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Bird stamps from Micronesia

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1985.01   30.11.1985   Audubon      
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
22c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
22c     49     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
22c     43     American Golden Plover    Pluvialis dominica     
22c     43     Grey Plover    Pluvialis squatarola     
44c     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1988.01   01.08.1988   Birds      
Long-billed White-eye Rukia longirostra Chuuk Monarch Metabolus rugensis Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni Teardrop White-eye Rukia ruki Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa Yap Monarch Monarcha godeffroyi
3c     205     Long-billed White-eye    Rukia longirostra     
14c     164     Chuuk Monarch    Metabolus rugensis     
22c     218     Pohnpei Starling    Aplonis pelzelni     
33c     205     Teardrop White-eye    Rukia ruki     
44c     228     Blue-faced Parrotfinch    Erythrura trichroa     
1$     164     Yap Monarch    Monarcha godeffroyi     

1989.01   25.05.1989   Hiroshige      
Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor
1$     10     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     MS

1990.01   19.02.1990   WWF      
Pohnpei Kingfisher Todiramphus reichenbachii Pohnpei Kingfisher Todiramphus reichenbachii Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica
10c     90     Pohnpei Kingfisher    Todiramphus reichenbachii     
15c     90     Pohnpei Kingfisher    Todiramphus reichenbachii     
20c     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     
25c     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     

1990.02   28.09.1990   Anniversary for free association   3v set   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
25c     78     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
and     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1991.01   30.07.1991   Desert Shield & Desert Storm   5v set   
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
2.90$     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1991.02   30.07.1991   Desert Shield & Desert Storm      1991.01
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
2.90$     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     MS

1991.03   18.11.1991   Pohnpei rain forest   18v sheet   

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Purple-capped Fruit Dove  Ptilinopus ponapensis Pohnpei Kingfisher  Todiramphus reichenbachii Island Swiftlet  Aerodramus inquietus Long-billed White-eye  Rukia longirostra Brown Noddy  Anous stolidus Pohnpei Lorikeet  Trichoglossus rubiginosus Pohnpei Flycatcher  Myiagra pluto White-fronted Ground Dove  Pampusana kubaryi White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus Micronesian Myzomela  Myzomela rubratra Pohnpei Fantail  Rhipidura kubaryi Grey-brown White-eye  Zosterops ponapensis Blue-faced Parrotfinch  Erythrura trichroa Common Cicadabird  Edolisoma tenuirostre
29c     27     Purple-capped Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus ponapensis     
29c     90     Pohnpei Kingfisher    Todiramphus reichenbachii     
29c     20     Island Swiftlet    Aerodramus inquietus     
29c     205     Long-billed White-eye    Rukia longirostra     
29c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
29c     108     Pohnpei Lorikeet    Trichoglossus rubiginosus     
29c     164     Pohnpei Flycatcher    Myiagra pluto     
29c     27     White-fronted Ground Dove    Pampusana kubaryi     
29c     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
29c     131     Micronesian Myzomela    Myzomela rubratra     
29c     163     Pohnpei Fantail    Rhipidura kubaryi     
29c     205     Grey-brown White-eye    Zosterops ponapensis     
29c     228     Blue-faced Parrotfinch    Erythrura trichroa     
29c     152     Common Cicadabird    Edolisoma tenuirostre     

1994.01   16.08.1994   Philakorea 1994   3v strip   
Ichtyornis Ichtyornis sp
52c     0     Ichtyornis    Ichtyornis sp     

1994.02   20.10.1994   Migratory birds      
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo Urodynamis taitensis
29c     80     Short-eared Owl    Asio flammeus     
29c     88     Oriental Dollarbird    Eurystomus orientalis     
29c     24     Oriental Cuckoo    Cuculus optatus     
29c     24     Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo    Urodynamis taitensis     

1998.01   30.06.1998   Endemic birds      
Kosrae White-eye Zosterops cinereus Chuuk Monarch Metabolus rugensis Pohnpei Lorikeet Trichoglossus rubiginosus Yap Monarch Monarcha godeffroyi
50c     205     Kosrae White-eye    Zosterops cinereus     
50c     164     Chuuk Monarch    Metabolus rugensis     
50c     108     Pohnpei Lorikeet    Trichoglossus rubiginosus     
50c     164     Yap Monarch    Monarcha godeffroyi     

1998.02   30.06.1998   Endemic birds      
Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni
3$     218     Pohnpei Starling    Aplonis pelzelni     MS

1999.01   19.03.1999   Voyages of the Pacific   20v sheet   

Black-fronted Parakeet Cyanoramphus zealandicus † Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
33c     108     Black-fronted Parakeet    Cyanoramphus zealandicus †     
33c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1999.02   24.05.1999   Earth day 1999   20v sheet   

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Dodo Raphus cucullatus †
33c     59     African Penguin    Spheniscus demersus     
33c     102     Red-headed Woodpecker    Melanerpes erythrocephalus     
33c     27     Dodo    Raphus cucullatus †     

1999.03   24.05.1999   Earth day 1999      
New Zealand Giant Moa Dinornis giganteus
2$     0     New Zealand Giant Moa    Dinornis giganteus     MS

2001.01   27.02.2001   One earth   6v sheet   

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White-throated Toucan  Ramphastos tucanus Snowy Egret  Egretta thula Bearded Vulture  Gypaetus barbatus
34c     98     White-throated Toucan    Ramphastos tucanus     
34c     70     Snowy Egret    Egretta thula     
34c     78     Bearded Vulture    Gypaetus barbatus     

2001.02   27.02.2001   One earth (Jacques Yves Cousteau)      
Mew Gull Larus canus
2$     52     Mew Gull    Larus canus     MS

2001.03   12.08.2001   Prehistoric animals   4v set   
Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica
60c     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     
60c     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     

2001.04   12.08.2001   Prehistoric animals   6v sheet   
Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx lithografica
60c     0     Archaeopteryx    Archaeopteryx lithografica     

2001.05   29.10.2001   Birds      
Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
5c     6     Malleefowl    Leipoa ocellata     
22c     30     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
23c     13     Hooded Merganser    Lophodytes cucullatus     
2.10$     30     Purple Gallinule    Porphyrio martinica     

2001.06   29.10.2001   Birds   Sheet   

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Australian Logrunner  Orthonyx temminckii Eurasian Treecreeper  Certhia familiaris Common Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs Rufous Fantail  Rhipidura rufifrons Orange-bellied Flowerpecker  Dicaeum trigonostigma European Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
60c     136     Australian Logrunner    Orthonyx temminckii     
60c     216     Eurasian Treecreeper    Certhia familiaris     
60c     234     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
60c     163     Rufous Fantail    Rhipidura rufifrons     
60c     224     Orange-bellied Flowerpecker    Dicaeum trigonostigma     
60c     234     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2001.07   29.10.2001   Birds   Sheet   

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Variegated Fairywren  Malurus lamberti Golden-crowned Kinglet  Regulus satrapa Red-billed Leiothrix  Leiothrix lutea Golden-headed Cisticola  Cisticola exilis White-browed Babbler  Pomatostomus superciliosus White-throated Dipper  Cinclus cinclus
60c     130     Variegated Fairywren    Malurus lamberti     
60c     209     Golden-crowned Kinglet    Regulus satrapa     
60c     203     Red-billed Leiothrix    Leiothrix lutea     
60c     200     Golden-headed Cisticola    Cisticola exilis     
60c     135     White-browed Babbler    Pomatostomus superciliosus     
60c     222     White-throated Dipper    Cinclus cinclus     

2001.08   29.10.2001   Birds      

Barred Cuckooshrike Coracina lineata Emperor Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea guilielmi
2$     152     Barred Cuckooshrike    Coracina lineata     MS
2$     169     Emperor Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea guilielmi     MS

2002.01   25.03.2002   Japanese art   6v sheet   

 Not identified  Not identified Little Egret Egretta garzetta Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
60c              Not identified     
60c              Not identified     
60c     70     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
60c     13     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

2002.02   25.03.2002   Japanese art   6v sheet   

 Not identified Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  Not identified  Not identified
60c              Not identified     
60c     226     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
60c     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
60c              Not identified     
60c              Not identified     

2002.03   25.03.2002   Japanese art      
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus
2$     10     Green Peafowl    Pavo muticus     imp

2002.04   30.12.2002   Definitives      
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Crested Drongo Dicrurus forficatus Silvereye Zosterops lateralis White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata Yap Monarch Monarcha godeffroyi Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Giant White-eye Megazosterops palauensis Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Micronesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula oceanica
3c     102     Greater Flameback    Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus     
5c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
21c     162     Crested Drongo    Dicrurus forficatus     
22c     205     Silvereye    Zosterops lateralis     
23c     228     White-rumped Munia    Lonchura striata     
37c     164     Yap Monarch    Monarcha godeffroyi     
60c     108     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     
70c     106     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     
80c     205     Giant White-eye    Megazosterops palauensis     
2$     165     Common Green Magpie    Cissa chinensis     
3.85$     88     Oriental Dollarbird    Eurystomus orientalis     
5$     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
13.65$     27     Micronesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula oceanica     

2003.01   22.12.2003   Birds   Sheet   

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Red-and-green Macaw  Ara chloropterus American Flamingo  Phoenicopterus ruber Blue-and-yellow Macaw  Ara ararauna Abyssinian Ground Hornbill  Bucorvus abyssinicus
80c     107     Red-and-green Macaw    Ara chloropterus     
80c     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
80c     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
80c     86     Abyssinian Ground Hornbill    Bucorvus abyssinicus     

2003.02   22.12.2003   Birds      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
2$     35     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     MS

2004.01   01.11.2004   Definitives      
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Mangrove Rail Rallus longirostris
2c     213     Blue-grey Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea     
10c     30     Mangrove Rail    Rallus longirostris     

2004.02   22.12.2004   Birds of the Pacific   Sheet   

Black-faced Woodswallow Artamus cinereus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
55c     149     Black-faced Woodswallow    Artamus cinereus     
55c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
55c     108     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
55c     61     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
55c     55     Kagu    Rhynochetos jubatus     
55c     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2004.03   22.12.2004   Birds of the Pacific      
Fiji Whistler Pachycephala vitiensis
2$     158     Fiji Whistler    Pachycephala vitiensis     MS

2004.04   27.12.2004   Christmas, madonna and child paintings   4v set   
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
37c     234     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

2006.01   21.02.2006   Birds      
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
24c     52     Glaucous-winged Gull    Larus glaucescens     
39c     13     Harlequin Duck    Histrionicus histrionicus     

2006.02   20.04.2006   Birds      
Slaty-headed Parakeet Psittacula himalayana Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
24c     108     Slaty-headed Parakeet    Psittacula himalayana     
39c     225     Purple Sunbird    Cinnyris asiaticus     
75c     108     Plum-headed Parakeet    Psittacula cyanocephala     
84c     43     Yellow-wattled Lapwing    Vanellus malabaricus     
4.05$     27     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     

2007.01   07.08.2007   Penguins   Sheet   

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome
75c     59     African Penguin    Spheniscus demersus     
75c     59     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
75c     59     Galapagos Penguin    Spheniscus mendiculus     
75c     59     Humboldt Penguin    Spheniscus humboldti     
75c     59     Magellanic Penguin    Spheniscus magellanicus     
75c     59     Southern Rockhopper Penguin    Eudyptes chrysocome     

2007.02   07.08.2007   Penguins      
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua
3.50$     59     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     MS

2009.01   04.09.2009   Birds of the Pacific      
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
28c     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
44c     90     Sacred Kingfisher    Todiramphus sanctus     
98c     70     White-faced Heron    Egretta novaehollandiae     
1.05$     108     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     

2009.02   04.09.2009   Birds of the Pacific   Sheet   

Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus Red-footed Booby Sula sula Beach Stone-curlew Esacus magnirostris Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
98c     67     Brandt's Cormorant    Phalacrocorax penicillatus     
98c     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
98c     37     Beach Stone-curlew    Esacus magnirostris     
98c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

2009.03   04.09.2009   Birds of the Pacific   Sheet   
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
1.56$     66     Blue-footed Booby    Sula nebouxii     
1.56$     73     Australian Pelican    Pelecanus conspicillatus     

2010.01   17.02.2010   Charles Darwin   6v sheet   
Large Ground Finch Geospiza magnirostris
75c     250     Large Ground Finch    Geospiza magnirostris     
and     250     Medium Ground Finch    Geospiza fortis     
and     250     Small Tree Finch    Camarhynchus parvulus     
and     250     Green Warbler-Finch    Certhidea olivacea     

2011.01   06.04.2011   The South Pole   4v sheet   
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
98c     59     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     

2013.01   07.07.2013   Wildlife of Thailand   8v sheet   
Malayan Banded Pitta Hydrornis irena Wrinkled Hornbill Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica Red-footed Booby Sula sula
75c     114     Malayan Banded Pitta    Hydrornis irena     
75c     87     Wrinkled Hornbill    Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus     
75c     27     Nicobar Pigeon    Caloenas nicobarica     
75c     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     

2013.02   07.07.2013   Wildlife of Thailand   2v sheet   
Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
1.75$     108     Red-breasted Parakeet    Psittacula alexandri     

2014.01   24.03.2014   Parrots   Sheet   
Moluccan King Parrot Alisterus amboinensis Red-cheeked Parrot Geoffroyus geoffroyi Camiguin Hanging Parrot Loriculus camiguinensis Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Loriculus galgulus Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri Blue-naped Parrot Tanygnathus lucionensis
1$     108     Moluccan King Parrot    Alisterus amboinensis     
1$     108     Red-cheeked Parrot    Geoffroyus geoffroyi     
1$     108     Camiguin Hanging Parrot    Loriculus camiguinensis     
1$     108     Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot    Loriculus galgulus     
1$     108     Red-breasted Parakeet    Psittacula alexandri     
1$     108     Blue-naped Parrot    Tanygnathus lucionensis     

2014.02   24.03.2014   Parrots      
Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
3.50$     108     Red-breasted Parakeet    Psittacula alexandri     MS

2014.03   08.05.2014   Seabirds      
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Sabine's Gull Xema sabini Common Tern Sterna hirundo Mew Gull Larus canus White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
1c     52     Black Tern    Chlidonias niger     
2c     52     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     
4c     52     Sabine's Gull    Xema sabini     
5c     52     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     
10c     52     Mew Gull    Larus canus     
49c     52     White-winged Tern    Chlidonias leucopterus     
50c     60     Wilson's Storm Petrel    Oceanites oceanicus     
1$     53     Pomarine Jaeger    Stercorarius pomarinus     

2015.01   16.04.2015   London 2015, warblers   Sheet   
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
1$     195     Common Chiffchaff    Phylloscopus collybita     
1$     204     Lesser Whitethroat    Sylvia curruca     
1$     196     Great Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus arundinaceus     
1$     196     Aquatic Warbler    Acrocephalus paludicola     
1$     204     Common Whitethroat    Sylvia communis     
1$     196     Melodious Warbler    Hippolais polyglotta     

2015.02   16.04.2015   London 2015, warblers      
Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
3.50$     195     Radde's Warbler    Phylloscopus schwarzi     MS

2015.03   13.07.2015   Birds of Micronesia   Sheet   

White Tern Gygis alba Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla Mauritius Grey White-eye Zosterops mauritianus
1$     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
1$     10     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
1$     67     Little Pied Cormorant    Microcarbo melanoleucos     
1$     30     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
1$     228     Chestnut Munia    Lonchura atricapilla     
1$     205     Mauritius Grey White-eye    Zosterops mauritianus     

2015.04   13.07.2015   Birds of Micronesia      
Tricolored Parrotfinch Erythrura tricolor
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Location: Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean
Population: 107,600
Climate: tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands
Terrain: islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Truk

Birds: 225 species. 18 endemic.

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31.01.2020