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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1897.01   01.06.1897   Definitives   wmk turtle   
2s6d     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1924.01   Surcharge on 1897.01      
2d     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1942.01   Definitives   wmk crown   1897.01
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
2s6d     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1974.01   20.03.1974   Air   sa   
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
7s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
9s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
12s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
14s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
17s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
29s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
38s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
50s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s
75s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 7s

1978.01   15.12.1978   Conservation of endangered species   10v set, sa   
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
28s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
39s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     = 28s

1979.01   17.08.1979   Air   sa   
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     
11s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
14s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
15s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
17s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
18s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
22s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
31s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
39s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
75s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s
1p     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     = 5s

1980.01   Air   No leaves in the background, sa   1979.01
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     

1984.01   17.09.1984   Ausipex, stamp on stamp   sa   
32s     87     Laughing Kookaburra    Dacelo novaeguineae     
1.50p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1984.02   17.09.1984   Ausipex, stamp on stamp   Sheet, sa   1984.01
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
32s     87     Laughing Kookaburra    Dacelo novaeguineae     
1.50p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1986.01   27.08.1986   Stamp anniversary, stamp on stamp   8v sheet   1974.01
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
50s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1987.01   06.05.1987   Wildlife conservation   12v sheet   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus California Gull Larus californicus Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
42s     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
42s     64     California Gull    Larus californicus     
42s     1     Common Ostrich    Struthio camelus     

1988.01   11.07.1988   Australian settlement      
42s     4     Emu    Dromaius novaehollandiae     

1988.02   18.10.1988   Definitives      
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
42s     29     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     
57s     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1989.01   02.03.1989   Definitives      
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
7s     17     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

1990.01   21.02.1990   Air      
 Not identified
10p              Not identified     

1992.01   28.04.1992   Columbus   12v sheet   
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
57s     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
57s     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     

1992.02   10.11.1992   Christmas   4v set   
3p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

1994.01   14.12.1994   Anniversary of Tongan self-adhesive stamps   Booklet   
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
25s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     sa, 1974.01

1995.01   30.06.1995   Surcharge on 1992.02      
60s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     “Where time begins”
60s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     “The 21st Century”

1996.01   07.02.1996   WWF   4v set   
Polynesian Storm Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa
1.50p     16     Polynesian Storm Petrel    Nesofregetta fuliginosa     

1997.01   30.05.1997   Pacific 97      
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
2p     185     Pacific Swallow    Hirundo tahitica     MS

1998.01   26.08.1998   Birds      
White Tern Gygis alba Tongan Whistler Pachycephala jacquinoti Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus Red-footed Booby Sula sula Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Tongan Ground Dove Alopecoenas stairi Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Pacific Imperial Pigeon Ducula pacifica Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Tongan Megapode Megapodius pritchardii
5s     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
10s     156     Tongan Whistler    Pachycephala jacquinoti     
15s     72     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
20s     44     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
30s     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
40s     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
50s     36     Swamp Harrier    Circus approximans     
55s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     
60s     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
70s     68     Tongan Ground Dove    Alopecoenas stairi     
80s     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
1p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
2p     68     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     
3p     56     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
5p     9     Tongan Megapode    Megapodius pritchardii     

2000.01   15.09.2000   Sydney 2000 Olympics   5v strip   
80s     87     Laughing Kookaburra    Dacelo novaeguineae     

2001.01   05.06.2001   Year of the mangrove   5v set   
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
55s     8     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
1p     25     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2001.02   05.06.2001   Year of the mangrove   5v sheet   2001.01

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Pacific Black Duck  Anas superciliosa Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra
55s     8     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
1p     25     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2002.01   27.11.2002   Red Shining Parrot      
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
45s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
1p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
1.50p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
2.50p     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

2002.02   Surcharge      1998.01
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "5"
15s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

2003.01   Surcharge      1998.01
15s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "15c"
20s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "20c"
45s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "45c"

2003.02   Surcharge      1998.01
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "05s"

2003.03   Surcharge      1998.01
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "05s", large
10s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "10s", large
15s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "15s", large
20s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "20s", large

2004.01   Surcharge      1998.01
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "5s", small
10s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "10s", small
15s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "15s", small
20s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "20s", small
45s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "45s", small

2004.02   Surcharge      1998.01
60s     68     Tongan Ground Dove    Alopecoenas stairi     

2004.03   Surcharge      1998.01
5s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "5c"
10s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "10c"
15s     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     "15c", large

2005.01   09.02.2005   Year of the rooster   4v sheet   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
80s     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
1p     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2012.01   06.02.2012   Definitives   White frames   
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis Grey-necked Wood Rail Aramides cajaneus Greater Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
60s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
2.25p     8     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
2.40p     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
2.50p     25     White-faced Heron    Egretta novaehollandiae     
2.70p     216     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
3p     44     Grey-necked Wood Rail    Aramides cajaneus     
3.40p     129     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
4p     151     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
5p     72     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
6.60p     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
7.30p     44     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
10p     36     Swamp Harrier    Circus approximans     

2012.02   06.02.2012   Definitives   Sheet, no white frames   2012.01

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Maroon Shining Parrot  Prosopeia tabuensis Pacific Black Duck  Anas superciliosa Collared Kingfisher  Todiramphus chloris White-faced Heron  Egretta novaehollandiae Polynesian Starling  Aplonis tabuensis Grey-necked Wood Rail  Aramides cajaneus Greater Wattled Honeyeater  Foulehaio carunculatus Polynesian Triller  Lalage maculosa Western Barn Owl  Tyto alba Buff-banded Rail  Gallirallus philippensis Australasian Swamphen  Porphyrio melanotus Swamp Harrier  Circus approximans
60s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
2.25p     8     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
2.40p     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
2.50p     25     White-faced Heron    Egretta novaehollandiae     
2.70p     216     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
3p     44     Grey-necked Wood Rail    Aramides cajaneus     
3.40p     129     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
4p     151     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
5p     72     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
6.60p     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
7.30p     44     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
10p     36     Swamp Harrier    Circus approximans     

2013.01   06.06.2013   Definitives   White frames   
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Black Noddy Anous minutus Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Greater Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii
10c     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
20c     216     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
30c     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     
40c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
50c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
80c     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
90c     64     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
1.10$     151     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
1.20$     44     Spotless Crake    Porzana tabuensis     
2$     129     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
12.50$     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
20$     68     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     

2013.02   06.06.2013   Definitives   Sheet, no white frames   2013.01

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Collared Kingfisher  Todiramphus chloris Polynesian Starling  Aplonis tabuensis Blue-crowned Lorikeet  Vini australis Great Frigatebird  Fregata minor Red-footed Booby  Sula sula Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda Black Noddy  Anous minutus Polynesian Triller  Lalage maculosa Spotless Crake  Porzana tabuensis Greater Wattled Honeyeater  Foulehaio carunculatus Maroon Shining Parrot  Prosopeia tabuensis Many-colored Fruit Dove  Ptilinopus perousii
10c     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
20c     216     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
30c     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     
40c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
50c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
80c     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
90c     64     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
1.10$     151     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
1.20$     44     Spotless Crake    Porzana tabuensis     
2$     129     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
12.50$     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
20$     68     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     

2014.01   Definitives overprinted OFFICIAL      2012.01
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis Grey-necked Wood Rail Aramides cajaneus Greater Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
60s     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
2.25p     8     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
2.40p     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
2.50p     25     White-faced Heron    Egretta novaehollandiae     
2.70p     216     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
3p     44     Grey-necked Wood Rail    Aramides cajaneus     
3.40p     129     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
4p     151     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
5p     72     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
6.60p     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
7.30p     44     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
10p     36     Swamp Harrier    Circus approximans     

2014.02   Definitives overprinted OFFICIAL      2013.01
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Black Noddy Anous minutus Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Greater Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Many-colored Fruit Dove Ptilinopus perousii
10c     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
20c     216     Polynesian Starling    Aplonis tabuensis     
30c     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     
40c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
50c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
80c     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
90c     64     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
1.10$     151     Polynesian Triller    Lalage maculosa     
1.20$     44     Spotless Crake    Porzana tabuensis     
2$     129     Greater Wattled Honeyeater    Foulehaio carunculatus     
12.50$     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
20$     68     Many-colored Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus perousii     

2014.03   15.09.2014   Definitives      
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
11.30$     72     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
16.90$     108     Blue-crowned Lorikeet    Vini australis     
28$     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     

2016.01   02.03.2016   Marine life   12 set   
Black Noddy Anous minutus Brown Booby Sula leucogaster White Tern Gygis alba Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
1$     64     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
1.10$     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
2.70$     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
5$     30     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

2016.02   25.04.2016   Anniversary of the discovery of Northern Tonga   Sheet   
White Tern Gygis alba White Tern Gygis alba White Tern Gygis alba White Tern Gygis alba
1.20$     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
2.25$     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
2.70$     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
5$     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     

2017.01   10.07.2017   Eua national park   4v set   
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
5$     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     
5$     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     

2017.02   10.07.2017   Eua national park      
Maroon Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis
7.50$     108     Maroon Shining Parrot    Prosopeia tabuensis     MS

Tonga map

Location: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean
Population: 119,000
Climate: tropical; modified by trade winds; warm season, cool season
Terrain: most islands have limestone base formed from uplifted coral formation; others have limestone overlying volcanic base

Birds: 73 species; 2 endemic

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