Bird stamps from Angola.

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in southern Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with Luanda as its capital city.

The exclave province of Cabinda has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Portuguese were present in some—mostly coastal—points of the territory of what is now Angola, from the 16th to the 19th century, interacting in diverse ways with the peoples that lived there.

In the 19th century they slowly and hesitantly began to establish themselves in the interior. Angola as a Portuguese colony encompassing the present territory was not established before the end of the 19th century, and "effective occupation", as required by the Berlin Conference (1884) was achieved only by the 1920s.

Independence was achieved in 1975, after a protracted liberation war. After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002.

The country has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy has grown on average at a two-digit pace since the 1990s, and especially since the end of the civil war. However, its level of human development is rather low, and its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst-ranked in the world.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1951.01   23.01.1951   Birds      
Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Anchieta's Barbet Stactolaema anchietae Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Magpie Shrike Urolestes melanoleucus Cape Starling Lamprotornis nitens Southern White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus anguitimens Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
5c     37     Dark Chanting Goshawk    Melierax metabates     
20c     95     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
1a     106     Anchieta's Barbet    Stactolaema anchietae     
2a     99     Southern Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus leadbeateri     
2.50a     66     African Skimmer    Rynchops flavirostris     
4.50a     156     Magpie Shrike    Urolestes melanoleucus     
5a     209     Cape Starling    Lamprotornis nitens     
12.50a     156     Southern White-crowned Shrike    Eurocephalus anguitimens     
40a     35     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
1951.02   27.01.1951   Birds      
Babbling Starling Neocichla gutturalis
15a     209     Babbling Starling    Neocichla gutturalis     
1951.03   22.03.1951   Birds      
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas
15c     37     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
50c     92     Giant Kingfisher    Megaceryle maxima     
3.50a     39     Denham's Bustard    Neotis denhami     
4a     158     African Golden Oriole    Oriolus auratus     
7a     218     Fan-tailed Widowbird    Euplectes axillaris     
20a     98     Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill    Tockus leucomelas     
1951.04   27.03.1951   Birds      
Racket-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus Shikra Accipiter badius Sharp-tailed Starling Lamprotornis acuticaudus Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Orange-breasted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
10c     90     Racket-tailed Roller    Coracias spatulatus     
1.50a     24     African Openbill    Anastomus lamelligerus     
3a     37     Shikra    Accipiter badius     
6a     209     Sharp-tailed Starling    Lamprotornis acuticaudus     
10a     92     Half-collared Kingfisher    Alcedo semitorquata     
25a     209     Violet-backed Starling    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster     
30a     145     Orange-breasted Bushshrike    Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus     
50a     73     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     
1984.01   24.10.1984   Birds      
Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Goliath Heron Ardea goliath Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus African Spoonbill Platalea alba Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
10.50k     99     Southern Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus leadbeateri     
14k     37     Palm-nut Vulture    Gypohierax angolensis     
16k     26     Goliath Heron    Ardea goliath     
19.50k     29     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
22k     25     African Spoonbill    Platalea alba     
26k     48     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
1992.01   02.06.1992   Nature protection   Strip   
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
150k     73     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     
200k     73     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     
250k     73     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     
300k     73     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     
1994.01   27.09.1994   Tourism   4v set   
Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus
2000k     37     Brown Snake Eagle    Circaetus cinereus     
and     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
and     24     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     
and     29     Pink-backed Pelican    Pelecanus rufescens     
1996.01   20.04.1996   Birds   Sheet   

California Quail Callipepla californica Greater Prairie Chicken Tympanuchus cupido King Quail Excalfactoria chinensis Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus Crested Partridge Rollulus rouloul Sri Lanka Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae Great Curassow Crax rubra Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus
5500k     10     California Quail    Callipepla californica     
5500k     11     Greater Prairie Chicken    Tympanuchus cupido     
5500k     11     King Quail    Excalfactoria chinensis     
5500k     11     Golden Pheasant    Chrysolophus pictus     
5500k     11     Crested Partridge    Rollulus rouloul     
5500k     11     Sri Lanka Spurfowl    Galloperdix bicalcarata     
5500k     11     Himalayan Snowcock    Tetraogallus himalayensis     
5500k     11     Temminck's Tragopan    Tragopan temminckii     
5500k     11     Lady Amherst's Pheasant    Chrysolophus amherstiae     
5500k     8     Great Curassow    Crax rubra     
5500k     11     Red-legged Partridge    Alectoris rufa     
5500k     11     Himalayan Monal    Lophophorus impejanus     
1996.02   20.04.1996   Birds   Sheet   

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna Blue-throated Mountaingem Lampornis clemenciae Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus Crimson Topaz Topaza pella Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris Frilled Coquette Lophornis magnificus Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
5500k     86     Anna's Hummingbird    Calypte anna     
5500k     86     Blue-throated Mountaingem    Lampornis clemenciae     
5500k     86     Broad-tailed Hummingbird    Selasphorus platycercus     
5500k     86     Costa's Hummingbird    Calypte costae     
5500k     86     White-eared Hummingbird    Basilinna leucotis     
5500k     86     Calliope Hummingbird    Stellula calliope     
5500k     86     Violet-crowned Hummingbird    Amazilia violiceps     
5500k     86     Rufous Hummingbird    Selasphorus rufus     
5500k     86     Crimson Topaz    Topaza pella     
5500k     86     Broad-billed Hummingbird    Cynanthus latirostris     
5500k     86     Frilled Coquette    Lophornis magnificus     
5500k     86     Ruby-throated Hummingbird    Archilochus colubris     
1996.03   20.04.1996   Birds      
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Marvelous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis
12000k     11     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     MS
12000k     86     Marvelous Spatuletail    Loddigesia mirabilis     MS
1996.04   27.04.1996   Angolan fauna   12v sheet   

European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Red-crested Turaco Tauraco erythrolophus Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptius
1500k     37     European Honey Buzzard    Pernis apivorus     
1500k     37     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
1500k     38     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
4400k     75     Red-crested Turaco    Tauraco erythrolophus     
5100k     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
6000k     14     African Pygmy Goose    Nettapus auritus     
6000k     59     Egyptian Plover    Pluvianus aegyptius     
1996.05   12.06.1996   SONANGOL   4v set   
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
2500k     29     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
5000k     48     Grey Crowned Crane    Balearica regulorum     
1998.01   25.05.1998   Decade of education in Africa      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
400000k     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     MS
1999.01   25.03.1999   WWF   Strip   
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
300000k     22     Lesser Flamingo    Phoeniconaias minor     
300000k     22     Lesser Flamingo    Phoeniconaias minor     
300000k     22     Lesser Flamingo    Phoeniconaias minor     
300000k     22     Lesser Flamingo    Phoeniconaias minor     
1999.02   25.03.1999   Fauna   4v set   
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus
300000k     73     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     
300000k     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
300000k     16     Galapagos Penguin    Spheniscus mendiculus     
1999.03   25.03.1999   Fauna   6v sheet   
Florida Scrub Jay Aphelocoma coerulescens Seychelles Scops Owl Otus insularis Shoebill Balaeniceps rex
300000k     162     Florida Scrub Jay    Aphelocoma coerulescens     
300000k     78     Seychelles Scops Owl    Otus insularis     
300000k     28     Shoebill    Balaeniceps rex     
2000.01   07.04.2000   Animals of the world   4v set   
California Condor Gymnogyps californianus
3k     34     California Condor    Gymnogyps californianus     
2000.02   07.04.2000   Animals of the world   6v sheet   
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus
3.50k     95     Rainbow Bee-eater    Merops ornatus     
2000.03   07.04.2000   Animals of the world   6v sheet   
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
3.50k     11     Wild Turkey    Meleagris gallopavo     
2000.04   07.04.2000   Animals of the world   6v sheet   
Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja
3.50k     104     Black-mandibled Toucan    Ramphastos ambiguus     
3.50k     37     Harpy Eagle    Harpia harpyja     
2000.05   10.04.2000   Birds of prey      
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja Andean Condor Vultur gryphus Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
1.50k     37     Harpy Eagle    Harpia harpyja     
2k     34     Andean Condor    Vultur gryphus     
3k     37     Lappet-faced Vulture    Torgos tracheliotus     
5.50k     34     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     
2000.06   10.04.2000   Birds of prey   Sheet   

American Kestrel Falco sparverius Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus
3.50k     38     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
3.50k     78     Spectacled Owl    Pulsatrix perspicillata     
3.50k     37     White-tailed Kite    Elanus leucurus     
3.50k     78     Morepork    Ninox novaeseelandiae     
3.50k     37     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     
3.50k     38     Southern Crested Caracara    Caracara plancus     
2000.07   10.04.2000   Birds of prey   Sheet   

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Northern Hawk-Owl Surnia ulula Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Eastern Screech Owl Megascops asio African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
3.50k     37     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     
3.50k     78     Northern Hawk-Owl    Surnia ulula     
3.50k     38     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
3.50k     78     Eastern Screech Owl    Megascops asio     
3.50k     37     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
3.50k     38     Laughing Falcon    Herpetotheres cachinnans     
2000.08   10.04.2000   Birds of prey   Sheet   
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
6.50k     37     Verreaux's Eagle    Aquila verreauxii     
6.50k     37     Bonelli's Eagle    Aquila fasciata     
6.50k     37     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
2000.09   10.04.2000   Birds of prey   Sheet   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi
6.50k     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
6.50k     37     Tawny Eagle    Aquila rapax     
6.50k     37     Philippine Eagle    Pithecophaga jefferyi     
2000.10   10.04.2000   Birds of prey      

Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
12k     38     Lanner Falcon    Falco biarmicus     MS
12k     34     King Vulture    Sarcoramphus papa     MS
15k     35     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     MS
15k     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     MS
2000.11   13.04.2000   Nature heritage of Angola   12v sheet   

Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
1.50k     218     Holub's Golden Weaver    Ploceus xanthops     
1.50k     90     Lilac-breasted Roller    Coracias caudatus     
2000.12   13.04.2000   Nature heritage of Angola   12v sheet   

Common Ostrich Struthio camelus Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
2k     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
2k     35     Secretarybird    Sagittarius serpentarius     
2k     92     Malachite Kingfisher    Corythornis cristatus     
2000.13   07.08.2000   Millennium 1500-1550   17v sheet   
Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus
2.50k     209     Crested Myna    Acridotheres cristatellus     
2003.01   10.12.2003   Eagles      
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
20k     37     Tawny Eagle    Aquila rapax     
20k     37     Martial Eagle    Polemaetus bellicosus     
25k     37     African Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vocifer     
25k     37     Bateleur    Terathopius ecaudatus     
2003.02   10.12.2003   Eagles      
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii
45k     37     Verreaux's Eagle    Aquila verreauxii     MS
2005.01   23.02.2005   Rotary   2v set   
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
51k     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
2005.02   23.02.2005   Rotary   2v sheet   2005.01
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
51k     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     
2006.01   30.10.2006   LUBRAPEX 2007   3v set   
45k     73     Grey Parrot    Psittacus erithacus     
45k     9     Helmeted Guineafowl    Numida meleagris     
2010.01   01.06.2010   International day of the child   4v set   
Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
40k     145     Crimson-breasted Shrike    Laniarius atrococcineus     
and     211     African Thrush    Turdus pelios     
60k     193     Miombo Wren-Warbler    Calamonastes undosus     
and     193     Dambo Cisticola    Cisticola dambo     
2010.02   01.06.2010   International day of the child      
Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus
150k     145     Crimson-breasted Shrike    Laniarius atrococcineus     MS
and     211     African Thrush    Turdus pelios

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