Request for information about Congo birds 2001
Information in March 2005 Scott Stamp Monthly
Grey Heron
White Stork
3 Examples with one showing Purple Heron

I'm indebted to a correspondent in France who sent me the image above. I am very keen to hear if any visitors to this web site have encountered this stamp or any others in the set. I will publish any information here and pass on my findings to Scott.

Update 1 February 2005: The same correspondent has sent me an image of a second stamp as shown above, right.

Update 16 May 2005: The same correspondent has sent me a further image with three stamps as shown above.

Update 23 May 2005: The same correspondent has sent me a further image, above right, of the 270F stamp confirming its identity as White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).

Update 22 November 2005: A new correspondent has sent me a further image, which shows another 270F stamp as listed originally: Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).

Update 8 June 2006: The original correspondent has sent me a new image, which shows 3 unused stamps, but no new ones.

Update 14 September 2006: Details of the set have been published in the Michel magazine Michel Rundschau 9/2006 which lists six stamps. The additional stamp is another 120Fr value which is described as Egretta garzetta - though we have not seen it illustrated.

Update 23 December 2006: My friend in France has sent me all six images that were sent to him by a correspondent in China. This confirms the identities, listed again for clarification:
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

If you can share any further information about this issue, please let me know

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