Turkey: Birds of Prey set of 5 stamps issued in 1967

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Published opinions 10k
KERKENEZ
60k
KARTAL
130k
DOGAN
220k
ATMACA
270k
SAHIN
CBoS Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
Imperial Eagle ?
(Aquila heliaca)
Pallid Harrier ?
(Circus macrourus)
Sparrow Hawk ?
(Accipiter nisus)
Common Buzzard ?
(Buteo buteo)
Chris Gibbins Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
Golden Eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)
Saker Falcon
(Falco cherrug)
Sparrow Hawk
(Accipiter nisus)
Common Buzzard
(Buteo buteo)
Theme Birds on Stamps Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
Unidentified Unidentified Unidentified Unidentified
ATA Handbook #106 Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
Golden Eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)
Saker Falcon (hypothetical)
(Falco cherrug)
Sparrow Hawk
(Accipiter nisus)
Northern Goshawk (probable)
(Accipiter gentilis)
Domfil Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
Golden Eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)
Montagu's Harrier
(Circus pygargus)
Sparrow Hawk
(Accipiter nisus)
Western Honey-Buzzard
(Pernis apivorus)

I found a page on the web which gives Turkish names of birds.

This gives kerkenez as Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), but also küçük kerkenez as Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni).

"sah kartal" is given as Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), but the name "kartal" appears as part of several other eagles, and even the Osprey.

Eight falcons have "dogan" - Saker is "ulu dogan".

"atmaca" is given as Sparrow Hawk (Accipiter nisus).

"sahin" is given as Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), but the same name is also included in Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus).

I think my original identifications are almost correct, with the exception of the 60k which is more likely to be Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca).

Does anyone have further comments about this set?

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Added 30th  December, 1999