Bird stamps of British Indian Ocean Territory
Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi  1968 Overprint B.I.O.T. on Seychelles 1962.01 Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  1968 Marine life Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri  1969 Coral atolls Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha  1971 Aldabra nature reserve 4v set
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri  1971 Opening of research station White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri  1972 Royal Silver Wedding Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri  1972 Royal Silver Wedding
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri  1972 Royal Silver Wedding Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri  1972 Royal Silver Wedding Aldabra Drongo Dicrurus aldabranus  1975 Birds Malagasy Coucal Centropus toulou  1975 Birds
Comoros Fody Foudia eminentissima  1975 Birds White Tern Gygis alba  1975 Birds Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii  1975 Birds Brown Booby Sula leucogaster  1975 Birds Brown Noddy Anous stolidus  1975 Birds
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  1975 Birds Masked Booby Sula dactylatra  1975 Birds Malagasy White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus  1975 Birds Striated Heron Butorides striata  1975 Birds
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel  1975 Birds White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus  1975 Birds Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris sovimanga  1975 Birds Malagasy Turtle Dove Nesoenas picturatus  1975 Birds
Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri  1975 Wildlife 4v set White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus  1990 Birds Malagasy Turtle Dove Nesoenas picturatus  1990 Birds Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  1990 Birds Striated Heron Butorides striata  1990 Birds
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii  1990 Birds Crab-plover Dromas ardeola  1990 Birds Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii  1990 Birds Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis  1990 Birds White Tern Gygis alba  1990 Birds Red-footed Booby Sula sula  1990 Birds
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis  1990 Birds Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis  1990 Birds Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  1994 Overprint HONG KONG 94 on 1990.01 Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis  1994 Overprint HONG KONG 94 on 1990.01 Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica  2000 Wildlife photographic competition 4v sheet
European Robin Erithacus rubecula  2000 Wildlife photographic competition 4v sheet Crab-plover Dromas ardeola  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Crab-plover Dromas ardeola  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Crab-plover Dromas ardeola  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Crab-plover Dromas ardeola  2001 BirdLife International Sheet
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola  2001 BirdLife International Sheet Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2002 BirdLife International Sheet Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2002 BirdLife International Sheet Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2002 BirdLife International Sheet Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2002 BirdLife International Sheet
Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2002 BirdLife International Sheet Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis  2004 Birds definitives Zebra Dove Geopelia striata  2004 Birds definitives Common Myna Acridotheres tristis  2004 Birds definitives
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  2004 Birds definitives White Tern Gygis alba  2004 Birds definitives Masked Booby Sula dactylatra  2004 Birds definitives Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  2004 Birds definitives
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus  2004 Birds definitives Striated Heron Butorides striata  2004 Birds definitives Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva  2004 Birds definitives Garganey Spatula querquedula  2004 Birds definitives
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica  2004 Birds definitives Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2005 40th anniversary 8v sheet Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  2005 40th anniversary 8v sheet Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  2006 BirdLife International Sheet
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana  2006 BirdLife International Sheet White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus  2006 BirdLife International Sheet White Tern Gygis alba  2006 BirdLife International Sheet Brown Noddy Anous stolidus  2006 BirdLife International Sheet
Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2006 BirdLife International Sheet White Tern Gygis alba  2007 Charles Darwin 4v set Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus  2007 Charles Darwin 4v set Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus  2007 BirdLife International
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus  2007 BirdLife International Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus  2007 BirdLife International Cape Gannet Morus capensis  2007 BirdLife International Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus  2007 BirdLife International
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus  2007 BirdLife International Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus  2007 BirdLife International Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana  2007 BirdLife International Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus  2007 BirdLife International
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis  2009 Definitives 12v set Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  2009 Definitives 12v set Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis  2009 Definitives 12v sheet Great Frigatebird Fregata minor  2009 Definitives 12v sheet
British Indian Ocean Territory map

Location: Archipelago in the Indian Ocean
Population: no indigenous inhabitants; 3,000 native inhabitants were evacuated to Mauritius before construction of UK-US military facilities
Climate: tropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds
Terrain: flat and low (most areas do not exceed four meters in elevation)

Birds: 52 species

Links:
BIOT Post Office postal administration website
Aldabra nature reserve - web search



BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri
Aldabra Drongo Dicrurus aldabranus
Malagasy Coucal Centropus toulou
Comoros Fody Foudia eminentissima
White Tern Gygis alba
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Malagasy White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris sovimanga
Malagasy Turtle Dove Nesoenas picturatus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Garganey Spatula querquedula
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Cape Gannet Morus capensis


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