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Bird stamps from Cook Islands

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name

1898.01   11.07.1898   Definitives      
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    2d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Brown
    6d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     = 2d, purple
    1s     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     = 2d, red

1899.01   09.11.1899   Definitives      1898.01
    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Steel blue

1900.01   
  Definitives      1898.01
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    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Deep blue
    2d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Deep brown
    6d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Bright purple
    1s     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Deep carmine

1902.01   01.02.1902   Definitives      1898.01
    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Blue-green
    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Yellow-green, thick paper

1902.02   01.09.1902   Definitives   wmk   1898.01
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    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Yellow-green
    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Grey-green
    2d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Deep brown
    6d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Purple
    1s     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Carmine

1911.01   
  Definitives   wmk, p 14x14   1898.01
    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Green

1915.01   
  Definitives   wmk, p 14   1898.01
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    d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Deep green

1919.01   
  Definitives   wmk, p 15x14   1898.01
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    2d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Deep brown
    1s     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     Carmine

1949.01   01.08.1949   Definitives      
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    1d     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     

1963.01   04.06.1963   Definitives      
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    5d     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     

1967.01   04.05.1967   Surcharge on 1963.01      
    4c     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     

1973.01   15.03.1973   Currency   7v set   
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    20c     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     

1974.01   16.09.1974   UPU, stamp on stamp   4v set   1898.01
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    25c     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     
    50c     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     

1974.02   16.09.1974   UPU, stamp on stamp   4v sheet   1974.01
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    25c     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     
    50c     52     White Tern     Gygis alba     

1974.03   15.10.1974   Christmas   5v set   
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    1c     236     European Goldfinch     Carduelis carduelis     

1974.04   09.12.1974   Christmas      1974.03
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    50c     236     European Goldfinch     Carduelis carduelis     MS

1976.01   15.11.1976   Nature conservation day      
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    1$     90     Mewing Kingfisher     Todiramphus ruficollaris     

1977.01   15.11.1977   Nature conservation day      
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    1$     20     Atiu Swiftlet     Aerodramus sawtelli     

1978.01   15.11.1978   Nature conservation day      
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    1$     196     Cook Reed Warbler     Acrocephalus kerearako     

1979.01   07.11.1979   Apollo 11   4v set   
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    30c     78     Bald Eagle     Haliaeetus leucocephalus     p 14

1979.02   07.11.1979   Apollo 11   4v sheet   1979.01
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    30c     78     Bald Eagle     Haliaeetus leucocephalus     p 13

1979.03   15.11.1979   Nature conservation day      
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    1$     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     

1985.01   23.04.1985   Audubon      
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    30c     102     Downy Woodpecker     Dryobates pubescens     
    55c     249     Black-throated Blue Warbler     Setophaga caerulescens     
    65c     249     Yellow-throated Warbler     Setophaga dominica     
    75c     249     Chestnut-sided Warbler     Setophaga pensylvanica     
    95c     251     Dickcissel     Spiza americana     
    1.15$     240     White-crowned Sparrow     Zonotrichia leucophrys     

1985.02   23.04.1985   Audubon      
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    1.30$     102     Red-cockaded Woodpecker     Leuconotopicus borealis     MS
    2.80$     240     Seaside Sparrow     Ammospiza maritima     MS
    5.30$     27     Zenaida Dove     Zenaida aurita     MS

1989.01   04.10.1989   WWF      
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    15c     164     Rarotonga Monarch     Pomarea dimidiata     
    20c     164     Rarotonga Monarch     Pomarea dimidiata     
    65c     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     
    70c     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     

1989.02   04.10.1989   WWF      1989.01
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    1$     164     Rarotonga Monarch     Pomarea dimidiata     MS
    1.25$     164     Rarotonga Monarch     Pomarea dimidiata     MS
    1.50$     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     MS
    1.75$     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     MS

1990.01   05.12.1990   Birdpex '90      1989.02
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    1$     164     Rarotonga Monarch     Pomarea dimidiata     MS
    1.25$     164     Rarotonga Monarch     Pomarea dimidiata     MS
    1.50$     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     MS
    1.75$     27     Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove     Ptilinopus rarotongensis     MS

1992.01   14.07.1992   Endangered wildlife      
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    1.15$     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl     Bubo bubo     

1992.02   15.07.1992   Endangered wildlife      
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    1.15$     21     Bee Hummingbird     Mellisuga helenae     

1992.03   16.10.1992   Pacific arts      
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    80c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    85c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     = 80c
    1$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     = 80c
    1.75$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     = 80c

1992.04   16.10.1992   Overprint ROYAL VISIT on 1992.03      
    80c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    85c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    1$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    1.75$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     

1992.05   02.11.1992   Endangered wildlife      
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    1.15$     59     African Penguin     Spheniscus demersus     

1992.06   04.11.1992   Endangered wildlife      
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    1.15$     104     Peregrine Falcon     Falco peregrinus     

1994.01   20.07.1994   Apollo 11      
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    2.25$     78     Bald Eagle     Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
    2.25$     78     Bald Eagle     Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 2.25$
    2.25$     78     Bald Eagle     Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 2.25$
    2.25$     78     Bald Eagle     Haliaeetus leucocephalus     = 2.25$

1999.01   31.12.1999   Overprint KIA ORANA on 1992.03      
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    80c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    85c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    1$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    1.75$     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     

2001.01   30.04.2001   Overprint Suwarrow Sanctuary on 1992.01-2   12v set   
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    80c     21     Bee Hummingbird     Mellisuga helenae     
    80c     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl     Bubo bubo     

2005.01   13.06.2005   WWF      
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    80c     196     Cook Reed Warbler     Acrocephalus kerearako     
    90c     90     Mewing Kingfisher     Todiramphus ruficollaris     
    1.15$     220     Rarotonga Starling     Aplonis cinerascens     
    1.95$     20     Atiu Swiftlet     Aerodramus sawtelli     

2007.01   20.03.2007   Wildlife   26v set   
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    10c     108     Blue Lorikeet     Vini peruviana     Aitutaki 2002.01
    50c     220     Rarotonga Starling     Aplonis cinerascens     Cook 2005.01
    2$     108     Blue Lorikeet     Vini peruviana     Aitutaki 2002.01
    2$     108     Blue Lorikeet     Vini peruviana     Aitutaki 2002.01
    2$     108     Blue Lorikeet     Vini peruviana     Aitutaki 2002.01
    2$     108     Blue Lorikeet     Vini peruviana     Aitutaki 2002.01

2007.02   20.03.2007   Wildlife      2005.01
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    80c     90     Mewing Kingfisher     Todiramphus ruficollaris     
    80c     196     Cook Reed Warbler     Acrocephalus kerearako     
    80c     220     Rarotonga Starling     Aplonis cinerascens     
    80c     20     Atiu Swiftlet     Aerodramus sawtelli     

2007.03   10.12.2007   Birds      2007.01-2
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    15$     196     Cook Reed Warbler     Acrocephalus kerearako     
    and     108     Blue Lorikeet     Vini peruviana     
    and     20     Atiu Swiftlet     Aerodramus sawtelli     

2010.01   19.12.2010   WWF      
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    80c     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet     Vini kuhlii     
    90c     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet     Vini kuhlii     
    2.40$     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet     Vini kuhlii     
    3.60$     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet     Vini kuhlii     

2011.01   21.10.2011   Wetlands   4v set   
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    80c     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     

2011.02   23.12.2011   Christmas   4v set   
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    1.20$     13     Greylag Goose     Anser anser     
    2.10$     13     Mute Swan     Cygnus olor     

2011.03   23.12.2011   Christmas   4v sheet   2011.02
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    1.20$     13     Greylag Goose     Anser anser     
    2.10$     13     Mute Swan     Cygnus olor     

2011.04   23.12.2011   Christmas   Sheet of 3 sets   2011.02
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    1.20$     13     Greylag Goose     Anser anser     
    2.10$     13     Mute Swan     Cygnus olor     

2013.01   31.05.2013   Wildlife   6v set   
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    1.50$     32     Whooping Crane     Grus americana     

2014.01   28.11.2014   WWF   White frame   
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    1$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     
    1.30$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     
    1.50$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     
    1.70$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     

2014.02   28.11.2014   WWF   No frame   2014.01
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    1$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     
    1.30$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     
    1.50$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     
    1.70$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     

2014.03   28.11.2014   WWF      
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    7.50$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     MS

2015.01   05.08.2015   Self government, stamp on stamp   15v sheet   
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    30c     90     Mewing Kingfisher     Todiramphus ruficollaris     1976.01
    30c     20     Atiu Swiftlet     Aerodramus sawtelli     1977.01
    30c     196     Cook Reed Warbler     Acrocephalus kerearako     1978.01

2015.02   05.08.2015   Self government, stamp on stamp   15v sheet   
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    40c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     1992.03 80c
    40c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     1999.01 1.75$
    40c     21     Bee Hummingbird     Mellisuga helenae     2001.01

2015.03   05.08.2015   Self government, stamp on stamp   10v sheet   
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    50c     90     Mewing Kingfisher     Todiramphus ruficollaris     2005.01

2016.01   27.05.2016   Pacific marine life   12v set   
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    3$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     

2017.01   09.06.2017   Surcharge on WWF 2014      2014.01
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    50c     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     (1.30$)
    50c     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     (1.50$)
    50c     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     (1.70$)
    1$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     (1.30$)
    1$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     (1.50$)
    1$     30     Spotless Crake     Zapornia tabuensis     (1.70$)

2017.02   31.10.2017   WWF      
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    1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     White frame
    1.60$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     White frame
    1.70$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     White frame
    2.40$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     White frame

2017.03   31.10.2017   WWF   Sheet with 2 sets   2017.02
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    1$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     No frame
    1.60$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     No frame
    1.70$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     No frame
    2.40$     49     Bristle-thighed Curlew     Numenius tahitiensis     No frame

2018.01   04.05.2018   Birdpex      
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    1$     63     Short-tailed Shearwater     Ardenna tenuirostris     
    4.80$     63     Tropical Shearwater     Puffinus bailloni     

2018.02   20.12.2018   Birds of prey   White frames   
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    20c     78     Swamp Harrier     Circus approximans     
    30c     78     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     
    40c     80     Eurasian Pygmy Owl     Glaucidium passerinum     
    50c     78     Madagascan Harrier-Hawk     Polyboroides radiatus     
    1$     79     Western Barn Owl     Tyto alba     
    2$     78     Japanese Sparrowhawk     Accipiter gularis     
    2.40$     78     Hooded Vulture     Necrosyrtes monachus     
    2.60$     78     Booted Eagle     Hieraaetus pennatus     
    4.50$     78     Whistling Kite     Haliastur sphenurus     
    and     70     Great Egret     Ardea alba     
    5$     78     Letter-winged Kite     Elanus scriptus     
    7.50$     78     Egyptian Vulture     Neophron percnopterus     
    10$     80     Barking Owl     Ninox connivens     

2018.03   20.12.2018   Birds of prey   Sheet, part frames   2018.02
    20c     78     Swamp Harrier     Circus approximans     
    30c     78     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     
    40c     80     Eurasian Pygmy Owl     Glaucidium passerinum     
    50c     78     Madagascan Harrier-Hawk     Polyboroides radiatus     
    1$     79     Western Barn Owl     Tyto alba     
    2$     78     Japanese Sparrowhawk     Accipiter gularis     

2018.04   20.12.2018   Birds of prey   Sheet, part frames   2018.02
    2.40$     78     Hooded Vulture     Necrosyrtes monachus     
    2.60$     78     Booted Eagle     Hieraaetus pennatus     
    4.50$     78     Whistling Kite     Haliastur sphenurus     
    and     70     Great Egret     Ardea alba     
    5$     78     Letter-winged Kite     Elanus scriptus     
    7.50$     78     Egyptian Vulture     Neophron percnopterus     
    10$     80     Barking Owl     Ninox connivens     

2018.05   20.12.2018   Birds of prey   Sheet, no frames   2018.02
    20c     78     Swamp Harrier     Circus approximans     
    30c     78     Bateleur     Terathopius ecaudatus     
    40c     80     Eurasian Pygmy Owl     Glaucidium passerinum     
    50c     78     Madagascan Harrier-Hawk     Polyboroides radiatus     
    1$     79     Western Barn Owl     Tyto alba     
    2$     78     Japanese Sparrowhawk     Accipiter gularis     
    2.40$     78     Hooded Vulture     Necrosyrtes monachus     
    2.60$     78     Booted Eagle     Hieraaetus pennatus     
    4.50$     78     Whistling Kite     Haliastur sphenurus     
    and     70     Great Egret     Ardea alba     
    5$     78     Letter-winged Kite     Elanus scriptus     
    7.50$     78     Egyptian Vulture     Neophron percnopterus     
    10$     80     Barking Owl     Ninox connivens     

2019.01   11.03.2019   Birdpex revalued      2018.01
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    50c     63     Short-tailed Shearwater     Ardenna tenuirostris     
    50c     63     Tropical Shearwater     Puffinus bailloni     

2019.02   30.05.2019   Suwarrow Atoll   Sheet   
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    50c     65     Lesser Frigatebird     Fregata ariel     
    and     66     Red-footed Booby     Sula sula     
    and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    50c     66     Masked Booby     Sula dactylatra     
    and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    50c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    50c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    50c     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     
    50c     66     Brown Booby     Sula leucogaster     
    and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     

2019.03   30.05.2019   Suwarrow Atoll      
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    4.50$     65     Lesser Frigatebird     Fregata ariel     MS
    and     57     Red-tailed Tropicbird     Phaethon rubricauda     MS