New bird stamps found on the web

This page is for listing stamps I am aware of and may need. Some are found on official sites, while others are listed on dealers' sites.
If you know of new bird stamps not listed here, please let me know!
Latest additions: Armenia, Sweden, China, x2, Tristan da Cunha, Croatia, Poland updated, France, Singapore
Expected later updated
Country Detail Date of Issue Status Source of information
Tristan da Cunha
Vagrant Species: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) and Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos carteri). 19 November 2019 Tick Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Centenary of the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb: single with some silhouettes, one of which looks like Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). 13 November 2019 Reminder Croatia Post
Fauna of Armenia: 2 stamps, with one featuring stylised Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). 12 November 2019 Reminder Stamps of Armenia
Île Tromelin: single featuring Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) and Red-footed Booby (Sula sula). The image is taken from Philinfo for November. 12 November 2019 Reminder Philinfo French Post.
BAT 200th Anniversary of the Discovery of Antarctica: 3 stamps, with one featuring Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. ?? November 2019 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
BAT Port Lockroy: 6 stamps, with 3 featuring Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua). These stamps may be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. ?? November 2019 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
Solar Terms (4): 6 stamps with 1 featuring small images of Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). 8 November 2019 Thumb down Chinese Stamps
Stamp News for November includes Small Birds coil stamps, a single featuring European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella). 7 November 2019 Thumb down Swedish Post and Delcampe
Japan Traditional color series Vol. 3 63 yen: 10 stamps with one featuring Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 6 November 2019 Thumb down Japan Philately
Joint Issue with Poland: miniature sheet with 2 stamps featuring Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). 30 October 2019 Reminder SingPost
Species confirmed 30 October 2019
The Programme for 2019 includes "Polish Birds": 4 stamps, but with no further details.
Update: An updated list of Polish stamps for 2019 includes "2019.10.xx. Birds of Singapore and Poland", 2 stamps, though this is subject to change.
Update: The issue has appeared on the Polish Post web site, and, as expected, features Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).
30 October 2019 Thumb down KZP and Polish Post
Isle of Man Christmas: 10 stamps, at least one has European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). 28 October 2019 Thumb down IoM Post
Wallis and Futuna World Oceans Day: single with a small image of either Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) or Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel). Details were published in Phil'info for October 2019. 17 October 2019 Thumb down Phil'info French Post
Botswana Cranes of Botswana: 4 stamps featuring Blue Crane (Grus paradisea), Grey Crowned-Crane (Balearica regulorum) and Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus) on two stamps. I received a large image of the brochure from which I extracted the technical details, and FDC
Update: The issue also includes two souvenir sheets: A and B.
9 October 2019 Reminder Botswana Post
Details added 20 October 2019
The Programme for 2019 includes "Parrots and Cockatoos" 12 stamps.
Update: The details of this issue have appeared online, and as expected, I think the birds are all from the Australian region. They are listed as: D Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata, 4.00 Cacatua sulphurea, 6.00 Cacatua tenuirostris, 7.00 Callocephalon fimbriatum, 9.00 Calyptorhynchus banksii, 10.00 Calyptorhynchus baudinii, 11.00 Calyptorhynchus funereus, 12.00 Calyptorhynchus lathami, 14.00 Calyptorhynchus latirostris, 18.00 Eolophus roseicapilla, 20.00 Nymphicus hollandicus and 22.00 Probosciger atterimus, though I have not checked if they are correct.
9 October 2019 Thumb down Suriname Stamps
Japan International Letter-writing Week: 6 stamps using illustrations by Utagawa Hiroshige. One has a pair of Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata). A second has a "Little bird on the ridge". The best image I found of this artwork does not really help with identifying the bird. Its head looks like that of a Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), but it is probably left as a "fantasy bird". 9 October 2019 Thumb down Japan Philately
Malawi I received an email from Malawi Post that a new issue called "Domesticated Birds of Malawi" is due out soon and more recently, saw this comment on Commonwealth Stamps Opinion, which prompted me to ask for details. Today, I received by email 2 photographs of the issue. The sheet of 6 stamps features "Chinziri", Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) {source}, "Nkhanga", Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), "Nkhuku tembo", Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), "Nkhnda", Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), "Bakha", Duck and "Tambala", Chicken. The 6 souvenir sheets feature the same species. The date on each stamp suggests that this issue was prepared to be issued last year. 8 October 2019 Reminder Commonwealth Stamps Opinion and Malawi Post
Guernsey 50th Anniversary - Philatelic Independence: 2 sets of 6 stamps which are shown on Commonwealth Stamps Opinion. One of the stamps includes an image of a 10p stamp issued in a 1979 definitve set featuring coins. It has Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus). 1 October 2019 Thumb down Guernsey Stamps and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Uruguay The Programme for 2019 includes "Spring Series - Flowers with birds and insects": 4 stamps October 2019 Reminder Uruguay Post
Wallis and Futuna Rugby World Cup in Japan: single with a small image of possible Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). Details were published in Phil'info for October 2019. 20 September 2019 Thumb down Phil'info French Post
Ross Cape Adare - 5 stamps. The $3.30 value has a group of penguins that must be Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), because "Cape Adare in Antarctica is home to the world's largest Adelie Penguin colony." The top value has the very surprising Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) or is it Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)? Information about the issue informs us that "This delicate watercolour of a Northern Hemisphere bird known as a tree creeper was unearthed from a pile of mould-covered papers found on a bunk in the Cape Adare accommodation hut in 2016." 18 September 2019 Thumb down New Zealand Post
Tuvalu Seabirds: sheetlet with 4 stamps featuring Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) and Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra). The souvenir sheet has Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana). 18 September 2019 Thumb down IGPC
USA Walt Whitman: single with a small image of a Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus). 14 September 2019 Thumb down Virtual Stamp Club
Linked to better image on Delcampe 23 October 2019
30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Belize: 3 stamps with one featuring Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and Formosan Magpie (Urocissa caerulea).
Update This article gives the date of issue, and here's a better image of the full issue.
12 September 2019 Thumb down Phila Mirror and Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
Grenada Roseate Spoonbill: 2 items comprising 6 stamps, all featuring Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja). 8 September 2019 Reminder IGPC
Germany 250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt: one stamp featuring a small image of a bird which I am trying to identify. It has some characteristics that suggest Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), but I've never seen a yellow one! Any suggestions?
Update A much better suggestion than Wryneck is Northern Andean Flicker (Colaptes cinereicapillus) which is consistent with the South American theme, and is yellowish.
Update However, the bird on the stamp does not look right for a Flicker, and I have been unable to locate details of the painting that was used for the stamp, so I think it is best to leave this particular bird as "unidentifiable".
5 September 2019 Thumb down Deutsche Post
Switzerland Focus on Stamps 3-2019 includes Animals around the World: 4 stamps with one featuring a presumed Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). 5 September 2019 Thumb down Swiss Post
Uzbekistan Protected Fauna of Uzbekistan: 4 stamps with 2 featuring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). All 4 stamps have a logo that includes a small image of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). 27 August 2019 Thumb down The Postal Service of Uzbekistan
Japan Celebration: 3 stamps each featuring stylised Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis). 20 August 2019 Thumb down Japan Philately
Botswana Wetlands Series Part 5: Nxai Pans: 5 stamps with one featuring Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus). The falcon is carrying avian prey which is Red-headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala). The artist informed me of the prey, as she painted it from one of her own photographs. 15 August 2019 Thumb down Botswana Post and Anja Denker
Romania Exotic Birds: 6 stamps featuring Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda), Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno), Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), Northern Royal-Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus), Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus).
Update 17 August I carelessly misread the description of this issue and wrongly listed the top value as featuring a Hummingbird, which is actually on a FDC.
14 August 2019 Thumb down Romania Post
Palestine G-77 Chairmanship: 3 miniature sheets, one of which has stylised images of Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus) on one stamp. 8 August 2019 Thumb down Palestinian Authority Stamps
Gambia Hippos: 4 stamps and souvenir sheet. One of the Hippos has on its head a Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus). 7 August 2019 Reminder IGPC
Falkland Is. Small Birds Definitive Booklet Local Rate Reprint: single featuring Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera). These stamps may eventually be obtained directly from the Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau. 6 August 2019 Thumb down Notification from Pobjoy Stamps
China Poyang Lake: three stamps with 2 featuring flocks of birds. One has a flock of presumed Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana) in the foreground with possible Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) behind. The 3 swans on the water to the right of the storks may be Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus). An article about the lake mentions all these species. 20 July 2019 Thumb down JX News after a sale on Delcampe
Palau Palau Conservation Society: 8 stamps with one featuring Micronesian Scrubfowl (Megapodius laperouse). A second stamp has a cloud of birds which may be Frigatebirds and Terns, but may not be specifically identifiable. A sale on Delcampe has a good image of the sheet. 14 June 2019 Thumb down IGPC
Children's Games: 4 stamps with 1 featuring a small image of Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). 1 June 2019 Thumb down Chinese Stamps
South Africa I received a newsletter from SAPO by email but was disappointed that there were no bird stamps mentioned. I replied and suggested that SAPO could continue its recent series of bird stamps by selecting 5 South African Woodpeckers perhaps in the programme for 2020. I was very surprised to get a reply from a SAPO official that there would be an issue featuring Woodpeckers in August, 2019! I have requested early news of this issue.
Update 6 August The latest information from SAPO: "It might be delayed".
Update 25 September The latest information from SAPO: "The stamps are not yet in South Africa".
???? 2019 Reminder SAPO
Azerbaijan Novruz Bayram: a sheet of 6 stamps. A few stylised Swallows decorate the borders, and one is on the bottom left stamp. It is obviously intended to be a Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), but I will wait for a better example of the species from Azerbaijan. 1 April 2019 Thumb down Stamps of the Former Soviet Union.
Malawi Vultures - unissued MS. Apparently, the Vultures issue listed in 2018 sould have included this MS, but it was withdrawn because the face value was missing. The photograph used was of a Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) which is not native to Malawi. Unissued 2018 Thumb down Commonwealth Stamps Opinion
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15 November 2019
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