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Bird stamps from Samoa

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1952.01   10.03.1952   Definitives      
Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris
5d     27     Tooth-billed Pigeon    Didunculus strigirostris     

1965.01   29.12.1965   Air      
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
8d     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1967.01   10.07.1967   Birds      
Greater Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus Pacific Imperial Pigeon Ducula pacifica Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus Samoan Fantail Rhipidura nebulosa
1s     131     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
2s     27     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     
3s     218     Samoan Starling    Aplonis atrifusca     
5s     164     Samoan Flycatcher    Myiagra albiventris     
7s     228     Red-headed Parrotfinch    Erythrura cyaneovirens     
10s     30     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
20s     79     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
25s     27     Tooth-billed Pigeon    Didunculus strigirostris     
50s     220     Island Thrush    Turdus poliocephalus     
1$     163     Samoan Fantail    Rhipidura nebulosa     

1968.01   13.06.1968   Surcharge on 1967.01      
Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus
20s     30     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     

1969.01   14.07.1969   Birds      
Mao Gymnomyza samoensis
2$     131     Mao    Gymnomyza samoensis     

1969.02   06.10.1969   Birds      
Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis
4$     205     Samoan White-eye    Zosterops samoensis     

1972.01   18.10.1972   Definitives      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
1s     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

1988.01   17.08.1988   Birds      
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Samoan Woodhen Gallinula pacifica Flat-billed Kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris Samoan Fantail Rhipidura nebulosa Pacific Robin Petroica pusilla Mao Gymnomyza samoensis Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis Samoan Whistler Pachycephala flavifrons Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis
10s     152     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
15s     30     Samoan Woodhen    Gallinula pacifica †     
20s     90     Flat-billed Kingfisher    Todiramphus recurvirostris     
25s     163     Samoan Fantail    Rhipidura nebulosa     
35s     170     Pacific Robin    Petroica pusilla     
40s     131     Mao    Gymnomyza samoensis     
50s     131     Cardinal Myzomela    Myzomela cardinalis     
65s     158     Samoan Whistler    Pachycephala flavifrons     
75s     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
85s     27     Metallic Pigeon    Columba vitiensis     

1988.02   25.10.1988   National conservation campaign   6v set   
Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus
45s     30     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
and     131     Cardinal Myzomela    Myzomela cardinalis     
and     90     Flat-billed Kingfisher    Todiramphus recurvirostris     

1989.01   28.02.1989   Birds      
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus
75s     52     Silver Gull    Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae     
85s     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
90s     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
3$     61     Short-tailed Albatross    Phoebastria albatrus     

1989.02   31.07.1989   Birds      
White Tern Gygis alba Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta
10$     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
20$     61     Shy Albatross    Thalassarche cauta     

1991.01   08.04.1991   Parrots      
Black-capped Lory Lorius lory Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Palm Cockatoo Probosciger aterrimus
18s     108     Black-capped Lory    Lorius lory     
50s     108     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     
65s     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
3$     106     Palm Cockatoo    Probosciger aterrimus     

1997.01   03.02.1997   Hong Kong '97      
Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii
3$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     MS

1998.01   01.09.1998   Definitives      1997.01
Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii
25s     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     

2004.01   16.06.2004   Seabirds of Samoa      
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
25s     52     Black-naped Tern    Sterna sumatrana     
60s     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
70s     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
90s     65     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     
4$     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2004.02   16.06.2004   Seabirds of Samoa   Sheet   2004.01

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Black-naped Tern  Sterna sumatrana Greater Crested Tern  Thalasseus bergii Brown Noddy  Anous stolidus Lesser Frigatebird  Fregata ariel Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra
25s     52     Black-naped Tern    Sterna sumatrana     
60s     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
70s     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
90s     65     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     
4$     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2009.01   02.09.2009   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   

Pacific Robin Petroica pusilla Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis Greater Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus
50s     170     Pacific Robin    Petroica pusilla     
2$     152     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
2.70$     218     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
5$     131     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     

2011.01   25.05.2011   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   

Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii
50s     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
2$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
2.70$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
5$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     

2011.02   25.05.2011   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   2011.01
50s     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
2$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
2.70$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     
5$     27     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     

2013.01   29.05.2013   Definitives   12v set   
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis Polynesian Storm Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Collared Petrel Pterodroma brevipes Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris Tongan Ground Dove Pampusana stairi Mao Gymnomyza samoensis
2.70$     30     Common Moorhen    Gallinula chloropus     
3$     27     Tooth-billed Pigeon    Didunculus strigirostris     
3.90$     152     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
4$     205     Samoan White-eye    Zosterops samoensis     
5$     60     Polynesian Storm Petrel    Nesofregetta fuliginosa     
6$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
7.50$     63     Collared Petrel    Pterodroma brevipes     
10$     164     Samoan Flycatcher    Myiagra albiventris     
12.50$     27     Tongan Ground Dove    Pampusana stairi     
15$     131     Mao    Gymnomyza samoensis     

2014.01   23.07.2014   Definitives overprinted OFFICIAL   12v set   2013.01
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis Polynesian Storm Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Collared Petrel Pterodroma brevipes Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris Tongan Ground Dove Pampusana stairi Mao Gymnomyza samoensis
2.70$     30     Common Moorhen    Gallinula chloropus     
3$     27     Tooth-billed Pigeon    Didunculus strigirostris     
3.90$     152     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
4$     205     Samoan White-eye    Zosterops samoensis     
5$     60     Polynesian Storm Petrel    Nesofregetta fuliginosa     
6$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
7.50$     63     Collared Petrel    Pterodroma brevipes     
10$     164     Samoan Flycatcher    Myiagra albiventris     
12.50$     27     Tongan Ground Dove    Pampusana stairi     
15$     131     Mao    Gymnomyza samoensis     

2016.01   07.03.2016   Pacific marine life   12v set   
Red-footed Booby Sula sula White Tern Gygis alba Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
3$     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
3.90$     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
5.40$     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
12.90$     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2016.02   07.09.2016   Animals of the world   20v set   
Ornate Lorikeet Trichoglossus ornatus Maned Duck Chenonetta jubata Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
70s     108     Ornate Lorikeet    Trichoglossus ornatus     
80s     13     Maned Duck    Chenonetta jubata     
1.20$     107     Red-fronted Parrot    Poicephalus gulielmi     
3.60$     102     Red-bellied Woodpecker    Melanerpes carolinus     

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Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean
Population: 217,000
Climate: tropical; rainy season, dry season
Terrain: narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior

Birds: 82 species; 10 endemic

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31.01.2020