The bird and its representations appear in many myths, legends and religions. The same goes for its eggs, symbols of the life cycle.
We find it engraved on wood or stone, inlaid in mosaics, traced on coats of arms. It is also widely represented in thematic philately and the melodies of it’s songs have always inspired composers and fascinated ornithologists.
Birds are a class of vertebrate animals from the theropod group. They appeared more than 150 million years ago, they are the only current representatives of dinosaurs.
The classification of birds has been frequently revised, today we consider 27 different orders, grouping 200 families, more than 2 200 genera for about 10 000 identified species.
The flight allowed the birds to colonize all the continents and all the islands of the planet.
Family of sea birds (diomedeidae), of the order Procellariiformes.
The Amazona genus includes around thirty species of birds belonging to the psittacidae family.
Genus of birds in the sunbird family, Nectariniidae.
Species of passerines from the leiothrichidae family.
Birds of the genus psilopogon of the family megalaimidae.
Family of birds made up of three genera and twenty-six species.
GAMBIA 25 Dalasis 2013
The Birds-of-Paradise are members of the family paradisaeidae of the order passeriformes.
The word Blackbird designates several species of passerines of the families: turdidae, sturnidae and cinclidae.
Passerines of the turdidae family.
The Bulbuls are a family, pycnonotidae, of medium-sized passerine songbirds.
Genus of passerines, consisting of three species of the family cardinalidae.
Species of Birds of the genus ortalis of the family cracidae.
Family of wading Birds made up of 6 genera and 19 species ( Jabirus, Openbills, Marabous, Storks).
The Cacatuidae or Cacatuinae form with the Parrots and the Parakeets, the order of the psittaciformes.
Genus of passerine of the family of thraupidae made up of a single species.
Two species of Birds of the genus rupicola, of the family cotingidae.
Family of Birds made up of 42 genera and 320 species (Doves, Gouras, Pigeons ...)
SEYCHELLES 25 Rupees 2016
Condor is the common name for two species of New World vultures: the California Condor and the Andean Condor.
COLOMBIA 5 Pesos 1977
COLOMBIA 10 Pesos 1976
Cranes are a family, the gruidae, of large, long-legged, and long-necked birds in the group gruiformes.
UGANDA 200 Shillings 1996
Species of Birds from the subfamily cuculinae (Old World Cuckoos) or coccyzinae (New World Cuckoos) in the cuculidae family.
Duck is the common name for numerous species in the waterfowl family anatidae.
Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the familia accipitridae.
ROMANIA 200 Lei 2003
UNITED STATES 1 Dollar 2003
ZAMBIA 10 Kwatcha 1989
ZAMBIA 50 Kwacha 2018
ZAMBIA 100 Kwacha 1991
Passerines of the Ploceidae family (17 species).
Falcons are diurnal raptors of the falconidae family which together with Kestrels form the genus falco.
MEXICO 10 Pesos 1975
The true finches are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family fringillidae.
Genus of African Birds in the family estrildidae.
Large aquatic Birds of the phoenicopteridae family consisting of three genera and six species.
Fodies are small passerine birds belonging to the genus foudia in the weaver family ploceidae.
Galerida is a genus of birds in the family alaudidae.
Large mythical Birds or Bird-like creatures in Hindu and Buddhist mythologies.
A group of birds belonging to the anatidae family (such as swans and ducks).
Legendary creatures with the body, tail, and back legs of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle.
Birds of the family numididae in the order galliformes.
Gulls, or colloquially Seagulls, are seabirds of the family Laridae.
KAZAKHSTAN 500 Tenge 2017
The Helmet vanga is a distinctive-looking bird of the vanga family, vangidae.
The word "Heron" includes birds belonging to the ardéidae family. This family also includes the Egrets.
BRAZIL 5 Reais 2010
The only species in the family opisthocomidae and order opisthocomiformes.
Large and diverse family of passerines, meliphagidae (190 species in 55 genera).
The upupidae form a family of Birds made up of the only genus upupa and three existing species.
Bird family made up of 13 genera and 59 species.
Genus (furnarius) in the family furnariidae, which groups together six species. They are known for building mud nests that resemble old wood-fired ovens.
Hummingbirds are birds native to the Americas and constituting the biological family trochilidae.
They are the smallest of birds.
BRAZIL 1 Real 1997
Wading birds which constitute the sub-family of threskiornithidae.
Genus of american birds of the icteridae family.
Species of wading birds of the family rhynochetidae.
Divine bird, symbol of happiness and love of freedom, equivalent of the Iranian Homa.
Kingfishers or alcedinidae are a family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order coraciiformes.
GAMBIA 5 Dalasis 2019
Birds of prey in the family accipitridae, particularly in subfamilies milvinae and elaninae.
Order of flightless land Birds (Apterygiformes), consisting of 5 species endemic to New Zealand.
Species of passerines from the family callaeidae. Endemic birds of New Zealand.
Birds of the genus vanellus (23 species) of the Charadriidae family.
Loriini is a tribe of small to medium-sized arboreal Parrots. The group consist of the Lories and Lorikeets.
Two species of ground-dwelling Australian Birds that compose the genus menura, and the family menuridae.
Passerines of the corvidae family.
The mangos, Anthracothorax, are a genus of hummingbirds in the subfamily trochilinae.
The Megapodes, also known as Incubator Birds or Mound-builders, are Chicken-like birds in the family megapodiidae.
17 species in two genera of New World passerine Birds from the family mimidae.
Species (3) of passerines of the genus mohoua of the family mohouidae.
Tree birds of the momotidae family (6 genera and 14 species).
NICARAGUA 5,000 Cordobas 1988
Passeriformes Birds of the sturnidae family. These black Birds have the ability to imitate the human voice, like Parrots.
Family of passerines made up of 16 genera and more than 140 species of Sunbirds and Spiderhunters.
New Zealand Wrens
Family (acanthisittidae) of tiny passerines endemic to New Zealand.
Five species of seabirds of the genus anous and the family laridae.
Old World Flycatcher
The Old World Flycatchers are a large family, the muscicapidae, which includes 324 species and is divided into 51 genera.
Birds of the oriolidae family (29 species).
Pandion is a genus of birds of prey, known as Ospreys, the only genus of family pandionidae.
Genus (struthio) of Birds of the struthionidae family. It is the fastest Bird on land.
Owls are birds from the order strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey.
Genus of passerines of the thraupidae family (6 species).
Parrots / Parakeets
Also known as Psittacidae, Birds of 398 species in 92 genera of the order Psittaciformes.
SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE 5,000 Dobras 2004
SRI LANKA 500 Rupees 2016
SRI LANKA 1,000 Rupees 2020
Genus of large water birds that make up the family pelecanidae.
ANGOLA 50 Kwanzas 2012
Penguins (order sphenisciformes, family spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic birds.
NEW ZEALAND 5 Dollars 2015
Genus of seabirds (pterodroma) of the procellariidae family.
Genus of seabirds of the phaethontidae family, made up of three species of Tropicbirds.
Family of gallinaceous Birds (Chickens, Junglefowl, Partridges, Peafowls, Pheasants, Old World Quail, Turkeys.
GAMBIA 200 Dalasis 2019
The Phoenix, or Phoenix, is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again.
Small waders of the charadriidae family.
Family of passerines made up of 3 genera and 17 species.
Genus of small insectivorous birds belonging to the passerine bird family cisticolidae.
Seabirds of the alcidae family and the fratercula genus.
The word "Quetzal" designates several species of birds of the trogonidae family.
Rails or Rallidae
Family of Birds (Coots, Crakes, Gallinules) made up of 44 genera and 152 species.
The family of rhipiduridae is a family of passerines made up of two genera which group together 49 species (genus Rhipidura).
Genus (carpodacus) of Passerine Birds in the Finch family fringillidae.
Family of raptor with one living species: the Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius).
Passerines of the passeridae family.
Wading birds (6 species of the genus platalea) of the threskiornithidae family.
Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family sturnidae.
3 genres et 10 espèces d'Oiseaux qui forment la famille des sulidés
Birds of the hirundininae subfamily (93 species of Swallows) of the hirundinidae family.
Swans are birds of the family anatidae within the genus cygnus..
Birds of various genera, belonging to the thraupidae family.
Terns are seabirds in the family laridae.
Birds of the family of ramphastidae in the order of piciformes.
SURINAME 25 Gulden 1991
SURINAME 100 Gulden 1986
Several species of passerines in the family turdidae.
Arboreal birds of the musophagidae family.
The Indigobirds and Whydahs, together with the Cuckoo-finch make up the family viduidae (two genera and 20 species).
BURUNDI 1,000 Francs 2015
Genera of Birds (motacilla and dendronanthus) made up of 14 species of the motacillidae family.
Passerine species of the superfamily sylvioidea.
CYPRUS 10 Pounds 1997
Passerines of the ploceidae family and the ploceus genus (64 species of Weaver).
Also called Scimitarbills, family of Birds (phœniculidae) made up of 2 genera and 9 species.
Woodpeckers are part of the family picidae
Genus of passerines made up of five species of American Sparrows of the passerellidae family.