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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1981.01   18.02.1981   Birds      
Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa Pacific Emerald Dove Chalcophaps longirostris Australian Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis Tanna Fruit Dove Ptilinopus tannensis
10f     226     Blue-faced Parrotfinch    Erythrura trichroa     
20f     69     Pacific Emerald Dove    Chalcophaps longirostris     
30f     156     Australian Golden Whistler    Pachycephala pectoralis     
40f     69     Tanna Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus tannensis     

1982.01   08.02.1982   Birds      
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Buff-bellied Monarch Neolalage banksiana Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa
15v     162     Melanesian Flycatcher    Myiagra caledonica     
20v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
25v     162     Buff-bellied Monarch    Neolalage banksiana     
45v     161     Grey Fantail    Rhipidura albiscapa     

1985.01   26.03.1985   Audubon      
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
20v     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
35v     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
45v     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
100v     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1991.01   15.11.1991   Phila Nippon '91      
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Palm Lorikeet Charmosyna palmarum Pacific Robin Petroica pusilla Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
50v     88     Collared Kingfisher    Todiramphus chloris     
55v     109     Palm Lorikeet    Charmosyna palmarum     
80v     168     Pacific Robin    Petroica pusilla     
100v     185     Pacific Swallow    Hirundo tahitica     

1991.02   15.11.1991   Phila Nippon '91      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
150v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     MS

1994.01   27.07.1994   Tourism   4v set   
Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus
90v     109     Eclectus Parrot    Eclectus roratus     

1997.01   04.06.1997   Coastal birds      
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
25v     63     Sharp-tailed Sandpiper    Calidris acuminata     
55v     65     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
60v     32     Little Pied Cormorant    Microcarbo melanoleucos     
75v     31     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
80v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
90v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

1999.01   12.05.1999   Birds      
Vanuatu Kingfisher Todiramphus farquhari Shining Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
34v     88     Vanuatu Kingfisher    Todiramphus farquhari     
67v     72     Shining Bronze Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx lucidus     
73v     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
107v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     

1999.02   12.05.1999   Birds      1999.01
Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
107v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     MS

1999.03   Birds   Booklet   1999.01
Shining Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
67v     72     Shining Bronze Cuckoo    Chrysococcyx lucidus     

1999.04   18.08.1999   China '99      1999.02
Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
107v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     MS

1999.05   01.12.1999   Millennium   5v sheet   
Vanuatu Kingfisher Todiramphus farquhari
90v     88     Vanuatu Kingfisher    Todiramphus farquhari     

2001.01   01.02.2001   Birds      
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis Vanuatu White-eye Zosterops flavifrons Mountain Starling Aplonis santovestris Royal Parrotfinch Erythrura regia White-bellied Honeyeater Glycifohia notabilis
35v     129     Cardinal Myzomela    Myzomela cardinalis     
60v     203     Vanuatu White-eye    Zosterops flavifrons     
90v     216     Mountain Starling    Aplonis santovestris     
100v     226     Royal Parrotfinch    Erythrura regia     
110v     129     White-bellied Honeyeater    Glycifohia notabilis     

2002.01   30.01.2002   Year of eco tourism   5v set   
Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
75v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     

2002.02   30.01.2002   Year of eco tourism   5v sheet   2002.01
Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
75v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     Smaller

2004.01   14.07.2004   Tropicbirds of Vanuatu      
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
35v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
50v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
75v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
135v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
200v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2004.02   14.07.2004   Tropicbirds of Vanuatu   Sheet   2004.01

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Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon rubricauda
35v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
50v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
75v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
135v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     
200v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2005.01   02.03.2005   Lapita people   4v sheet   
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
110v     14     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2007.01   07.02.2007   Herons of the reef      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
10v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
20v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
50v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
70v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
250v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2007.02   07.02.2007   Herons of the reef   Sheet   2007.01

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Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra Pacific Reef Heron  Egretta sacra
10v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
20v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
50v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
70v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
250v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     

2008.01   26.11.2008   Greetings      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White Tern Gygis alba
45v     26     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
100v     65     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
130v     23     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
250v     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     

2008.02   26.11.2008   Greetings      2008.01
White Tern Gygis alba
250v     65     White Tern    Gygis alba     MS

2009.01   28.03.2009   Mystery Island   4v set   
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
200v     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     "INTERNATIONAL POST"

2009.02   28.03.2009   Mystery Island   4v sheet   2009.01
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
200v     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2009.03   23.09.2009   Charles Darwin      
Green Warbler-Finch Certhidea olivacea Common Cactus Finch Geospiza scandens
200v     238     Green Warbler-Finch    Certhidea olivacea     
and     238     Small Tree Finch    Camarhynchus parvulus     
200v     238     Common Cactus Finch    Geospiza scandens     
and     238     Sharp-beaked Ground Finch    Geospiza difficilis     

2009.04   25.11.2009   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   

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Beach Stone-curlew  Esacus magnirostris Beach Stone-curlew  Esacus magnirostris Beach Stone-curlew  Esacus magnirostris Beach Stone-curlew  Esacus magnirostris
50v     50     Beach Stone-curlew    Esacus magnirostris     
and     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     
90v     50     Beach Stone-curlew    Esacus magnirostris     
130v     50     Beach Stone-curlew    Esacus magnirostris     
150v     50     Beach Stone-curlew    Esacus magnirostris     
and     65     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2011.01   25.05.2011   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   

Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
40v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
60v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
140v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
160v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     

2011.02   25.05.2011   WWF   Sheet with 4 sets   

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Coconut Lorikeet  Trichoglossus haematodus Coconut Lorikeet  Trichoglossus haematodus Coconut Lorikeet  Trichoglossus haematodus Coconut Lorikeet  Trichoglossus haematodus
40v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
60v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
140v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     
160v     109     Coconut Lorikeet    Trichoglossus haematodus     

2011.03   28.09.2011   Beaches   4v set   
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
100v     23     Red-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon rubricauda     

2012.01   02.05.2012   Birds definitives      
Southern Shrikebill Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides Silvereye Zosterops lateralis Red-bellied Fruit Dove Ptilinopus greyi Pacific Imperial Pigeon Ducula pacifica Long-tailed Triller Lalage leucopyga Vanuatu Megapode Megapodius layardi Streaked Fantail Rhipidura verreauxi Grey-eared Honeyeater Lichmera incana Vanuatu Petrel Pterodroma occulta Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus Striated Heron Butorides striata
10v     162     Southern Shrikebill    Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides     
20v     203     Silvereye    Zosterops lateralis     
40v     69     Red-bellied Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus greyi     
50v     69     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     
70v     151     Long-tailed Triller    Lalage leucopyga     
90v     10     Vanuatu Megapode    Megapodius layardi     
100v     161     Streaked Fantail    Rhipidura verreauxi     
140v     129     Grey-eared Honeyeater    Lichmera incana     
160v     20     Vanuatu Petrel    Pterodroma occulta     
400v     63     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
500v     45     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
1000v     26     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     

2012.02   02.05.2012   Birds definitives   Sheet   2012.01

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Southern Shrikebill  Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides Silvereye  Zosterops lateralis Red-bellied Fruit Dove  Ptilinopus greyi Pacific Imperial Pigeon  Ducula pacifica Long-tailed Triller  Lalage leucopyga Vanuatu Megapode  Megapodius layardi Streaked Fantail  Rhipidura verreauxi Grey-eared Honeyeater  Lichmera incana Vanuatu Petrel  Pterodroma occulta Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres Australasian Swamphen  Porphyrio melanotus Striated Heron  Butorides striata
10v     162     Southern Shrikebill    Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides     
20v     203     Silvereye    Zosterops lateralis     
40v     69     Red-bellied Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus greyi     
50v     69     Pacific Imperial Pigeon    Ducula pacifica     
70v     151     Long-tailed Triller    Lalage leucopyga     
90v     10     Vanuatu Megapode    Megapodius layardi     
100v     161     Streaked Fantail    Rhipidura verreauxi     
140v     129     Grey-eared Honeyeater    Lichmera incana     
160v     20     Vanuatu Petrel    Pterodroma occulta     
400v     63     Ruddy Turnstone    Arenaria interpres     
500v     45     Australasian Swamphen    Porphyrio melanotus     
1000v     26     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     

Vanuatu map

Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean (formerly New Hebrides)
Population: 215,400
Climate: tropical; moderated by southeast trade winds
Terrain: mostly mountains of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains

Birds: 121 species. 7 endemic species.

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