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Bird stamps from Trinidad & Tobago

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1960.01   24.09.1960   Definitives      
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Copper-rumped Hummingbird Amazilia tobaci
25c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
1.20$     82     Copper-rumped Hummingbird    Amazilia tobaci     

1962.01   31.08.1962   Independence   5v set   
Lesser Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea minor Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
35c     167     Lesser Bird-of-paradise    Paradisaea minor     
60c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1969.01   01.04.1969   Definitives      
Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda Green Hermit Phaethornis guy Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
5c     11     Rufous-vented Chachalaca    Ortalis ruficauda     wmk sideways
10c     82     Green Hermit    Phaethornis guy     
40c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1970.01   01.07.1970   Overprint NATIONAL COMMERCIAL… on 1969.01      
5c     11     Rufous-vented Chachalaca    Ortalis ruficauda     

1973.01   Definitives      1969.01
5c     11     Rufous-vented Chachalaca    Ortalis ruficauda     wmk upright

1976.01   02.08.1976   Definitives      1969.01
10c     82     Green Hermit    Phaethornis guy     New wmk

1979.01   04.10.1979   Sir Rowland Hill, stamp on stamp   3v set, p 13   1962.01
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
25c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1979.02   04.10.1979   Sir Rowland Hill, stamp on stamp   3v sheet, p 13˝x14   1962.01
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
25c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1980.01   06.05.1980   Scarlet Ibis   Strip   
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
50c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
50c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
50c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
50c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
50c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1981.01   07.07.1981   Environmental protection   3v set   
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
3$     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1986.01   25.09.1986   Dr Eric Williams   5v set   
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
95c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

1989.01   31.07.1989   Rare fauna of Trinidad & Tobago   5v set   
Trinidad Piping Guan Pipile pipile
1$     11     Trinidad Piping Guan    Pipile pipile     

1990.01   07.09.1990   WWF      
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
40c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
80c     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
1$     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     
2.25$     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

1990.02   17.12.1990   Birds   Script wmk   
Yellow Oriole Icterus nigrogularis Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Copper-rumped Hummingbird Amazilia tobaci Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
20c     235     Yellow Oriole    Icterus nigrogularis     
25c     108     Green-rumped Parrotlet    Forpus passerinus     
40c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     
50c     82     Copper-rumped Hummingbird    Amazilia tobaci     
1$     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
2$     232     Violaceous Euphonia    Euphonia violacea     
2.25$     100     Channel-billed Toucan    Ramphastos vitellinus     
2.50$     238     Bay-headed Tanager    Tangara gyrola     
5$     238     Green Honeycreeper    Chlorophanes spiza     
10$     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
20$     104     Golden-olive Woodpecker    Colaptes rubiginosus     
50$     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1994.01   18.02.1994   Hong Kong '94      1990.02
25c     108     Green-rumped Parrotlet    Forpus passerinus     
40c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     
2$     232     Violaceous Euphonia    Euphonia violacea     
10$     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     

1994.02   Birds   Block wmk   1990.02
25c     108     Green-rumped Parrotlet    Forpus passerinus     

1995.01   Birds   Block wmk   1990.02
50c     82     Copper-rumped Hummingbird    Amazilia tobaci     

1996.01   Birds   Block wmk   1990.02
5$     238     Green Honeycreeper    Chlorophanes spiza     

1997.01   03.02.1997   Hong Kong '97   Block wmk   1990.02
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
5$     238     Green Honeycreeper    Chlorophanes spiza     MS

1997.02   03.03.1997   Birds   Block wmk   1990.02
1$     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
2$     232     Violaceous Euphonia    Euphonia violacea     

1998.01   14.10.1998   Birds   Block wmk   1990.02
2.50$     238     Bay-headed Tanager    Tangara gyrola     
10$     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
20$     104     Golden-olive Woodpecker    Colaptes rubiginosus     

1999.01   Birds   Block wmk   1990.02
40c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     

1999.02   24.05.1999   Surcharge on 1990.02, 1999.01      
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana
75c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     
75c     120     Fork-tailed Flycatcher    Tyrannus savana     

2001.01   26.01.2001   Surcharge on 1990.02      
Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus
75c     100     Channel-billed Toucan    Ramphastos vitellinus     

2001.02   13.02.2001   Definitives   10v set   
Trinidad Piping Guan Pipile pipile
20$     11     Trinidad Piping Guan    Pipile pipile     

2002.01   17.04.2002   Hummingbirds      
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus White-chested Emerald Amazilia brevirostris
1$     82     Rufous-breasted Hermit    Glaucis hirsutus     
2.50$     82     Black-throated Mango    Anthracothorax nigricollis     
3.25$     82     Tufted Coquette    Lophornis ornatus     
3.75$     82     White-chested Emerald    Amazilia brevirostris     

2002.02   Hummingbirds   5x1$ booklet   2002.01
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus
1$     82     Rufous-breasted Hermit    Glaucis hirsutus     

2002.03   Hummingbirds   10x1$ booklet   2002.01
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus
1$     82     Rufous-breasted Hermit    Glaucis hirsutus     

2002.04   Hummingbirds   20x1$ booklet   2002.01
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus
1$     82     Rufous-breasted Hermit    Glaucis hirsutus     

2002.05   Hummingbirds   10x3.25$ booklet   2002.01
Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus
3.25$     82     Tufted Coquette    Lophornis ornatus     

2003.01   24.02.2003   Treasures of the rainforest   10v booklet, sa   
Trinidad Motmot Momotus bahamensis Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
1$     90     Trinidad Motmot    Momotus bahamensis     
1$     100     Channel-billed Toucan    Ramphastos vitellinus     
1$     104     Lineated Woodpecker    Dryocopus lineatus     

2009.01   16.11.2009   CHOGM   5v set   
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
5.25$     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

2010.01   26.05.2010   LONDON 2010/Biodiversity   10v sheet   
Trinidad Piping Guan Pipile pipile Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus
3.75$     37     Ornate Hawk-Eagle    Spizaetus ornatus     
4.50$     11     Trinidad Piping Guan    Pipile pipile     

2010.02   26.05.2010   LONDON 2010/Biodiversity   10v sheet   
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura White-chested Emerald Amazilia brevirostris
3.75$     34     Turkey Vulture    Cathartes aura     
3.75$     82     White-chested Emerald    Amazilia brevirostris     

2012.01   Surcharge on 1990.02      
Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus
1$     100     Channel-billed Toucan    Ramphastos vitellinus     

2013.01   Surcharge on 1990.02      
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
1$     238     Bay-headed Tanager    Tangara gyrola     Value op

2013.02   Surcharge on 1990.02      
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
1$     238     Bay-headed Tanager    Tangara gyrola     Black rectangle op

2013.03   04.07.2013   CARICOM, surcharge on 2009.01   4v set   
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
1$     25     Scarlet Ibis    Eudocimus ruber     

Trinidad and Tobago map

Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 1 million
Climate: tropical; rainy season
Terrain: mostly plains with some hills and low mountains

Birds: 468 species. 1 endemic species: Trinidad Piping-Guan, on 1989 Rare fauna of Trinidad & Tobago and on 2001 Definitives.
National bird: Scarlet Ibis (Trinidad), Rufous-vented Chacalaca (Tobago)

Links:
TTPost postal administration website
Where do you want to go birding today?
Dr Eric Williams web search

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26.08.2016