South American Birds – 6 Stamps


  • Date of Issue : Sept. 20th, 2020
  • Designer: Ans Mezas-Hummelink
  • Face Value of Stamps: 70c, Cat.1, Cat 2, 331c, 474c, 739c
  • Size of Stamps: 2.5 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Perforation: 14 x 131/4
  • Stamp paper: Synthetic
  • Printing : Offset
  • Color: CMYK
  • Printer: Johan Enschede Security Print, Haarlem, The Netherlands


70c Blue and Yellow Macaw
The blue-and-yellow 25 cm (10 in) long amacaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with mostly blue top parts and light orange underparts, with gradient hues of green on top of its head. Size 81-91cm.

Cat. 1 – Green Headed Tanager
The green-headed tanager is a brightly-colored bird found in the Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil. As other members of the genus Tangara, it is a small colorful bird, measuring an average of 13.5 centimeters.

Cat. 2 The Masked Trogon
Is a mid-sized trogon, averaging 27 centimetres (11 in) in length and 56 grams (2.0 oz) in mass. is. The female is brown above, with a pinkish to red belly and breast; the white band separating brown and red on her underside is often either narrow or obscured.

331c Guianan Toucanet
Guianan Toucanet (Guyana Toucanet) –  Found in north-western Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela, this species of toucanet is of the family Ramphastidae. A Tropical humid lowland forests are its natural habitats. It is 25 cm (10 in) long a

474c – Blue Crowned Motmot
The Blue-crowned motmot  is 15-19 inches (38-48 cm.) long and weighs about six ounces (170 gr).  They have red eyes, a turquoise crown and black masked face.

739c Toucan Barbet
The toucan-barbets are the small bird genus Semnornis. This was often included in the paraphyletic barbets but recently usually considered a distinct family. Size is 19-21 cm.