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Bird stamps from Cyprus (Turkish)

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1983.01   10.10.1983   Birds of Cyprus   Sheet   
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis European Robin Erithacus rubecula Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
10l     93     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
15l     237     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
50l     224     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
65l     161     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     

1986.01   20.06.1986   Europa   2v sheet   
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
100l     78     Griffon Vulture    Gyps fulvus     

1989.01   31.07.1989   Wildlife   4v set   
Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
100l     13     Chukar Partridge    Alectoris chukar     
700l     13     Black Francolin    Francolinus francolinus     

1990.01   05.06.1990   WWF      
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
150l     223     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     
300l     202     Eurasian Blackcap    Sylvia atricapilla     
900l     224     Black Redstart    Phoenicurus ochruros     
1000l     196     Common Chiffchaff    Phylloscopus collybita     

1995.01   21.04.1995   Surcharge on 1990.01      
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
2000l     224     Black Redstart    Phoenicurus ochruros     

1997.01   31.07.1997   Birds of prey      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
40000l     78     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
40000l     104     Eleonora's Falcon    Falco eleonorae     
75000l     104     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
100000l     78     European Honey Buzzard    Pernis apivorus     

2003.01   30.06.2003   Birds      
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
100000l     224     Cyprus Wheatear    Oenanthe cypriaca     
and     224     Finsch's Wheatear    Oenanthe finschii     
300000l     202     Cyprus Warbler    Curruca melanothorax     
and     224     Finsch's Wheatear    Oenanthe finschii     
500000l     68     Pygmy Cormorant    Microcarbo pygmaeus     
and     224     Finsch's Wheatear    Oenanthe finschii     
600000l     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
and     224     Finsch's Wheatear    Oenanthe finschii     

2006.01   22.09.2006   Birds      
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
40c     43     Northern Lapwing    Vanellus vanellus     
50c     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
60c     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
1l     42     Black-winged Stilt    Himantopus himantopus     

2007.01   16.11.2007   Post delivery   4v set   
Rock Dove Columba livia
50c     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     

2010.01   04.06.2010   World environment day      
Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
25c     52     Audouin's Gull    Ichthyaetus audouinii     
25c     52     Mediterranean Gull    Ichthyaetus melanocephalus     
30c     52     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
30c     52     Slender-billed Gull    Chroicocephalus genei     

2012.01   08.05.2012   Europa      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii
80c     237     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
80c     52     Audouin's Gull    Ichthyaetus audouinii     

2013.01   08.07.2013   Flora and fauna   3v set   
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
50c     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     

2019.01   20.06.2019   Europa      
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
5.25l     78     Bonelli's Eagle    Aquila fasciata     
5.25l     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

2021.01   29.07.2021   Europa      
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Common Pochard Aythya ferina
6l     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     
6.50l     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     

2021.02   29.07.2021   Europa   Sheet   2021.01
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Common Pochard Aythya ferina
6l     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     
6.50l     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     

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Location: Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey
Population: 792,000 (Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot)
Climate: temperate, Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, winters
Terrain: central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast

Birds: 373 species

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