Commonwealth Stamps Opinion has listed various issues produced by Philatelic Collector Inc. in their Birds of the World series. They are published on behalf of Cook Islands and Tonga, but probably do not feature birds of those islands. I do not intend to list these, but ignore them as I also ignore those from Stamperija.
Saturday, 5 September 2020
Finland has issued two stamps commemorating the Posti Art Prize 2020. One of the stamps has silhouettes of two birds perched in a tree. I contacted the designer, Janne Laine, for help in identifying the birds, and here is his response: "Unfortunately I have no idea what the bird was. Actually its the same one with different poses. Photoetching is also unsharpening the bird. And although the stamps are representing the Finnish forest and birdlife, the bird might be photographed in Australia."
Friday, 3 July 2020
Monday, 15 June 2020
My correspondent in Colombia has consulted Cesar Landazabal who provided a copy of his artwork for "B" and who confirmed that the partially hidden parrot is Indigo-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi).
Friday, 27 December 2019
The species featuring in this issue are not named on the stamps, but appear to be Cardinal Woodpecker, Crimson Seedcracker, Pied Kingfisher, Red-fronted Parrot and Village Weaver. Any help with Guinea-Bissau 1996 identifying these birds or any information about the issue would be most welcome.
UPDATE Tino Mischler has identified the red bird as Crimson Seedcracker. As most of the birds occur in Guinea-Bissau, I will list them, but probably not collect them. Why are they so expensive?
Friday, 20 December 2019
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Also, one of the Coat of Arms series issued in 1995 and again in 1996 featuring the Arms of Grobina features a stylised Common Crane (Grus grus), but it is too stylised for me.