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Bird Definitives of 1990-1991

In 1990 Tanzania issued a set of twelve stamps depicting native birds including the masked weaver, emerald cuckoo, little bee-eater, red bishop, bateleur, scarlet-crested sunbird, lesser flamingo, helmeted guinea-fowl, white pelican, saddle-billed stork, crowned crane and ostrich. In 1991 three denominations were added depicting pigeons, the pied crow and the white-headed vulture. A souvenir sheet with two stamps depicting the superb starling and the lilac-breasted roller is not shown here.


"Tanzania." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Amos Publishing, 2015.

Stevenson, Terry and John Fanshawe.Birds of East Africa. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Williams, J.G. and N. Arlott.A Field Guide to Birds of East Africa. London: Collins, 1992.

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