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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1950.01   01.04.1950   Definitives      
Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes
5c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     
20c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     = 5c
60c     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     = 5c

1959.01   04.09.1959   Somali water birds      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Black Stork Ciconia nigra Great Egret Ardea alba
5c     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
10c     64     Saddle-billed Stork    Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis     
15c     69     African Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis aethiopicus     
25c     73     Pink-backed Pelican    Pelecanus rufescens     
1.20s     64     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
2s     70     Great Egret    Ardea alba     

1960.01   07.04.1960   World refugee year   4v set   
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
1.50s     64     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

1965.01   01.11.1965   Somali flora and fauna   5v set   
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes
1s     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
1.30s     1     Somali Ostrich    Struthio molybdophanes     

1966.01   01.06.1966   Somali birds      
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis European Roller Coracias garrulus Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum
25c     83     Narina Trogon    Apaloderma narina     
35c     78     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
50c     78     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
1.30s     88     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     
2s     11     Vulturine Guineafowl    Acryllium vulturinum     

1968.01   01.11.1968   Birds      
Great Egret Ardea alba Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides Bruce's Green Pigeon Treron waalia Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea
35c     70     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
1s     93     Southern Carmine Bee-eater    Merops nubicoides     
1.30s     27     Bruce's Green Pigeon    Treron waalia     
1.80s     232     Long-tailed Paradise Whydah    Vidua paradisaea     

1980.01   30.07.1980   Birds   p 13½x14   
Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus louisae Red-naped Bushshrike Laniarius ruficeps
1s     144     Pygmy Batis    Batis perkeo     
2.25s     237     Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak    Rhynchostruthus louisae     
5s     145     Red-naped Bushshrike    Laniarius ruficeps     

1980.02   30.07.1980   Birds   Sheet, p 14x14½   1980.01

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Pygmy Batis  Batis perkeo Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak  Rhynchostruthus louisae Red-naped Bushshrike  Laniarius ruficeps
1s     144     Pygmy Batis    Batis perkeo     
2.25s     237     Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak    Rhynchostruthus louisae     
5s     145     Red-naped Bushshrike    Laniarius ruficeps     

1993.01   28.04.1993   Birds      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
200s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
500s     23     Kori Bustard    Ardeotis kori     
800s     78     White-backed Vulture    Gyps africanus     
1000s     78     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     
1500s     78     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
2000s     71     Hamerkop    Scopus umbretta     
2500s     78     Verreaux's Eagle    Aquila verreauxii     
3000s     76     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     

1994.01   16.11.1994   Fauna and flora      
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
1000s     78     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     

1998.01   22.12.1998   Flamingo      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
200s     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
400s     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
3300s     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1998.02   22.12.1998   Flamingo      
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
2600s     35     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     MS

1999.01   28.05.1999   Parrots      
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus Palm Cockatoo Probosciger aterrimus
100s     108     Rainbow Lorikeet    Trichoglossus moluccanus     
500s     107     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
3000s     106     Palm Cockatoo    Probosciger aterrimus     

1999.02   28.05.1999   Parrots      
Josephine's Lorikeet Charmosyna josefinae
3300s     108     Josephine's Lorikeet    Charmosyna josefinae     MS

2001.01   02.07.2001   Penguins      
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae African Penguin Spheniscus demersus King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome
200s     59     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     
300s     59     African Penguin    Spheniscus demersus     
400s     59     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     
3300s     59     Southern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes chrysocome     

2001.02   02.07.2001   Penguins      
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
3200s     59     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     MS

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Location: Eastern Africa
Population: 9.5 million
Climate: principally desert
Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plateau rising to hills in north

Birds: 727 species. 8 endemic species.

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