Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia Bird Stamps 1993

These birds came from a full sheet of 9, issued by the Saudi Post in 1993. The birds starting from upper left, then going down, then from upper right and going down again are as follows:

Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs)
Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Arabian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos dorae)
European Turtledove (Streptopelia turtur)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

My favorite from this set is the hoopoe. I think it has a really cool name and it has a really cool crown of feathers, too!

Sharing these birds for Viridian's Sunday Stamps.



  1. these are such a rarity too! great to have them in the collection! Yeah, I think the hoopoe is my favourite too! actually if im not mistaken, we have this fella on one of our WWF issues as well...

  2. A lovely selection, I haven't seen any of those stamps before.

  3. Dubai has a hoopoe on a stamp too. The hawk on the stamp next to yours appears on a United Arab Emirates stamp as well.

  4. great set to have, lovely variety of birds and i like the cancellations too!


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