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Ryukyu Islands
Bird stamps from Ryukyu Islands

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1960.01   08.11.1960   National census      
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
3c     25     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     

1963.01   10.05.1963   Bird week      
Black Kite Milvus migrans
3c     36     Black Kite    Milvus migrans     

1966.01   15.02.1966   Wildlife   3v set   
Okinawa Woodpecker Dendrocopos noguchii
3c     103     Okinawa Woodpecker    Dendrocopos noguchii     

1966.02   10.05.1966   Bird week      
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
3c     183     Pacific Swallow    Hirundo tahitica     

1972.01   14.04.1972   Maritime scenery   3v set   
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus
5c     17     Short-tailed Albatross    Phoebastria albatrus     

Location: Eastern Asia, islands between the Japanese main islands and Taiwan
Status: No longer a stamp-issuing entity; under U.S. administration 1945-1972, then reverted to Japan
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