA Sheet African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  2004 SAPOA Sheet Blue Crane Grus paradisea  2004 SAPOA Sheet Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  2004 SAPOA Sheet
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  2004 SAPOA Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis  2005 Christmas Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata  2005 Christmas Namaqua Dove Oena capensis  2005 Christmas African Green Pigeon Treron calvus  2005 Christmas
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis  2007 Kingfishers Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus  2007 Kingfishers Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  2007 Kingfishers Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris  2007 Kingfishers Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus  2007 SAPOA 5v sheet
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  2007 University of Botswana 4v set Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor  2009 Threatened birds Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum  2009 Threatened birds Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  2009 Threatened birds
Blue Crane Grus paradisea  2009 Threatened birds Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum  2010 Nocturnal animals 6v set Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum  2010 Nocturnal animals 6v sheet Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana  2011 Definitive, surcharge
Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis  2014 Birds Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix  2014 Birds African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis  2014 Birds Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei  2014 Birds
Burchell's Sandgrouse Pterocles burchelli  2014 Birds African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis  2014 Birds Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta  2014 Birds Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  2014 Birds African Spoonbill Platalea alba  2014 Birds
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris  2014 Birds Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  2014 Birds Bradfield's Hornbill Lophoceros bradfieldi  2014 Birds Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  2014 Birds Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix  2014 Birds
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  2015 Okavango 4v set Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  2015 Okavango 4v set Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  2015 Okavango 4v set
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  2015 Okavango 4v set Goliath Heron Ardea goliath  2015 Okavango 4v set Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus  2015 Okavango 4v set
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata  2015 Okavango 4v sheet Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula  2015 Okavango 4v sheet Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  2015 Okavango 4v sheet
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  2015 Okavango 4v sheet Goliath Heron Ardea goliath  2015 Okavango 4v sheet Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus  2015 Okavango 4v sheet
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos  2015 Vultures White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis  2015 Vultures White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus  2015 Vultures Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus  2015 Vultures
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  2015 Vultures Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos  2015 Vultures Sheet White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis  2015 Vultures Sheet
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus  2015 Vultures Sheet Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus  2015 Vultures Sheet Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  2015 Vultures Sheet Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus  2016 Favorite stamps of five decades 5v set
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  2017 Bustards Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster  2017 Bustards Red-crested Korhaan Lophotis ruficrista  2017 Bustards Northern Black Korhaan Afrotis afraoides  2017 Bustards Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami  2017 Bustards
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii  2017 Bustards Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  2017 Bustards Sheet Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster  2017 Bustards Sheet Red-crested Korhaan Lophotis ruficrista  2017 Bustards Sheet Northern Black Korhaan Afrotis afraoides  2017 Bustards Sheet
Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami  2017 Bustards Sheet Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii  2017 Bustards Sheet
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Location: Southern Africa; (formerly Bechuanaland)
Population: 1.5 million
Climate: semiarid; warm winters and hot summers
Terrain: predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest

Birds: 604 species

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BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
African Hoopoe Upupa africana
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
African Grey Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Groundscraper Thrush Turdus litsitsirupa
Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas
Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Grey Go-away-bird Corythaixoides concolor
Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
Northern Black Korhaan Afrotis afraoides
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
Red-billed Teal Anas erythrorhyncha
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
African Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
Wattled Crane Grus carunculata
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
Black-chested Snake Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
Marico Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana
Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis niger
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Cape Shoveler Spatula smithii
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Blue Crane Grus paradisea
Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
African Green Pigeon Treron calvus
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
Burchell's Sandgrouse Pterocles burchelli
African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
Bradfield's Hornbill Lophoceros bradfieldi
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
Red-crested Korhaan Lophotis ruficrista
Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii


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