Bird stamps from Austria.

Austria, is a landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

The territory of Austria covers 83,855 square kilometres (32,377 sq mi) and has a temperate and alpine climate. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft).

The majority of the population speak local Austro-Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Burgenland Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene.

The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty when the vast majority of the country was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria became one of the great powers of Europe and, in response to the coronation of Napoleon I as the Emperor of the French, the Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804. In 1867, the Austrian Empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary.

After the collapse of the Habsburg (Austro-Hungarian) Empire in 1918 at the end of World War I, Austria adopted and used the name the Republic of German Austria ("Deutschösterreich", later "Österreich") in an attempt for union with Germany, but was forbidden due to the Treaty of Saint Germain. The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919. In the 1938 Anschluss, Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany.

This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Nazi Germany was occupied by the Allies and Austria's former democratic constitution was restored. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation. In the same year, the Austrian Parliament created the Declaration of Neutrality which declared that the Second Austrian Republic would become permanently neutral.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1925.01   01.06.1925   Definitives      
20g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
24g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     = 20g
30g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     = 20g
40g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     = 20g
45g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     = 20g
50g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     = 20g
80g     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     = 20g
1925.02   01.08.1925   Air      
Common Crane Grus grus
10g     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     
15g     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     = 10g
30g     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     = 10g
50g     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     = 10g
1s     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     = 10g
2s     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     = 10g
1926.01   07.09.1926   Air      1925.02
3s     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     
5s     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     
10s     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     
1950.01   21.10.1950   Air      
Rook Corvus frugilegus Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
60g     162     Rook    Corvus frugilegus     
2s     66     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
1952.01   07.01.1952   Air      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
20s     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
1953.01   29.09.1953   Air      
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Common Buzzard Buteo buteo Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
1s     183     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
3s     32     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
5s     37     Common Buzzard    Buteo buteo     
10s     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
1959.01   20.05.1959   International hunting congress   4v set   
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
1s     11     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
1967.01   09.06.1967   Art of the Nibelungen district      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
2s     14     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
1978.01   28.04.1978   International hunting exhibition      
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix
6s     11     Black Grouse    Lyrurus tetrix     
1982.01   09.09.1982   Endangered animals   3v set   
Great Bustard Otis tarda Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
3s     39     Great Bustard    Otis tarda     
6s     11     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
1984.01   13.08.1984   Natural beauty spots      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
4s     14     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
1986.01   21.05.1986   Richard Wagner      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
4s     14     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
1987.01   25.09.1987   Endangered animals      
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus
4s     37     Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus     
1988.01   15.04.1988   WWF      
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
5s     95     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
1998.01   06.02.1998   Hunting and the environment      
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix
9s     11     Black Grouse    Lyrurus tetrix     
1999.01   07.05.1999   Hunting and the environment      
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
6.50s     11     Grey Partridge    Perdix perdix     
1999.02   18.06.1999   Europa      
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
7s     26     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
and     24     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
2001.01   16.02.2001   Hunting and the environment      
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
7s     14     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
2002.01   03.06.2002   Zoological garden Schönbrunn   4v sheet   
White Stork Ciconia ciconia African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
0.58€     24     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
and     48     Common Crane    Grus grus     
and          Not identified    Not identified     
and     37     Cape Vulture    Gyps coprotheres     
and     24     Yellow-billed Stork    Mycteria ibis     
and     22     Greater Flamingo    Phoenicopterus roseus     
and     26     Black Heron    Egretta ardesiaca     
and     29     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     
1.38€     61     African Jacana    Actophilornis africanus     
and     14     Knob-billed Duck    Sarkidiornis melanotos     
2002.02   25.10.2002   Thayatal national park      
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
0.58€     24     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
2003.01   11.07.2003   World cultural heritage: Lake Neusiedler      
Great Egret Ardea alba
1€     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
2005.01   14.09.2005   Autumn      
Little Owl Athene noctua
55c     78     Little Owl    Athene noctua     
2006.02   06.11.2006   Animals   2v booklet, sa   
Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita
55c     25     Northern Bald Ibis    Geronticus eremita     
2007.01   07.09.2007   Eagle      
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
55c     37     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     
2007.02   24.09.2007   Fauna   Booklet   
55c     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
2008.01   25.02.2008   Fauna   2v set, sa   
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
65c     92     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
2008.03   13.06.2008   Fauna   2v set, sa   
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
75c     96     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
2009.01   05.04.2009   Barn Owl   sa   
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
55c     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
2009.02   28.08.2009   Bee-eater   sa   
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
55c     95     European Bee-eater    Merops apiaster     
2010.01   28.05.2010   Roller and Golden Eagle   sa   
European Roller Coracias garrulus Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
55c     90     European Roller    Coracias garrulus     
75c     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
2011.01   15.06.2011   Europa      
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
90c     11     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     MS
2011.02   21.10.2011   Burgenland      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
90c     24     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

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