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Bird stamps from British Indian Ocean Territory

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1968.01   17.01.1968   Overprint B.I.O.T. on Seychelles 1962.01      
Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi
5c     108     Seychelles Black Parrot    Coracopsis barklyi     

1968.02   23.10.1968   Marine life      
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
5r     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1969.01   10.07.1969   Coral atolls      
Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri
2.25r     24     Malagasy Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis bernieri     

1971.01   01.02.1971   Aldabra nature reserve   4v set   
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha
1.50r     25     Dimorphic Egret    Egretta dimorpha     

1971.02   30.06.1971   Opening of research station      
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri
3.50r     44     White-throated Rail    Dryolimnas cuvieri     

1972.01   20.11.1972   Royal Silver Wedding      
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri
95c     44     White-throated Rail    Dryolimnas cuvieri     
and     24     Malagasy Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis bernieri     
1.50r     44     White-throated Rail    Dryolimnas cuvieri     = 95c
and     24     Malagasy Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis bernieri     

1975.01   28.02.1975   Birds      
Aldabra Drongo Dicrurus aldabranus Malagasy Coucal Centropus toulou Comoros Fody Foudia eminentissima White Tern Gygis alba Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Malagasy White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus Striated Heron Butorides striata Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris sovimanga Malagasy Turtle Dove Nesoenas picturatus
5c     160     Aldabra Drongo    Dicrurus aldabranus     
10c     71     Malagasy Coucal    Centropus toulou     
20c     225     Comoros Fody    Foudia eminentissima     
25c     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
30c     64     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
40c     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
50c     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
60c     25     Grey Heron    Ardea cinerea     
65c     30     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
95c     203     Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus     
1r     25     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     
1.75r     29     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     
3.50r     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
5r     223     Souimanga Sunbird    Cinnyris sovimanga     
10r     68     Malagasy Turtle Dove    Nesoenas picturatus     

1975.02   10.07.1975   Wildlife   4v set   
Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri
65c     24     Malagasy Sacred Ibis    Threskiornis bernieri     

1990.01   03.05.1990   Birds      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Malagasy Turtle Dove Nesoenas picturatus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Striated Heron Butorides striata Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Crab-plover Dromas ardeola Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis White Tern Gygis alba Red-footed Booby Sula sula Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
15p     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
20p     68     Malagasy Turtle Dove    Nesoenas picturatus     
24p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
30p     25     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     
34p     56     Greater Sand Plover    Charadrius leschenaultii     
41p     53     Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola     
45p     64     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
54p     64     Lesser Crested Tern    Thalasseus bengalensis     
62p     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
71p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
80p     216     Common Myna    Acridotheres tristis     
1     225     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     

1994.01   18.02.1994   Overprint HONG KONG 94 on 1990.01      
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
24p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
1     225     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     

2000.01   22.05.2000   Wildlife photographic competition   4v sheet   
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica European Robin Erithacus rubecula
34p     66     Atlantic Puffin    Fratercula arctica     
1     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2001.01   01.10.2001   BirdLife International   Sheet   

Crab-plover Dromas ardeola Crab-plover Dromas ardeola Crab-plover Dromas ardeola Crab-plover Dromas ardeola Crab-plover Dromas ardeola
50p     53     Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola     
50p     53     Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola     
50p     53     Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola     
50p     53     Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola     
50p     53     Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola     

2002.01   17.06.2002   BirdLife International   Sheet   

Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-footed Booby Sula sula
50p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
50p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
50p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
50p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
50p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

2004.01   21.06.2004   Birds definitives      
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis Zebra Dove Geopelia striata Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis White Tern Gygis alba Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Great Frigatebird Fregata minor White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Striated Heron Butorides striata Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Garganey Spatula querquedula Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
2p     225     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
14p     68     Zebra Dove    Geopelia striata     
20p     216     Common Myna    Acridotheres tristis     
26p     25     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
34p     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
58p     30     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
76p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
80p     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1.10     25     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     
1.34     56     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
1.48     8     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
2.50     62     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     

2005.01   08.11.2005   40th anniversary   8v sheet   
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
34p     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
34p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2006.01   06.10.2006   BirdLife International   Sheet   

Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White Tern Gygis alba Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Red-footed Booby Sula sula
26p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
26p     64     Black-naped Tern    Sterna sumatrana     
26p     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
26p     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
26p     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
2     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

2007.01   23.07.2007   Charles Darwin   4v set   
White Tern Gygis alba
54p     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
and     64     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2007.02   01.10.2007   BirdLife International      
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
54p     65     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     
and     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
54p     65     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     
and     30     Cape Gannet    Morus capensis     
54p     65     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     
54p     65     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     
90p     65     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     
and     64     Black-naped Tern    Sterna sumatrana     
90p     65     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     

2009.01   05.10.2009   Definitives   12v set   
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
54p     225     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
90p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2009.02   05.10.2009   Definitives   12v sheet   2009.01
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
54p     225     Red Fody    Foudia madagascariensis     
90p     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

British Indian Ocean Territory map

Location: Archipelago in the Indian Ocean
Population: no indigenous inhabitants; 3,000 native inhabitants were evacuated to Mauritius before construction of UK-US military facilities
Climate: tropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds
Terrain: flat and low (most areas do not exceed four meters in elevation)

Birds: 52 species

Links:
BIOT Post Office postal administration website
Aldabra nature reserve - web search

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Last updated
04.08.2017