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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name

1961.01   31.05.1961   Definitives      
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    c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher     Ispidina picta     p 14x15
    3c     144     Crimson-breasted Shrike     Laniarius atrococcineus     
    20c     34     Secretarybird     Sagittarius serpentarius     

1961.02   
  Definitives   No wmk   1961.01
    3c     144     Crimson-breasted Shrike     Laniarius atrococcineus     

1963.01   
  Definitives      1961.01
    c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher     Ispidina picta     p 14

1963.02   
  Definitives   No wmk   1961.01
    20c     34     Secretarybird     Sagittarius serpentarius     

1964.01   21.05.1964   Definitives   wmk RSA   1961.01
    c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher     Ispidina picta     

1964.02   
  Definitives   wmk RSA   1961.01
    20c     34     Secretarybird     Sagittarius serpentarius     

1964.03   
  Definitives   wmk RSA   1961.01
    3c     144     Crimson-breasted Shrike     Laniarius atrococcineus     

1968.01   
  Definitives   Centered countryname, wmk RSA   1961.01
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    20c     34     Secretarybird     Sagittarius serpentarius     

1969.01   
  Definitives   "RSA"   1961.01
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    c     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher     Ispidina picta     

1974.01   20.11.1974   Definitives      
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    5c     30     Cape Gannet     Morus capensis     
    15c     223     Greater Double-collared Sunbird     Cinnyris afer     
    20c     94     Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill     Tockus leucomelas     
    30c     144     Bokmakierie     Telophorus zeylonus     
    50c     46     Blue Crane     Grus paradisea     
    1r     36     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     

1974.02   20.11.1974   Definitives      1974.01
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    5c     30     Cape Gannet     Morus capensis     Without yellow

1988.01   03.02.1988   Bartolomeu Dias   4v set   
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    30c     64     Kelp Gull     Larus dominicanus     

1990.01   02.08.1990   Birds      
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    21c     70     Knysna Turaco     Tauraco corythaix     
    35c     219     Red-capped Robin-Chat     Cossypha natalensis     
    40c     183     Rufous-naped Lark     Mirafra africana     
    50c     144     Bokmakierie     Telophorus zeylonus     

1990.02   02.08.1990   Birds      1990.01
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    50c     144     Bokmakierie     Telophorus zeylonus     MS

1991.01   21.02.1991   Animal breeding   5v set   
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    21c     68     Rock Dove     Columba livia     

1991.02   05.12.1991   Antarctic treaty   2v set   
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    27c     15     Adelie Penguin     Pygoscelis adeliae     

1992.01   06.02.1992   Environmental conservation   3v set   
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    65c     225     Red-bellied Malimbe     Malimbus erythrogaster     

1993.01   03.09.1993   6th definitives   Latin bird name   
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    80c     37     Kori Bustard     Ardeotis kori     
    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     
    1r     46     Wattled Crane     Grus carunculata     
    2r     185     Blue Swallow     Hirundo atrocaerulea     
    5r     36     Martial Eagle     Polemaetus bellicosus     
    10r     36     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     

1995.01   28.04.1995   Tourism      
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    *     217     Red-billed Oxpecker     Buphagus erythrorynchus     

1995.02   02.10.1995   6th definitives      
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    85c     232     Lemon-breasted Canary     Crithagra citrinipectus     

1995.03   01.12.1995   6th definitives   Booklet   1993.01
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    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     ct
    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     ctr
    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     cb
    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     cbr

1996.01   06.08.1996   6th definitives   English bird name   1993.01
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    1r     46     Wattled Crane     Grus carunculata     

1997.01   20.03.1997   6th definitives      
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    20r     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     ce

1997.02   01.05.1997   6th definitives   Booklet   1993.01
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    1r     46     Wattled Crane     Grus carunculata     
    1r     46     Wattled Crane     Grus carunculata     cr

1997.03   05.06.1997   Waterbirds, Ilsapex 98   Sheet, p 14x14   
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    *     31     White-breasted Cormorant     Phalacrocorax lucidus     
    *     26     Hamerkop     Scopus umbretta     
    *     87     Pied Kingfisher     Ceryle rudis     
    *     25     Purple Heron     Ardea purpurea     
    *     25     Black-headed Heron     Ardea melanocephala     
    *     32     African Darter     Anhinga rufa     
    *     25     Striated Heron     Butorides striata     
    *     8     White-faced Whistling Duck     Dendrocygna viduata     
    *     23     Saddle-billed Stork     Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
    *     49     Water Thick-knee     Burhinus vermiculatus     

1997.04   18.06.1997   6th definitives   English bird name   1993.01
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    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     
    5r     36     Martial Eagle     Polemaetus bellicosus     

1997.05   01.07.1997   6th definitives      1993.01
    1r     46     Wattled Crane     Grus carunculata     ce

1997.06   11.07.1997   Junass      1997.03
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    *     8     White-faced Whistling Duck     Dendrocygna viduata     MS

1997.07   23.07.1997   6th definitives   English bird name   1993.01
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    2r     185     Blue Swallow     Hirundo atrocaerulea     

1997.08   27.08.1997   Antarctic fauna   3v set   
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    1.20r     65     Brown Skua     Stercorarius antarcticus     
    1.70r     15     King Penguin     Aptenodytes patagonicus     

1997.09   12.12.1997   6th definitives redrawn      
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    1r     46     Wattled Crane     Grus carunculata     

1997.10   19.12.1997   6th definitives redrawn      
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    90c     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     

1997.11   
  Waterbirds   Booklet, p 14x14   1997.03
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    *     31     White-breasted Cormorant     Phalacrocorax lucidus     
    *     26     Hamerkop     Scopus umbretta     
    *     87     Pied Kingfisher     Ceryle rudis     
    *     25     Purple Heron     Ardea purpurea     
    *     25     Black-headed Heron     Ardea melanocephala     
    *     32     African Darter     Anhinga rufa     
    *     25     Striated Heron     Butorides striata     
    *     8     White-faced Whistling Duck     Dendrocygna viduata     
    *     23     Saddle-billed Stork     Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
    *     49     Water Thick-knee     Burhinus vermiculatus     

1998.01   16.03.1998   6th definitives redrawn      
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    80c     37     Kori Bustard     Ardeotis kori     

1998.02   17.03.1998   6th definitives redrawn      
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    5r     36     Martial Eagle     Polemaetus bellicosus     

1998.03   18.03.1998   6th definitives redrawn      
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    2r     185     Blue Swallow     Hirundo atrocaerulea     ce

1998.04   16.08.1998   South African raptors   Sheet   
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    *     36     Pale Chanting Goshawk     Melierax canorus     
    *     36     Jackal Buzzard     Buteo rufofuscus     
    *     104     Lanner Falcon     Falco biarmicus     
    *     36     Bearded Vulture     Gypaetus barbatus     
    *     36     Black Harrier     Circus maurus     
    *     36     Cape Vulture     Gyps coprotheres     
    *     36     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     
    *     73     Spotted Eagle-Owl     Bubo africanus     
    *     36     White-headed Vulture     Trigonoceps occipitalis     
    *     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     

1998.05   16.08.1998   South African raptors   Booklet   1998.04
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    *     36     Pale Chanting Goshawk     Melierax canorus     
    *     36     Jackal Buzzard     Buteo rufofuscus     
    *     104     Lanner Falcon     Falco biarmicus     
    *     36     Bearded Vulture     Gypaetus barbatus     
    *     36     Black Harrier     Circus maurus     
    *     36     Cape Vulture     Gyps coprotheres     
    *     36     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     
    *     73     Spotted Eagle-Owl     Bubo africanus     
    *     36     White-headed Vulture     Trigonoceps occipitalis     
    *     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     

1998.06   26.08.1998   6th definitives redrawn      
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    20r     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     ce

1998.07   28.08.1998   6th definitives redrawn      
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    10r     36     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     p 14x14

1998.08   28.09.1998   The Western Cape   5v booklet   
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    *     1     Common Ostrich     Struthio camelus     cl
    *     1     Common Ostrich     Struthio camelus     = 1, cr

1998.09   28.09.1998   KwaZulu-Natal   5v booklet   
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    *     28     Great White Pelican     Pelecanus onocrotalus     cl
    *     28     Great White Pelican     Pelecanus onocrotalus     = 1, cr

1998.10   09.10.1998   World post day      
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    5r     36     African Harrier-Hawk     Polyboroides typus     MS

1999.01   09.01.1999   6th definitives redrawn      1998.03
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    2r     185     Blue Swallow     Hirundo atrocaerulea     

1999.02   04.10.1999   Migratory species   10v sheet   
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    *     185     Barn Swallow     Hirundo rustica     
    *     104     Lesser Kestrel     Falco naumanni     
    *     90     European Bee-eater     Merops apiaster     
    *     62     Curlew Sandpiper     Calidris ferruginea     
    *     17     Wandering Albatross     Diomedea exulans     
    *     21     Lesser Flamingo     Phoeniconaias minor     

1999.03   04.10.1999   Migratory species   Booklet   1999.02
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    *     185     Barn Swallow     Hirundo rustica     
    *     104     Lesser Kestrel     Falco naumanni     
    *     90     European Bee-eater     Merops apiaster     
    *     62     Curlew Sandpiper     Calidris ferruginea     
    *     17     Wandering Albatross     Diomedea exulans     
    *     21     Lesser Flamingo     Phoeniconaias minor     

2000.01   
  6th definitives redrawn      1998.07
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    10r     36     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     p 14

2000.02   22.05.2000   London 2000      
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    4.60r     70     Knysna Turaco     Tauraco corythaix     MS

2000.03   05.06.2000   Definitives      
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    1.50r     36     Tawny Eagle     Aquila rapax     
    2.30r     36     Cape Vulture     Gyps coprotheres     

2000.04   15.11.2000   7th definitive series   27v set   
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    2r     85     Lilac-breasted Roller     Coracias caudatus     
    3r     87     Woodland Kingfisher     Halcyon senegalensis     
    5r     90     White-fronted Bee-eater     Merops bullockoides     
    10r     68     African Green Pigeon     Treron calvus     
    20r     70     Purple-crested Turaco     Tauraco porphyreolophus     

2001.01   12.05.2001   Kgalagadi transfrontier park   4v set   
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    2.90r     225     Sociable Weaver     Philetairus socius     

2001.02   12.05.2001   Kgalagadi transfrontier park   2v sheet   2001.01
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    2.90r     225     Sociable Weaver     Philetairus socius     

2001.03   01.10.2001   7th definitive series   p 13   2000.04
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    10r     68     African Green Pigeon     Treron calvus     
    20r     70     Purple-crested Turaco     Tauraco porphyreolophus     

2002.01   28.06.2002   7th definitive series   p 13   2000.04
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    3r     87     Woodland Kingfisher     Halcyon senegalensis     
    5f     90     White-fronted Bee-eater     Merops bullockoides     

2002.02   09.08.2002   7th definitive series   p 13   2000.04
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    2r     85     Lilac-breasted Roller     Coracias caudatus     

2004.01   01.07.2004   The gift from volunteers   10v sheet   
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    *     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     

2004.02   01.09.2004   The ecology of Table Mountain   10v sheet, sa   
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    *     205     Cape Sugarbird     Promerops cafer     

2004.03   11.10.2004   SAPOA   Sheet   
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    12.05r     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     
    12.05r     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     
    12.05r     104     Peregrine Falcon     Falco peregrinus     
    12.05r     25     Western Cattle Egret     Bubulcus ibis     
    12.05r     70     Purple-crested Turaco     Tauraco porphyreolophus     
    12.05r     46     Blue Crane     Grus paradisea     
    12.05r     83     Bar-tailed Trogon     Apaloderma vittatum     
    12.05r     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     

2006.01   27.01.2006   Year of the dog   3v sheet   
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    B5     23     White Stork     Ciconia ciconia     

2007.01   03.08.2007   Owls   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    Int     72     Western Barn Owl     Tyto alba     
    Int     73     Cape Eagle-Owl     Bubo capensis     
    Int     73     African Barred Owlet     Glaucidium capense     
    Int     73     Verreaux's Eagle-Owl     Bubo lacteus     
    Int     73     Pel's Fishing Owl     Scotopelia peli     

2007.02   19.10.2007   Addition to the 7th definitive series      
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    B4     1     Common Ostrich     Struthio camelus     

2007.03   31.10.2007   International polar year   6v sheet   
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    *     15     Emperor Penguin     Aptenodytes forsteri     
    *     64     Antarctic Tern     Sterna vittata     
    *     15     Adelie Penguin     Pygoscelis adeliae     
    *     17     Wandering Albatross     Diomedea exulans     

2008.01   01.08.2008   The big 5 of birds   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    IASL     93     Southern Ground Hornbill     Bucorvus leadbeateri     
    IASL     37     Kori Bustard     Ardeotis kori     
    IASL     1     Common Ostrich     Struthio camelus     
    IASL     46     Blue Crane     Grus paradisea     
    IASL     36     Bearded Vulture     Gypaetus barbatus     

2009.01   02.03.2009   Preserve the polar regions and glaciers   2v sheet   
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    *     17     Light-mantled Albatross     Phoebetria palpebrata     

2009.02   03.08.2009   Coastal birds of South Africa   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    IASL     15     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     
    IASL     52     African Oystercatcher     Haematopus moquini     
    IASL     30     Cape Gannet     Morus capensis     
    IASL     31     Cape Cormorant     Phalacrocorax capensis     
    IASL     64     Kelp Gull     Larus dominicanus     

2010.01   12.03.2010   International year of biodiversity   4v sheet   
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    SRL     217     Yellow-billed Oxpecker     Buphagus africanus     
    and     217     Red-billed Oxpecker     Buphagus erythrorynchus     
    SRL     85     Lilac-breasted Roller     Coracias caudatus     

2010.02   06.08.2010   Grassland birds of South Africa   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    5.75r     37     Blue Korhaan     Eupodotis caerulescens     
    5.75r     219     Buff-streaked Chat     Campicoloides bifasciatus     
    5.75r     37     White-bellied Bustard     Eupodotis senegalensis     
    5.75r     42     White-winged Flufftail     Sarothrura ayresi     
    5.75r     230     Yellow-breasted Pipit     Anthus chloris     

2010.03   23.09.2010   Richtersveld   5v set   
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    2.40r     67     Namaqua Sandgrouse     Pterocles namaqua     

2011.01   15.07.2011   Forest birds   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    6r     226     Green Twinspot     Mandingoa nitidula     
    6r     144     Olive Bushshrike     Chlorophoneus olivaceus     
    6r     107     Cape Parrot     Poicephalus robustus     
    6r     70     Knysna Turaco     Tauraco corythaix     
    6r     36     Crowned Eagle     Stephanoaetus coronatus     

2011.02   23.09.2011   Heritage sites   10v sheet, sa   
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    B5     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     
    B5     36     Cape Vulture     Gyps coprotheres     
    B5     205     Cape Sugarbird     Promerops cafer     

2012.01   20.04.2012   National symbols   8v sheet, sa   
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    *     46     Blue Crane     Grus paradisea     

2012.02   12.07.2012   Big 5   2x5v booklet, sa   
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    AP     217     Red-billed Oxpecker     Buphagus erythrorynchus     ctl
    AP     217     Red-billed Oxpecker     Buphagus erythrorynchus     cbl

2012.03   10.08.2012   Sunbirds   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    IASL     223     White-bellied Sunbird     Cinnyris talatala     
    IASL     223     Dusky Sunbird     Cinnyris fuscus     
    IASL     223     Neergaard's Sunbird     Cinnyris neergaardi     
    IASL     223     Plain-backed Sunbird     Anthreptes reichenowi     
    IASL     223     Collared Sunbird     Hedydipna collaris     

2013.01   14.06.2013   Fish eagle   Sheet, hologram, sa   
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    B4     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     
    B4     36     African Fish Eagle     Haliaeetus vocifer     

2013.02   01.07.2013   Kirstenbosch   10v sheet, sa   
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    *     205     Cape Sugarbird     Promerops cafer     

2014.01   01.09.2014   Critically endangered birds   Sheet with 2 sets   
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    ISL     64     Damara Tern     Sternula balaenarum     
    ISL     104     Taita Falcon     Falco fasciinucha     
    ISL     18     Leach's Storm Petrel     Oceanodroma leucorhoa     
    ISL     42     White-winged Flufftail     Sarothrura ayresi     
    ISL     17     Tristan Albatross     Diomedea dabbenena     

2015.01   03.03.2015   Animal poaching awareness   6v sheet, sa   
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    *     46     Grey Crowned Crane     Balearica regulorum     
    *     93     Southern Ground Hornbill     Bucorvus leadbeateri     
    *     107     Cape Parrot     Poicephalus robustus     

2016.01   31.08.2016   Kingfishers   Sheet with 2 sets, sa   
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    *     87     African Pygmy Kingfisher     Ispidina picta     
    *     87     Giant Kingfisher     Megaceryle maxima     
    *     87     Pied Kingfisher     Ceryle rudis     
    *     87     Mangrove Kingfisher     Halcyon senegaloides     
    *     87     Half-collared Kingfisher     Alcedo semitorquata     

2016.02   21.10.2016   Biospheres   6v sheet, sa   
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    *     64     Kelp Gull     Larus dominicanus     

2017.01   18.05.2017   Bee-eaters   Sheet with 2 sets, sa   
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    B4     90     European Bee-eater     Merops apiaster     
    B4     90     Little Bee-eater     Merops pusillus     
    B4     90     Southern Carmine Bee-eater     Merops nubicoides     
    B4     90     Swallow-tailed Bee-eater     Merops hirundineus     
    B4     90     White-fronted Bee-eater     Merops bullockoides