Bird stamps of Tristan da Cunha
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1954 Definitives Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  1954 Definitives Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1954 Definitives Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris  1963 Overprint TRISTAN DA... on St Helena 1961.01 Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis  1963 Overprint TRISTAN DA... on St Helena 1961.01
White Tern Gygis alba  1963 Overprint TRISTAN DA... on St Helena 1961.01 Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1968 Birds Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi  1968 Birds Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  1968 Birds
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  1968 Birds Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca  1972 Definitives Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  1972 Definitives Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1972 Definitives
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  1972 Royal Silver Wedding Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1972 Royal Silver Wedding Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  1972 Royal Silver Wedding
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1972 Royal Silver Wedding Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1974 Rockhopper Penguin Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1974 Rockhopper Penguin
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1974 Rockhopper Penguin Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1974 Rockhopper Penguin Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1974 The Lonely Island
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1974 The Lonely Island Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera  1977 Birds White-faced Storm Petrel Pelagodroma marina  1977 Birds
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli  1977 Birds Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis  1977 Birds Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  1977 Birds Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris  1977 Birds Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata  1977 Birds
Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow  1977 Birds Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata  1977 Birds Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus  1977 Birds Common Diving Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix  1977 Birds Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  1977 Birds
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  1979 Wildlife conservation 4v set Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae  1979 Wildlife conservation 4v set Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1979 Sir Rowland Hill, stamp on stamp 3v set Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1979 Sir Rowland Hill
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1979 International year of the child 4v set Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1980 Paintings by Roland Svensson 4v set, upright wmk Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1980 Paintings by Roland Svensson 4v sheet, sideways wmk Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1981 Inaccessible Island Rail Strip
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1981 Inaccessible Island Rail Strip Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1981 Inaccessible Island Rail Strip Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1981 Inaccessible Island Rail Strip
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  1982 Overprint 1ST PARTICIPATION... on 1977.01 Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata  1982 Overprint 1ST PARTICIPATION... on 1977.01 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  1985 Flags 4v set Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1986 Flora and fauna of Inaccessible Island 5v set Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi  1986 Flora and fauna of Inaccessible Island 5v set
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  1986 Flora and fauna of Inaccessible Island 5v set Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  1987 Island flightless insects and birds 4v set Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  1987 Island flightless insects and birds 4v set Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1987 Rockhopper Penguin Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1987 Rockhopper Penguin
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1987 Rockhopper Penguin Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  1987 Rockhopper Penguin Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  1987 Norwegian scientific expedition 4v set Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae  1988 Fauna of Nightingale Island 5v set Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  1988 Fauna of Nightingale Island 5v set
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  1988 Fauna of Nightingale Island 5v set Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  1988 Fauna of Nightingale Island 5v set Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  1988 Augustus Earles paintings 12v set Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli  1989 Fauna of Gough Island 5v set Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  1989 Fauna of Gough Island 5v set
Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  1989 Fauna of Gough Island 5v set Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca  1989 Fauna of Gough Island 5v set Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  1989 Vagrant birds Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius  1989 Vagrant birds Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica  1989 Vagrant birds
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  1989 Vagrant birds Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  1991 WWF Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  1991 WWF Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  1991 WWF
Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  1991 WWF Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  1994 Island livestock 4v set Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  1996 Gough Island as world heritage site Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1996 Gough Island as world heritage site
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca  1996 Gough Island as world heritage site Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  1996 Gough Island as world heritage site Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  1997 Return of Hong Kong to China Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1999 WWF Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1999 WWF
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1999 WWF Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  1999 WWF Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  2000 Millennium Cape Petrel Daption capense  2000 Millennium
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus  2000 Millennium Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata  2000 Millennium Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  2001 Hong Kong 2001 Sheet
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor  2001 Hong Kong 2001 Sheet Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  2001 BirdLife International Sheet
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International White frame Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International White frame Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International White frame
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International White frame Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International Sheet, no white frame Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International Sheet, no white frame Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International Sheet, no white frame Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International Sheet, no white frame
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2003 BirdLife International Sheet, no white frame Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2005 The remote island 5v strip Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  2005 Gough Island 5v strip Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  2005 Inaccessible Island 5v strip
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris  2005 Bird definitives Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca  2005 Bird definitives Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata  2005 Bird definitives
Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae  2005 Bird definitives Cape Petrel Daption capense  2005 Bird definitives Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri  2005 Bird definitives
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli  2005 Bird definitives Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus  2005 Bird definitives Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera  2005 Bird definitives
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata  2005 Bird definitives Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis  2005 Bird definitives Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2005 Bird definitives
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  2006 Nightingale Island 5v strip Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata  2006 Middle Island 5v strip Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2006 500th anniversary celebration 6v sheet Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus  2006 Stoltenhoff Island 5v strip
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  2007 The remote islands 6v sheet Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  2007 BirdLife International Sheet Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  2007 BirdLife International Sheet Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  2007 BirdLife International Sheet
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  2007 BirdLife International Sheet Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  2007 BirdLife International Sheet Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  2007 BirdLife International Sheet Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2008 Allan Crawford 6v set
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2008 Allan Crawford 6v set Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans  2008 Allan Crawford 6v set Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta  2010 Surnames Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  2010 Surnames
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos  2010 Surnames Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  2010 Surnames Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  2010 Surnames Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2010 Definitives 12v set
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  2010 Definitives 12v set Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos  2010 Definitives 12v set Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  2010 Definitives 12v set Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2010 Definitives 12v set
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Sheet with 4 sets Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Sheet with 4 sets Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Sheet with 4 sets Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Sheet with 4 sets
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena  2013 WWF Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis  2014 Tristan finches Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae  2014 Tristan finches
Nightingale Island Finch Nesospiza questi  2014 Tristan finches Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi  2014 Tristan finches Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae  2014 Tristan finches Cape Petrel Daption capense  2014 Augustus Earle 4v set
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2015 The potato essays 10v sheet Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata  2016 Biodeversity I 6v set Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita  2016 Biodeversity I 6v set Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi  2016 Biodeversity II 6v set
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata  2016 Biodeversity II 6v set Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF
Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Sheet Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Sheet Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Sheet Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi  2017 WWF Sheet
Tristan da Cunha map

Location: Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, about mid-way between South America and Africa
Population: 271
Climate: temperate; marine, mild, tempered by trade winds
Terrain: the islands result from volcanic activity associated with the Atlantic Mid-Ocean Ridge

Links:
Saint Helena Post Office postal administration website (with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha stamps)
CIA - The World Factbook
Roland Svensson web search



BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
White Tern Gygis alba
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi
Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita
Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera
White-faced Storm Petrel Pelagodroma marina
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
Common Diving Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix
Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata
Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri
Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Nightingale Island Finch Nesospiza questi


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