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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1978.01   25.01.1978   Wild birds      
Pacific Imperial Pigeon Ducula pacifica Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra White Tern Gygis alba Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
8c     68     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     
20c     25     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
30c     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
40c     29     Lesser Frigatebird    Fregata ariel     

1985.01   12.02.1985   Audubon      
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius
1c     103     Northern Flicker    Colaptes auratus     
1c     120     Say's Phoebe    Sayornis saya     
25c     243     Townsend's Warbler    Setophaga townsendi     
25c     170     Bohemian Waxwing    Bombycilla garrulus     
50c     243     Prothonotary Warbler    Protonotaria citrea     
50c     243     Worm-eating Warbler    Helmitheros vermivorum     
70c     36     Broad-winged Hawk    Buteo platypterus     
70c     36     Northern Harrier    Circus hudsonius     

1985.02   27.02.1985   Birds and their eggs      
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Black Noddy Anous minutus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
15c     64     Black-naped Tern    Sterna sumatrana     
40c     64     Black Noddy    Anous minutus     
50c     22     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
60c     64     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

1988.01   02.03.1988   Birds      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus White Tern Gygis alba Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Red-footed Booby Sula sula Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo Urodynamis taitensis Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
5c     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
10c     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
15c     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
20c     19     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
25c     56     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
30c     64     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
35c     64     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
40c     62     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
45c     62     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     
50c     25     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
55c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
60c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
70c     62     Red-necked Stint    Calidris ruficollis     
1$     71     Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo    Urodynamis taitensis     
2$     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
5$     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     

1989.01   22.02.1989   Overprint OFFICIAL on 1988.01      
5c     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
10c     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
15c     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
20c     19     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
25c     56     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
30c     64     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
35c     64     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
40c     62     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
45c     62     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     
50c     25     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
55c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
60c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
70c     62     Red-necked Stint    Calidris ruficollis     
1$     71     Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo    Urodynamis taitensis     
2$     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
5$     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     

1993.01   02.11.1993   Greenhouse effect   4v set   
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
1.50$     64     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     p 13½

1993.02   02.11.1993   Greenhouse effect   4v sheet   1993.01
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
1.50$     64     European Herring Gull    Larus argentatus     p 14¼x14

1994.01   31.08.1994   SINGPEX 94      1988.01
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus White Tern Gygis alba Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
5c     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     
10c     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     
40c     62     Bristle-thighed Curlew    Numenius tahitiensis     
45c     62     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     

1997.01   29.05.1997   Pacific 97   4v set   
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
60c     8     Pacific Black Duck    Anas superciliosa     
1.50$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

1999.01   11.06.1999   Kosovo relief overprint on 1988.01      
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo Urodynamis taitensis
20c     19     Phoenix Petrel    Pterodroma alba     
35c     64     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
55c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
1$     71     Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo    Urodynamis taitensis     

2000.01   08.03.2000   Marine life   6v sheet   
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
90c     64     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     
90c     22     Red-billed Tropicbird    Phaethon aethereus     

2000.02   08.03.2000   Marine life   6v sheet   
 Not identified
90c              Not identified     

2000.03   08.03.2000   Marine life   6v sheet   
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Red Knot Calidris canutus
90c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
90c     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
90c     62     Red Knot    Calidris canutus     

2000.04   01.06.2000   Birds of the South Pacific   Sheet   

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Collared Kingfisher  Todiramphus chloris Mottled Petrel  Pterodroma inexpectata Superb Fairywren  Malurus cyaneus Western Osprey  Pandion haliaetus Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus
90c     87     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
90c     19     Mottled Petrel    Pterodroma inexpectata     
90c     128     Superb Fairywren    Malurus cyaneus     
90c     35     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     
90c     31     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
90c     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

2000.05   01.06.2000   Birds of the South Pacific   Sheet   

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Coconut Lorikeet  Trichoglossus haematodus White-throated Treecreeper  Cormobates leucophaea Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher  Tanysiptera sylvia Australian Golden Whistler  Pachycephala pectoralis Grey Plover  Pluvialis squatarola Beach Stone-curlew  Esacus magnirostris
90c     108     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
90c     127     White-throated Treecreeper    Cormobates leucophaea     
90c     87     Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher    Tanysiptera sylvia     
90c     154     Australian Golden Whistler    Pachycephala pectoralis     
90c     56     Grey Plover    Pluvialis squatarola     
90c     49     Beach Stone-curlew    Esacus magnirostris     

2000.06   01.06.2000   Birds of the South Pacific   Sheet   

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Red-billed Leiothrix  Leiothrix lutea Grey Shrikethrush  Colluricincla harmonica Great Frigatebird  Fregata minor Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis Chestnut-breasted Mannikin  Lonchura castaneothorax White Tern  Gygis alba
90c     199     Red-billed Leiothrix    Leiothrix lutea     
90c     154     Grey Shrikethrush    Colluricincla harmonica     
90c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
90c     87     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
90c     224     Chestnut-breasted Mannikin    Lonchura castaneothorax     
90c     64     White Tern    Gygis alba     

2000.07   01.06.2000   Birds of the South Pacific      

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Broad-billed Prion  Pachyptila vittata Morepork  Ninox novaeseelandiae
3$     19     Broad-billed Prion    Pachyptila vittata     MS
3$     73     Morepork    Ninox novaeseelandiae     MS

2000.08   03.08.2000   Birds of Tuvalu   Sheet   

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Red-footed Booby  Sula sula Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda Grey Plover  Pluvialis squatarola Common Tern  Sterna hirundo Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres Sanderling  Calidris alba
90c     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
90c     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
90c     56     Grey Plover    Pluvialis squatarola     
90c     64     Common Tern    Sterna hirundo     
90c     62     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
90c     62     Sanderling    Calidris alba     

2000.09   03.08.2000   Animals of Tuvalu   6v sheet   
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
90c     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
90c     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

2000.10   03.08.2000   Birds of Tuvalu      
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
3$     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     MS

2003.01   16.12.2003   Birds   Sheet   

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Blue-grey Gnatcatcher  Polioptila caerulea White-eyed Vireo  Vireo griseus Mangrove Rail  Rallus longirostris Sandhill Crane  Antigone canadensis
1.25$     209     Blue-grey Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea     
1.25$     156     White-eyed Vireo    Vireo griseus     
1.25$     44     Mangrove Rail    Rallus longirostris     
1.25$     46     Sandhill Crane    Antigone canadensis     

2003.02   16.12.2003   Birds      
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
3$     234     Grasshopper Sparrow    Ammodramus savannarum     MS

2006.01   23.11.2006   Birds   Sheet   

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Eurasian Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Indian Pitta  Pitta brachyura Gurney's Pitta  Hydrornis gurneyi Great Grey Shrike  Lanius excubitor
1$     192     Eurasian Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus     
1$     112     Indian Pitta    Pitta brachyura     
1$     112     Gurney's Pitta    Hydrornis gurneyi     
1$     155     Great Grey Shrike    Lanius excubitor     

2006.02   23.11.2006   Birds      
Splendid Fairywren Malurus splendens
3$     128     Splendid Fairywren    Malurus splendens     MS

2008.01   25.07.2008   Birds of Tuvalu   Sheet   

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Magnificent Frigatebird  Fregata magnificens Townsend's Warbler  Setophaga townsendi Sooty Tern  Onychoprion fuscatus Brown Noddy  Anous stolidus Masked Booby  Sula dactylatra Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda
1$     29     Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens     
1$     243     Townsend's Warbler    Setophaga townsendi     
1$     64     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
1$     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
1$     30     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
1$     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2011.01   06.06.2011   Parrots of the South Pacific      

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Western Rosella  Platycercus icterotis Mallee Ringneck  Barnardius barnardi Budgerigar  Melopsittacus undulatus Northern Rosella  Platycercus venustus Red-capped Parrot  Purpureicephalus spurius Regent Parrot  Polytelis anthopeplus
1$     108     Western Rosella    Platycercus icterotis     
1$     108     Mallee Ringneck    Barnardius barnardi     
1$     108     Budgerigar    Melopsittacus undulatus     
1$     108     Northern Rosella    Platycercus venustus     
1$     108     Red-capped Parrot    Purpureicephalus spurius     
1$     108     Regent Parrot    Polytelis anthopeplus     

2011.02   06.06.2011   Parrots of the South Pacific      
Red-winged Parrot Aprosmictus erythropterus
3$     108     Red-winged Parrot    Aprosmictus erythropterus     MS

2012.01   01.01.2012   Marine life   5v sheet   
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis
1$     19     Christmas Shearwater    Puffinus nativitatis     

2014.01   21.07.2014   Ducks   Sheet   
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
1.40$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
1.40$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
1.40$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
1.40$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

2014.02   21.07.2014   Ducks   Sheet   
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
2.25$     8     Wood Duck    Aix sponsa     
2.25$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

2014.03   21.07.2014   Ducks   Sheet   
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Wood Duck Aix sponsa Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
1.40$     8     Wood Duck    Aix sponsa     
1.40$     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
1.40$     8     Wood Duck    Aix sponsa     
1.40$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

2014.04   21.07.2014   Ducks   Sheet   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
2.25$     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
2.25$     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

2014.05   14.08.2014   Macaws   Sheet, birds alike, backgrounds differs   
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
1.40$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1.40$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1.40$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1.40$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1.40$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1.40$     107     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     

2014.06   14.08.2014   Macaws   Sheet, birds alike, backgrounds differs   
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
1.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
1.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
1.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
1.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
1.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
1.40$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     

2014.07   14.08.2014   Macaws   Sheet   
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
2.25$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     
2.25$     107     Blue-and-yellow Macaw    Ara ararauna     

2014.08   14.08.2014   Macaws      
Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloropterus
4.50$     107     Red-and-green Macaw    Ara chloropterus     MS

2015.01   25.05.2015   Birds of the South Pacific   Sheet   

Red-footed Booby Sula sula Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
1.40$     30     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
1.40$     62     Bar-tailed Godwit    Limosa lapponica     
1.40$     44     Buff-banded Rail    Gallirallus philippensis     
1.40$     64     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
1.40$     22     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
1.40$     64     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     

2015.02   25.05.2015   Birds of the South Pacific      
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
4.50$     29     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     MS

Tuvalu map

Location: Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean
Population: 12,100
Climate: tropical; moderated by easterly trade winds; westerly gales and heavy rain
Terrain: very low-lying and narrow coral atolls

Birds: 34 species

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27.10.2018