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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1955.01   01.02.1955   Definitives   Queen at right   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
8d     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1957.01   25.11.1957   Definitives   Queen at left   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
8d     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1960.01   01.11.1960   Definitives      
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
1     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     

1971.01   04.05.1971   Tourism   4v set   
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
15c     53     American Oystercatcher    Haematopus palliatus     

1973.01   01.08.1973   Birds   wmk sideways   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Northern Parula Setophaga americana Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
1c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
2c     65     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
3c     211     Blue-grey Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea     
4c     26     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
5c     215     Grey Catbird    Dumetella carolinensis     
7c     158     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
8c     36     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     
10c     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
15c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
20c     233     Northern Parula    Setophaga americana     
30c     215     Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos     
50c     82     Ruby-throated Hummingbird    Archilochus colubris     
1$     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
2$     172     Cedar Waxwing    Bombycilla cedrorum     

1974.01   27.09.1974   Birds   wmk upright   1973.01
2c     65     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

1975.01   19.03.1975   Birds   wmk upright   1973.01
3c     211     Blue-grey Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea     

1975.02   11.06.1975   Birds   wmk upright   1973.01
1c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
20c     233     Northern Parula    Setophaga americana     

1976.01   14.06.1976   Birds   Diagonal wmk   1973.01
3c     211     Blue-grey Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea     

1976.02   24.11.1976   Birds      
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
5$     240     Painted Bunting    Passerina ciris     

1976.03   30.11.1976   Birds   Diagonal wmk   1973.01
20c     233     Northern Parula    Setophaga americana     

1977.01   Birds   Diagonal wmk   1973.01
c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
1c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
2c     65     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
4c     26     Little Blue Heron    Egretta caerulea     
5c     215     Grey Catbird    Dumetella carolinensis     
10c     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
15c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
30c     215     Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos     
50c     82     Ruby-throated Hummingbird    Archilochus colubris     
1$     236     Bananaquit    Coereba flaveola     
2$     172     Cedar Waxwing    Bombycilla cedrorum     

1978.01   11.12.1978   Christmas   4v set   
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
6c     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     

1979.01   29.05.1979   Endangered species   5v set   
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
6c     36     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     

1980.01   20.02.1980   Birds      
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
20c     21     Pied-billed Grebe    Podilymbus podiceps     
25c     233     Ovenbird    Seiurus aurocapilla     
35c     37     Northern Harrier    Circus hudsonius     
55c     104     Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    Sphyrapicus varius     
1$     9     Blue-winged Teal    Anas discors     

1980.02   20.02.1980   Birds      
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
2$     25     Glossy Ibis    Plegadis falcinellus     MS

1984.01   09.01.1984   Ships      
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
5$     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     p 14

1984.02   22.08.1984   Ausipex   4v set   
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus
50c     108     Rainbow Lorikeet    Trichoglossus moluccanus     

1985.01   28.01.1985   Audubon      
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
25c     233     Magnolia Warbler    Setophaga magnolia     
45c     74     Short-eared Owl    Asio flammeus     
and     237     Eastern Towhee    Pipilo erythrophthalmus     
70c     69     Mourning Dove    Zenaida macroura     
85c     185     Caribbean Martin    Progne dominicensis     

1985.02   28.01.1985   Audubon      
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
2$     53     American Oystercatcher    Haematopus palliatus     MS

1985.03   Ships      1984.01
5$     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     p 12x12

1990.01   19.02.1990   Birds      
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Kirtland's Warbler Setophaga kirtlandii Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius American Kestrel Falco sparverius Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
10c     72     Yellow-billed Cuckoo    Coccyzus americanus     
15c     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
20c     233     Kirtland's Warbler    Setophaga kirtlandii     
30c     26     Yellow-crowned Night Heron    Nyctanassa violacea     
50c     9     West Indian Whistling Duck    Dendrocygna arborea     
80c     104     Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    Sphyrapicus varius     
1$     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     
1.40$     215     Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos     

1990.02   19.02.1990   Birds      

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Western Osprey  Pandion haliaetus American Yellow Warbler  Setophaga aestiva
2$     36     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     MS
2$     233     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     MS

1990.03   24.09.1990   Birds      
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
8c     238     Western Spindalis    Spindalis zena     
10c     158     Black-whiskered Vireo    Vireo altiloquus     
25c     211     Blue-grey Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea     
40c     9     Lesser Scaup    Aythya affinis     
50c     9     White-cheeked Pintail    Anas bahamensis     
75c     56     Black-necked Stilt    Himantopus mexicanus     
80c     53     American Oystercatcher    Haematopus palliatus     
1$     26     Tricolored Heron    Egretta tricolor     

1990.04   24.09.1990   Birds      

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Bahama Woodstar  Calliphlox evelynae American Coot  Fulica americana
2$     82     Bahama Woodstar    Calliphlox evelynae     MS
2$     45     American Coot    Fulica americana     MS

1991.01   03.06.1991   Extinct species of fauna   8v set   
10c     0     Phororhacos    Phororhacus sp     

1993.01   30.12.1993   Birds and nests      
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
10c     57     Killdeer    Charadrius vociferus     
15c     26     Yellow-crowned Night Heron    Nyctanassa violacea     
35c     215     Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos     
50c     119     Eastern Kingbird    Tyrannus tyrannus     
65c     233     Magnolia Warbler    Setophaga magnolia     
80c     172     Cedar Waxwing    Bombycilla cedrorum     
1.10$     82     Ruby-throated Hummingbird    Archilochus colubris     
1.25$     240     Painted Bunting    Passerina ciris     

1993.02   30.12.1993   Birds and nests      

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American Kestrel  Falco sparverius Ruddy Duck  Oxyura jamaicensis
2$     105     American Kestrel    Falco sparverius     MS
2$     9     Ruddy Duck    Oxyura jamaicensis     MS

1995.01   09.01.1995   Apollo 11      
10c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
20c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c
25c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c
35c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c
50c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c
65c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c
80c     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c
1.10$     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 10c

1995.02   09.01.1995   Apollo 11      1995.01
2$     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     MS
2$     37     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     MS

1995.03   02.08.1995   Birds      
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
10c     88     Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon     
15c     45     Clapper Rail    Rallus longirostris     
20c     233     American Redstart    Setophaga ruticilla     
25c     65     Roseate Tern    Sterna dougallii     
35c     45     Purple Gallinule    Porphyrio martinicus     
45c     63     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
50c     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
60c     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
80c     26     Great Blue Heron    Ardea herodias     
1$     78     Antillean Nighthawk    Chordeiles gundlachii     
1.25$     158     Thick-billed Vireo    Vireo crassirostris     
1.40$     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
2$     57     Wilson's Plover    Charadrius wilsonia     
5$     9     Blue-winged Teal    Anas discors     
10$     26     Reddish Egret    Egretta rufescens     

1999.01   07.06.1999   Coral gardens   24v sheet   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
20c     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

1999.02   15.11.1999   New millennium   6v strip   
50c     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

2000.01   02.10.2000   Birds of the Caribbean      
Australian Brushturkey Alectura lathami Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
50c     10     Australian Brushturkey    Alectura lathami     
50c     179     Black-capped Chickadee    Poecile atricapillus     
50c     65     Glaucous-winged Gull    Larus glaucescens     

2000.02   02.10.2000   Birds of the Caribbean   Sheet   

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Western Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis Royal Tern  Thalasseus maximus Western Osprey  Pandion haliaetus Great Blue Heron  Ardea herodias Brown Pelican  Pelecanus occidentalis White-cheeked Pintail  Anas bahamensis
60c     26     Western Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis     
60c     65     Royal Tern    Thalasseus maximus     
60c     36     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     
60c     26     Great Blue Heron    Ardea herodias     
60c     29     Brown Pelican    Pelecanus occidentalis     
60c     9     White-cheeked Pintail    Anas bahamensis     

2000.03   02.10.2000   Birds of the Caribbean      
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
2$     108     Hyacinth Macaw    Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus     MS
2$     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     MS

2002.01   12.08.2002   Birds   Sheet   

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Sooty Tern  Onychoprion fuscatus Magnificent Frigatebird  Fregata magnificens American White Pelican  Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Northern Shoveler  Anas clypeata Baltimore Oriole  Icterus galbula Roseate Spoonbill  Platalea ajaja
60c     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
60c     30     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
60c     29     American White Pelican    Pelecanus erythrorhynchos     
60c     9     Northern Shoveler    Anas clypeata     
60c     235     Baltimore Oriole    Icterus galbula     
60c     25     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     

2002.02   12.08.2002   Birds      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
2$     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     MS

2003.01   01.06.2003   CARICOM      
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
60c     22     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     

2007.01   24.12.2007   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   

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Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     

2007.02   24.12.2007   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   2007.01

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Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     
50c     37     Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis     

Turks and Caicos Islands map

Location: Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean
Population: 22,300
Climate: tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
Terrain: low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps

Birds: 201 species

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