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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1979.01   12.07.1979   Definitives   With wmk   Gilbert 1976.01
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
15c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

1980.01   11.12.1980   Definitives   No wmk   1979.01
15c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

1981.01   Overprint O.K.G.S.      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
15c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     1979.01
15c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     1980.01

1982.01   18.02.1982   Birds      
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Collared Petrel Pterodroma brevipes Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Tongan Ground Dove Pampusana stairi Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Bokikokiko Acrocephalus aequinoctialis Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Polynesian Storm Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo Urodynamis taitensis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
1c     53     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     
2c     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
4c     63     Collared Petrel    Pterodroma brevipes     
5c     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
7c     27     Tongan Ground Dove    Pampusana stairi     
8c     13     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
12c     196     Bokikokiko    Acrocephalus aequinoctialis     
15c     43     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
20c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
30c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
35c     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
40c     60     Polynesian Storm Petrel    Nesofregetta fuliginosa     
50c     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1$     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet    Vini kuhlii     
2$     24     Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo    Urodynamis taitensis     
5$     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1983.01   31.01.1983   Birds      
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
25c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

1983.02   28.06.1983   Overprint O.K.G.S. on 1982.01      
Bokikokiko Acrocephalus aequinoctialis Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo Urodynamis taitensis
12c     196     Bokikokiko    Acrocephalus aequinoctialis     
30c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
35c     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
50c     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
2$     24     Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo    Urodynamis taitensis     

1983.03   08.08.1983   Birds   Booklet   1982.01,1983.01
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis
25c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
50c     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     

1985.01   09.05.1985   Island maps   4v set   
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
12c     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1985.02   19.11.1985   Birds      
White Tern Gygis alba
55c     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1986.01   17.06.1986   Island maps   5v set   
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
35c     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

1987.01   31.03.1987   Birds   Booklet   1982.01,1985.02
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva White Tern Gygis alba
15c     43     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
55c     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1987.02   22.09.1987   Island maps   4v set   
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White Tern Gygis alba
15c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
30c     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

1989.01   28.06.1989   Birds with young      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
15c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     Adult
15c     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     Young
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     Adult
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     Young

1989.02   21.10.1989   Melbourne Stampshow 89      1989.01
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
1$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     

1990.01   03.05.1990   London 90, stamp on stamp   4v set   1982.01
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
60c     53     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     

1993.01   28.05.1993   Birds      
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Cook's Petrel Pterodroma cookii Northern Pintail Anas acuta Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Spectacled Tern Onychoprion lunatus Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
23c     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
23c     63     Cook's Petrel    Pterodroma cookii     
60c     13     Northern Pintail    Anas acuta     
60c     13     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     
75c     52     Spectacled Tern    Onychoprion lunatus     
75c     52     Black-naped Tern    Sterna sumatrana     
1$     42     Pied Stilt    Himantopus leucocephalus     
1$     49     Wandering Tattler    Tringa incana     

1994.01   12.07.1994   15th anniversary of independence   3v set   
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
75c     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1995.01   03.04.1995   Tourism   10v booklet   
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
40c     63     Audubon's Shearwater    Puffinus lherminieri     
40c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1995.02   12.07.1995   Protecting the environment   4v sheet   
Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
60c     108     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     
and     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
60c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1995.03   19.08.1995   JAKARTA '95   4v sheet   1995.02
Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
60c     108     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     
and     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
60c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1997.01   01.12.1997   Pigeons and doves      
Rock Dove Columba livia Rock Dove Columba livia Pacific Imperial Pigeon Ducula pacifica Pacific Imperial Pigeon Ducula pacifica Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica
50c     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     Open bill
50c     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     Closed bill
60c     27     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     Facing left
60c     27     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     Facing right
75c     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     Facing left
75c     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     Facing right

1997.02   05.12.1997   ASIA '97      1997.01
Rock Dove Columba livia Rock Dove Columba livia Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica
50c     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     
50c     27     Rock Dove    Columba livia     
75c     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     
75c     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     

1999.01   27.04.1999   IBRA '99      
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
25c     13     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
50c     13     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
60c     13     Green-winged Teal    Anas carolinensis     
75c     13     Green-winged Teal    Anas carolinensis     

1999.02   27.04.1999   IBRA '99      
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
3$     13     Green-winged Teal    Anas carolinensis     MS

2001.01   22.01.2001   Ducks      
Wandering Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arcuata Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Blue Duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
25c     13     Wandering Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arcuata     
25c     13     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     
25c     13     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
25c     13     Northern Shoveler    Spatula clypeata     
25c     13     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
25c     13     Blue Duck    Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos     

2001.02   22.01.2001   Ducks      
Grey Teal Anas gracilis
1$     13     Grey Teal    Anas gracilis     MS

2002.01   25.03.2002   The great explorers   6v set   
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
75c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2004.01   29.04.2004   BirdLife International      
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Wandering Tattler Tringa incana Sanderling Calidris alba Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
25c     43     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
40c     49     Eurasian Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus     
50c     49     Wandering Tattler    Tringa incana     
60c     49     Sanderling    Calidris alba     
70c     49     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     
2.50$     49     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     

2004.02   29.04.2004   BirdLife International   Sheet   

Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis
1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     

2005.01   15.08.2005   BirdLife International   Sheet   

Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
25c     65     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     
25c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
25c     52     Blue Noddy    Anous ceruleus     
25c     63     Christmas Shearwater    Puffinus nativitatis     
25c     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
25c     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

2005.02   15.08.2005   BirdLife International   Sheet   

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Black Noddy Anous minutus Red-footed Booby Sula sula Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica White Tern Gygis alba Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
2$     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
2$     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
2$     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
2$     63     Wedge-tailed Shearwater    Ardenna pacifica     
2$     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
2$     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2008.01   09.02.2008   Birds      
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Bonin Petrel Pterodroma hypoleuca
5c     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
10c     13     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     
15c     52     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
20c     49     Black-tailed Godwit    Limosa limosa     
25c     49     Pectoral Sandpiper    Calidris melanotos     
50c     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
60c     49     Sharp-tailed Sandpiper    Calidris acuminata     
75c     49     Grey-tailed Tattler    Tringa brevipes     
90c     49     Red Phalarope    Phalaropus fulicarius     
1$     63     Pink-footed Shearwater    Ardenna creatopus     
2$     52     Ring-billed Gull    Larus delawarensis     
5$     63     Bonin Petrel    Pterodroma hypoleuca     

2008.02   09.02.2008   Birds   Sheet   2008.01

Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro Bonin Petrel Pterodroma hypoleuca
5c     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
10c     13     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     
20c     49     Black-tailed Godwit    Limosa limosa     
25c     49     Pectoral Sandpiper    Calidris melanotos     
50c     62     Band-rumped Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma castro     
5$     63     Bonin Petrel    Pterodroma hypoleuca     

2008.03   09.02.2008   Birds   Sheet   2008.01

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
15c     52     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     
60c     49     Sharp-tailed Sandpiper    Calidris acuminata     
75c     49     Grey-tailed Tattler    Tringa brevipes     
90c     49     Red Phalarope    Phalaropus fulicarius     
1$     63     Pink-footed Shearwater    Ardenna creatopus     
2$     52     Ring-billed Gull    Larus delawarensis     

2008.04   12.07.2008   Phoenix Island   6v set   
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba
85c     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     

2008.05   12.07.2008   Phoenix Island   6v sheet   2008.04
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba
85c     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     

2011.01   09.08.2011   Overprint '100 Years of stamps'   7v set   2008.01
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
25c     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
30c     13     Eurasian Teal    Anas crecca     
50c     49     Black-tailed Godwit    Limosa limosa     
75c     52     Laughing Gull    Leucophaeus atricilla     

2015.01   17.07.2015   Overprint 'SINGAPORE 2015'      2008.01
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Bonin Petrel Pterodroma hypoleuca Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
40c     49     Red Phalarope    Phalaropus fulicarius     
60c     63     Bonin Petrel    Pterodroma hypoleuca     
1$     63     Pink-footed Shearwater    Ardenna creatopus     
2$     52     Ring-billed Gull    Larus delawarensis     

2019.01   01.07.2019   Birds      
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea
40c     53     Long-tailed Jaeger    Stercorarius longicaudus     
50c     62     Leach's Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma leucorhoa     
75c     63     Juan Fernandez Petrel    Pterodroma externa     
2.50$     63     Sooty Shearwater    Ardenna grisea     

2019.02   01.07.2019   Birds   Sheet   2019.01
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea
40c     53     Long-tailed Jaeger    Stercorarius longicaudus     
50c     62     Leach's Storm Petrel    Oceanodroma leucorhoa     
75c     63     Juan Fernandez Petrel    Pterodroma externa     
2.50$     63     Sooty Shearwater    Ardenna grisea     

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Location: Oceania, group of islands in the Pacific Ocean (former Gilbert Islands)
Population: 110,300
Climate: tropical; marine, hot and humid, moderated by trade winds
Terrain: mostly low-lying coral atolls surrounded by extensive reefs

Birds: 74 species

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