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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1963.01   28.08.1963   Definitives      
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
50c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

1977.01   20.10.1977   Christmas   12v sheet, no wmk   
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae Black Swan Cygnus atratus
10c     10     Rock Partridge    Alectoris graeca     
10c     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
10c     61     Black-browed Albatross    Thalassarche melanophris     
10c     13     Cape Barren Goose    Cereopsis novaehollandiae     
10c     13     Black Swan    Cygnus atratus     

1978.01   27.01.1978   Christmas   12v sheet, with wmk   1977.01
10c     10     Rock Partridge    Alectoris graeca     
10c     27     European Turtle Dove    Streptopelia turtur     
10c     61     Black-browed Albatross    Thalassarche melanophris     
10c     13     Cape Barren Goose    Cereopsis novaehollandiae     
10c     13     Black Swan    Cygnus atratus     

1978.02   31.05.1978   Famous visitors, Charles William Andrews and Richard Hanitsch      
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Imperial Pigeon Ducula whartoni
45c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
50c     27     Christmas Imperial Pigeon    Ducula whartoni     

1982.01   08.03.1982   Birds definitives      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
1c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
2c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
25c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
4$     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

1982.02   14.06.1982   Birds definitives      
Christmas Island Swiftlet Collocalia natalis Christmas Imperial Pigeon Ducula whartoni Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
3c     20     Christmas Island Swiftlet    Collocalia natalis     
4c     27     Christmas Imperial Pigeon    Ducula whartoni     
10c     220     Island Thrush    Turdus poliocephalus     
2$     78     Brown Goshawk    Accipiter fasciatus     

1982.03   23.08.1982   Birds definitives      
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Red-footed Booby Sula sula Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
40c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
50c     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
65c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
75c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

1983.01   21.02.1983   Birds definitives      
Christmas White-eye Zosterops natalis Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis
5c     205     Christmas White-eye    Zosterops natalis     
30c     27     Common Emerald Dove    Chalcophaps indica     
80c     104     Nankeen Kestrel    Falco cenchroides     
1$     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     

1983.02   01.10.1983   Australian territory   3v set   
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
24c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

1987.01   24.06.1987   Definitives      
Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis
36c     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     

1988.01   26.01.1988   Arrival of first fleet   5v strip   
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Great Egret Ardea alba
37c     106     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     
37c     70     Great Egret    Ardea alba     

1988.02   01.03.1988   Imprint 1988 on 1987.01   16v sheet   
Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis
36c     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     

1990.01   06.06.1990   WWF      
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
10c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
20c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
29c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

1990.02   06.06.1990   Abbott's Booby   Sheet   
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

1990.03   24.08.1990   NEW ZEALAND '90   Sheet   1990.02
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

1990.04   06.12.1990   BIRDPEX '90   Sheet   1990.02
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
41c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

1992.01   07.10.1992   Christmas   5v strip   
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
40c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
40c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
1.05$     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1993.01   04.03.1993   Seabirds   Strip   
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Brown Noddy Anous stolidus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
45c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
45c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
45c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
45c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1993.02   04.03.1993   Seabirds   Sheet   1993.01
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Brown Noddy Anous stolidus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
45c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
45c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
45c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
45c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1993.03   29.05.1993   INDOPEX '93   Sheet   1993.02
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Brown Noddy Anous stolidus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
45c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
45c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
45c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
45c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1993.04   14.08.1993   TAIPEI '93   Sheet   1993.02
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Brown Noddy Anous stolidus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
45c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
45c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
45c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
45c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1993.05   02.09.1993   Christmas   3v set   
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
1$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

1996.01   11.07.1996   Land birds      
Christmas White-eye Zosterops natalis Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis
45c     205     Christmas White-eye    Zosterops natalis     
85c     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     

1997.01   11.09.1997   Christmas   3v set   
Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora
45c     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     
and     228     Java Sparrow    Lonchura oryzivora     
and     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
80c     228     Java Sparrow    Lonchura oryzivora     

1998.01   12.03.1998   Marine life   20v sheet   
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
5c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
10c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
25c     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1999.01   09.09.1999   Christmas   3v set   
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
45c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
and     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
95c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

2000.01   05.09.2000   Christmas      
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
40c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
40c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
45c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2002.01   01.05.2002   WWF      
Christmas Imperial Pigeon Ducula whartoni Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus
45c     27     Christmas Imperial Pigeon    Ducula whartoni     
45c     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     
1$     78     Brown Goshawk    Accipiter fasciatus     
1.50$     220     Island Thrush    Turdus poliocephalus     

2008.01   10.06.2008   50 years as an Australian Territory   5v set   
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
50c     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     

2010.01   17.08.2010   WWF      
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
60c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
60c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1.80$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1.80$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2010.02   17.08.2010   WWF   Sheet   2010.01
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
60c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
60c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1.80$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1.80$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2010.03   01.11.2010   Christmas      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
60c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1.30$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2010.04   01.11.2010   Christmas   5x1.30$ booklet, sa   2010.03
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
1.30$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2010.05   01.11.2010   Christmas   10x60c booklet, sa   2010.03
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
60c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2012.01   01.11.2012   Christmas      
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
55c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1.60$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2012.02   01.11.2012   Christmas   Sheet   2012.01
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
55c     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
1.60$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2012.03   01.11.2012   Christmas   5x1.60$ booklet, sa   2012.01
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
1.60$     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2013.01   01.11.2013   Christmas   2v set   
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
1.80$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2013.02   01.11.2013   Christmas   2v sheet   2013.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
1.80$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2013.03   01.11.2013   Christmas   5x1.80$ booklet, sa   2013.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
1.80$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2016.01   31.10.2016   Christmas      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
65c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
and     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
1.80$     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2016.02   31.10.2016   Christmas   Sheet   2016.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
65c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     
and     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
1.80$     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2016.03   31.10.2016   Christmas   5x1.80$ booklet, sa   2016.01
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
1.80$     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     66     Abbott's Booby    Papasula abbotti     
and     65     Christmas Frigatebird    Fregata andrewsi     

2017.01   01.11.2017   Christmas      
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
65c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
2$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2017.02   01.11.2017   Christmas   Sheet   2017.01
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
65c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
2$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2017.03   01.11.2017   Christmas   Booklet, sa   2017.01
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
65c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

2017.04   01.11.2017   Christmas   Booklet, sa   2017.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
2$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

2018.01   28.08.2018   John Gerrard Keulemans      
Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Christmas White-eye Zosterops natalis
1$     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
2$     78     Brown Goshawk    Accipiter fasciatus     
2$     205     Christmas White-eye    Zosterops natalis     

2018.02   28.08.2018   John Gerrard Keulemans   Sheet   2018.01
Christmas Boobook Ninox natalis White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Christmas White-eye Zosterops natalis
1$     80     Christmas Boobook    Ninox natalis     
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
2$     78     Brown Goshawk    Accipiter fasciatus     
2$     205     Christmas White-eye    Zosterops natalis     

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Location: Southeastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean
Population: 1,600
Climate: tropical; heat and humidity moderated by trade winds
Terrain: steep cliffs along coast rise abruptly to central plateau

Birds: 100 species, 2 endemic

Links:
Australia Post postal administration website
Charles William Andrews Wikipedia
Richard Hanitsch web search

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