Bird stamps of Cook Islands
White Tern Gygis alba  1898 Definitives White Tern Gygis alba  1898 Definitives White Tern Gygis alba  1898 Definitives White Tern Gygis alba  1900 Definitives White Tern Gygis alba  1900 Definitives White Tern Gygis alba  1900 Definitives
White Tern Gygis alba  1902 Definitives wmk White Tern Gygis alba  1915 Definitives wmk, p 14 White Tern Gygis alba  1919 Definitives wmk, p 15x14 Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1949 Definitives White Tern Gygis alba  1963 Definitives
White Tern Gygis alba  1973 Currency 7v set White Tern Gygis alba  1974 UPU, stamp on stamp 4v set White Tern Gygis alba  1974 UPU, stamp on stamp 4v set
White Tern Gygis alba  1974 UPU, stamp on stamp 4v sheet White Tern Gygis alba  1974 UPU, stamp on stamp 4v sheet European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis  1974 Christmas 5v set European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis  1974 Christmas
Mewing Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris  1976 Nature conservation day Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli  1977 Nature conservation day Cook Reed Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako  1978 Nature conservation day
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  1979 Apollo 11 4v set Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  1979 Apollo 11 4v sheet Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1979 Nature conservation day Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens  1985 Audubon Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens  1985 Audubon
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica  1985 Audubon Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica  1985 Audubon Dickcissel Spiza americana  1985 Audubon White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys  1985 Audubon Red-cockaded Woodpecker Leuconotopicus borealis  1985 Audubon
Seaside Sparrow Ammospiza maritima  1985 Audubon Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita  1985 Audubon Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata  1989 WWF Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata  1989 WWF
Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1989 WWF Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1989 WWF Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata  1989 WWF
Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata  1989 WWF Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1989 WWF Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1989 WWF
Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata  1990 Birdpex 90 Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata  1990 Birdpex 90 Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1990 Birdpex 90
Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis  1990 Birdpex 90 Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo  1992 Endangered wildlife Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae  1992 Endangered wildlife Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1992 Pacific arts
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1992 Pacific arts Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1992 Pacific arts Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1992 Pacific arts African Penguin Spheniscus demersus  1992 Endangered wildlife
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  1992 Endangered wildlife Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  1994 Apollo 11 Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  1994 Apollo 11
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  1994 Apollo 11 Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  1994 Apollo 11 Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1999 Overprint KIA ORANA on 1992.03 Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1999 Overprint KIA ORANA on 1992.03
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1999 Overprint KIA ORANA on 1992.03 Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  1999 Overprint KIA ORANA on 1992.03 Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae  2001 Overprint Suwarrow Sanctuary on 1992.01-2 12v set Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo  2001 Overprint Suwarrow Sanctuary on 1992.01-2 12v set
Cook Reed Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako  2005 WWF Mewing Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris  2005 WWF Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens  2005 WWF Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli  2005 WWF
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana  2007 Wildlife 26v set Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens  2007 Wildlife 26v set Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana  2007 Wildlife 26v set
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana  2007 Wildlife 26v set Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana  2007 Wildlife 26v set Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana  2007 Wildlife 26v set
Mewing Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris  2007 Wildlife Cook Reed Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako  2007 Wildlife Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens  2007 Wildlife
Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli  2007 Wildlife Cook Reed Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako  2007 Birds
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana  2007 Birds Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli  2007 Birds
Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii  2010 WWF Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii  2010 WWF Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii  2010 WWF Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii  2010 WWF
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2011 Wetlands 4v set Greylag Goose Anser anser  2011 Christmas 4v set Mute Swan Cygnus olor  2011 Christmas 4v set Greylag Goose Anser anser  2011 Christmas 4v sheet
Mute Swan Cygnus olor  2011 Christmas 4v sheet Greylag Goose Anser anser  2011 Christmas Sheet of 3 sets Mute Swan Cygnus olor  2011 Christmas Sheet of 3 sets Whooping Crane Grus americana  2013 Wildlife 6v set
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF White frame Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF White frame Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF White frame Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF White frame
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF No frame Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF No frame Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF No frame Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF No frame
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2014 WWF Mewing Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 15v sheet Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 15v sheet Cook Reed Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 15v sheet
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 15v sheet Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 15v sheet Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 15v sheet Mewing Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris  2015 Self government, stamp on stamp 10v sheet
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2016 Pacific marine life 12v set Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2017 Surcharge on WWF 2014 Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2017 Surcharge on WWF 2014 Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2017 Surcharge on WWF 2014
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2017 Surcharge on WWF 2014 Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2017 Surcharge on WWF 2014 Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis  2017 Surcharge on WWF 2014 Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Sheet with 2 sets
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Sheet with 2 sets Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Sheet with 2 sets Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis  2017 WWF Sheet with 2 sets Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris  2018 Birdpex
Tropical Shearwater Puffinus bailloni  2018 Birdpex Swamp Harrier Circus approximans  2018 Birds of prey White frames Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  2018 Birds of prey White frames
Eurasian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum  2018 Birds of prey White frames Madagascan Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides radiatus  2018 Birds of prey White frames Western Barn Owl Tyto alba  2018 Birds of prey White frames Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis  2018 Birds of prey White frames
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus  2018 Birds of prey White frames Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus  2018 Birds of prey White frames Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus  2018 Birds of prey White frames Great Egret Ardea alba  2018 Birds of prey White frames
Letter-winged Kite Elanus scriptus  2018 Birds of prey White frames Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus  2018 Birds of prey White frames Barking Owl Ninox connivens  2018 Birds of prey White frames
Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris  2019 Birdpex revalued Tropical Shearwater Puffinus bailloni  2019 Birdpex revalued Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet
Red-footed Booby Sula sula  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Masked Booby Sula dactylatra  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Brown Booby Sula leucogaster  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Sheet Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel  2019 Suwarrow Atoll Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda  2019 Suwarrow Atoll
Cook Islands map

Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean
Population: 21,750
Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds
Terrain: low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south

Birds: 50 species. 6 endemic species.



BIRD SPECIES SHOWN

White Tern Gygis alba
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Mewing Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris
Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli
Cook Reed Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis
Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
Dickcissel Spiza americana
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Leuconotopicus borealis
Seaside Sparrow Ammospiza maritima
Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana
Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Whooping Crane Grus americana
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis
Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris
Tropical Shearwater Puffinus bailloni
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
Eurasian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum
Madagascan Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides radiatus
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
Great Egret Ardea alba
Letter-winged Kite Elanus scriptus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Barking Owl Ninox connivens
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster


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