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Cocos Islands
Bird stamps from Cocos Islands

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1963.01   11.06.1963   Definitives      
White Tern Gygis alba
2s3d     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1969.01   09.07.1969   Definitives      
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
10c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
15c     226     Java Sparrow    Lonchura oryzivora     
20c     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
30c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
50c     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
1$     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1976.01   29.03.1976   Ships   12v set   
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
1c     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
1$     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1979.01   22.10.1979   Christmas   2v set   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
25c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1985.01   24.04.1985   Cable-laying ships   3v set   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
80c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1985.02   17.07.1985   Birds      
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
33c     31     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
60c     26     Nankeen Night Heron    Nycticorax caledonicus     
1$     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     

1986.01   01.04.1986   Charles Darwin   3v set   
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
1$     65     Silver Gull    Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae     

1988.01   26.01.1988   Arrival of first fleet   5v strip   
Great Egret Ardea alba Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
37c     26     Great Egret    Ardea alba     
37c     107     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     

1988.02   15.06.1988   Stamp anniversary, stamp on stamp   6v set   1963.01
White Tern Gygis alba
1$     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1992.01   11.06.1992   WWF, Banded Rail   Strip   
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
10c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
15c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
30c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
45c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     

1992.02   11.06.1992   Endangered species, Banded Rail   Sheet   
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
45c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
85c     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
1.20$     45     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     

1995.01   16.03.1995   Seabirds      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
45c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
and     31     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
85c     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
and     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1995.02   16.03.1995   Seabirds   Sheet   1995.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
45c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
and     31     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
85c     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
and     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1995.03   19.08.1995   JAKARTA '95   Sheet   1995.02
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
45c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
and     31     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
85c     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
and     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1996.01   19.02.1996   Hari Raya Puasa festival   3v set   
White Tern Gygis alba
75c     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1996.02   13.06.1996   Quarantine station      
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
1.20$     2     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1999.01   17.06.1999   Living mosaic   20v sheet   
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel White Tern Gygis alba Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
10c     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
25c     31     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
25c     30     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     
and     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
45c     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     
45c     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
and     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2003.01   17.06.2003   Shoreline birds   Strip   
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
50c     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
and     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
50c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
50c     63     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
50c     63     Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus     

2006.01   13.06.2006   Coral reefs   20v sheet   
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus White Tern Gygis alba Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus
10c     30     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
10c     31     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
10c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
10c     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10c     26     Nankeen Night Heron    Nycticorax caledonicus     

2008.01   26.02.2008   Visiting birds      
White-headed Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi
50c     56     White-headed Stilt    Himantopus leucocephalus     
50c     26     Chinese Pond Heron    Ardeola bacchus     
1$     45     White-breasted Waterhen    Amaurornis phoenicurus     
1.45$     65     Saunders's Tern    Sternula saundersi     

2013.01   04.06.2013   50 years of stamps   5v set   
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
2$     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2013.02   04.06.2013   50 years of stamps   5v sheet   2013.01
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
2$     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2015.01   24.03.2015   WWF      
Herald Petrel Pterodroma heraldica Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum Little Curlew Numenius minutus Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri
70c     20     Herald Petrel    Pterodroma heraldica     
70c     64     Oriental Pratincole    Glareola maldivarum     
70c     63     Little Curlew    Numenius minutus     
70c     18     Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross    Thalassarche carteri     

Cocos (Keeling) Islands map

Location: Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean
Population: 596
Climate: pleasant, modified by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year; moderate rainfall
Terrain: flat, low-lying coral atolls

Birds: 85 species

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Hari Raya Puasa festival web search

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Last updated
26.08.2016