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Bird stamps from Pitcairn Islands

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1964.01   05.08.1964   Definitives      
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor White Tern Gygis alba Pitcairn Reed Warbler Acrocephalus vaughani Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Henderson Crake Porzana atra Stephen's Lorikeet Vini stepheni Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Henderson Fruit Dove Ptilinopus insularis
3d     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
4d     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
6d     196     Pitcairn Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus vaughani     
8d     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
10d     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
1s     30     Henderson Crake    Porzana atra     
1s/6d     108     Stephen's Lorikeet    Vini stepheni     
2s/6d     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
4s     27     Henderson Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus insularis     

1967.01   10.07.1967   Surcharge on 1964.01      
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor White Tern Gygis alba Pitcairn Reed Warbler Acrocephalus vaughani Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Henderson Crake Porzana atra Stephen's Lorikeet Vini stepheni Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Henderson Fruit Dove Ptilinopus insularis
2½c     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
3c     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
5c     196     Pitcairn Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus vaughani     
10c     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
15c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
20c     30     Henderson Crake    Porzana atra     
25c     108     Stephen's Lorikeet    Vini stepheni     
30c     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
40c     27     Henderson Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus insularis     

1972.01   20.11.1972   Royal Silver Wedding      
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
4c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
20c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     = 4c

1981.01   03.05.1981   Migration to Norfolk Island   3v set   
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
35c     61     Black-browed Albatross    Thalassarche melanophris     

1990.01   06.12.1990   Birdpex '90      
Stephen's Lorikeet Vini stepheni Henderson Fruit Dove Ptilinopus insularis Henderson Reed Warbler Acrocephalus taiti Henderson Crake Porzana atra
20c     108     Stephen's Lorikeet    Vini stepheni     
90c     27     Henderson Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus insularis     
1.30$     196     Henderson Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus taiti     
1.80$     30     Henderson Crake    Porzana atra     

1992.01   11.09.1992   The Sir Peter Scott Memorial Expedition   4v set   
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima
1.50$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     

1995.01   08.03.1995   Birds      
White Tern Gygis alba Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Henderson Crake Porzana atra Red-footed Booby Sula sula Grey Noddy Anous albivitta Henderson Reed Warbler Acrocephalus taiti Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Henderson Fruit Dove Ptilinopus insularis Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
5c     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
15c     30     Henderson Crake    Porzana atra     
20c     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
45c     52     Grey Noddy    Anous albivitta     
50c     196     Henderson Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus taiti     
90c     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
1$     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
1.80$     27     Henderson Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus insularis     
2$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
3$     63     Christmas Shearwater    Puffinus nativitatis     
5$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1996.01   20.11.1996   WWF      
Henderson Reed Warbler Acrocephalus taiti Stephen's Lorikeet Vini stepheni Henderson Crake Porzana atra Henderson Fruit Dove Ptilinopus insularis
5c     196     Henderson Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus taiti     
10c     108     Stephen's Lorikeet    Vini stepheni     
20c     30     Henderson Crake    Porzana atra     
90c     27     Henderson Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus insularis     

1996.02   20.11.1996   Birds      
White Tern Gygis alba Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
2$     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
2$     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

1998.01   16.12.1998   International year of the ocean   4v sheet   
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima
20c     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
and     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
3$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
and     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2000.01   14.01.2000   Galapagos Tortoise - Mr Turpen   4v strip   

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Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda White Tern  Gygis alba
5c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
20c     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     

2001.01   01.02.2001   Cruise ships   4v set   
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
1.50$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
1.50$     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
1.50$     65     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     

2004.01   28.04.2004   Scenic views   4v set   
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
2.50$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2004.02   17.11.2004   Murphy's Petrel      
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima
40c     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
50c     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
1$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
2$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
2.50$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     

2004.03   17.11.2004   Murphy's Petrel   Sheet   2004.02

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Murphy's Petrel  Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel  Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel  Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel  Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel  Pterodroma ultima
40c     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
50c     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
1$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
2$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     
2.50$     63     Murphy's Petrel    Pterodroma ultima     

2005.01   14.09.2005   Bristle-thighed Curlew      
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
60c     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1.00$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1.50$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1.80$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
2.00$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     

2005.02   14.09.2005   Bristle-thighed Curlew   Sheet   2005.01

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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
60c     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1.00$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1.50$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
1.80$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
2.00$     50     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     

2005.03   23.11.2005   Christmas   4v set   
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
80c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2007.01   20.02.2007   WWF      
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Grey Noddy Anous albivitta Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Black Noddy Anous minutus
50c     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
60c     52     Grey Noddy    Anous albivitta     
2$     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
3$     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     

2007.02   20.02.2007   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   2007.01

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Sooty Tern  Onychoprion fuscatus Grey Noddy  Anous albivitta Brown Noddy  Anous stolidus Black Noddy  Anous minutus
50c     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
60c     52     Grey Noddy    Anous albivitta     
2$     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
3$     52     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     

2009.01   24.06.2009   Charles Darwin   4v set   
Woodpecker Finch Camarhynchus pallidus
2$     250     Woodpecker Finch    Camarhynchus pallidus     
and     250     Green Warbler-Finch    Certhidea olivacea     
and     250     Medium Ground Finch    Geospiza fortis     
and     250     Large Ground Finch    Geospiza magnirostris     

2011.01   20.07.2011   Rare birds of Henderson      
Henderson Crake Porzana atra Henderson Fruit Dove Ptilinopus insularis Henderson Petrel Pterodroma atrata Henderson Reed Warbler Acrocephalus taiti Stephen's Lorikeet Vini stepheni
20c     30     Henderson Crake    Porzana atra     
40c     27     Henderson Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus insularis     
1.50$     63     Henderson Petrel    Pterodroma atrata     
2.10$     196     Henderson Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus taiti     
4.40$     108     Stephen's Lorikeet    Vini stepheni     

2014.01   27.02.2014   Albatross   Sheet   
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri
1.80$     61     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
2.10$     61     Black-browed Albatross    Thalassarche melanophris     
3$     61     Buller's Albatross    Thalassarche bulleri     

2016.01   06.07.2016   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba
20c     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
1$     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
2.10$     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
3$     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     

2016.02   06.07.2016   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   2016.01
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba
20c     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
1$     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
2.10$     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
3$     63     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     

2019.01   14.06.2019   Pitcairn Reed Warbler      
Pitcairn Reed Warbler Acrocephalus vaughani Pitcairn Reed Warbler Acrocephalus vaughani Pitcairn Reed Warbler Acrocephalus vaughani
1.80$     196     Pitcairn Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus vaughani     
2.10$     196     Pitcairn Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus vaughani     
3.40$     196     Pitcairn Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus vaughani     

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Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean
Population: 48
Climate: tropical, hot, humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season
Terrain: rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

Birds: 43 species; 5 endemic

Links:
Pitcairn Island Philatelic bureau postal administration website
Pitcairn bird checklist Avibase
List of birds of the Pitcairn Islands Wikipedia
Mr Turpen, the Galapagos Tortoise - web search -  image search

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19.01.2020