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Bird stamps from French Polynesia

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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1980.01   20.10.1980   Birds      
White Tern Gygis alba Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
25f     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
35f     108     Blue Lorikeet    Vini peruviana     
45f     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     

1981.01   24.09.1981   Birds      
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Grey-green Fruit Dove Ptilinopus purpuratus Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
47f     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
53f     27     Grey-green Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus purpuratus     
65f     230     Common Waxbill    Estrilda astrild     

1982.01   17.11.1982   Birds      
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax
37f     70     Pacific Reef Heron    Egretta sacra     
39f     43     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     
42f     230     Chestnut-breasted Mannikin    Lonchura castaneothorax     

1985.01   18.09.1985   International youth year      
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
250f     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     

1990.01   05.06.1990   Birds      
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis Ultramarine Lorikeet Vini ultramarina
13f     30     Spotless Crake    Zapornia tabuensis     
20f     108     Ultramarine Lorikeet    Vini ultramarina     

1991.01   05.06.1991   Protected birds      
Niau Kingfisher Todiramphus gertrudae Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii
17f     90     Niau Kingfisher    Todiramphus gertrudae     
21f     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet    Vini kuhlii     

1993.01   14.08.1993   Taipei 93      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
46f     10     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

1995.01   07.06.1995   Unique birds of the world      
Rapa Fruit Dove Ptilinopus huttoni Marquesan Imperial Pigeon Ducula galeata
22f     27     Rapa Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus huttoni     
44f     27     Marquesan Imperial Pigeon    Ducula galeata     

1996.01   12.06.1996   Marine birds of Polynesia      
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
66f     66     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
79f     65     Great Frigatebird    Fregata minor     
84f     52     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     

2006.01   21.06.2006   Birds of Polynesia      
Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris Polynesian Ground Dove Pampusana erythroptera
250f     49     Tuamotu Sandpiper    Prosobonia parvirostris     
250f     27     Polynesian Ground Dove    Pampusana erythroptera     

2010.01   15.09.2010   Birds of Polynesia   Booklet, sa   

Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii Sanderling Calidris alba White Tern Gygis alba Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana Polynesian Imperial Pigeon Ducula aurorae Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus Wandering Tattler Tringa incana Niau Kingfisher Todiramphus gertrudae Rapa Fruit Dove Ptilinopus huttoni Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
100f     108     Kuhl's Lorikeet    Vini kuhlii     
100f     49     Sanderling    Calidris alba     
100f     52     White Tern    Gygis alba     
100f     108     Blue Lorikeet    Vini peruviana     
100f     27     Polynesian Imperial Pigeon    Ducula aurorae     
100f     252     Crimson-backed Tanager    Ramphocelus dimidiatus     
100f     49     Wandering Tattler    Tringa incana     
100f     90     Niau Kingfisher    Todiramphus gertrudae     
100f     27     Rapa Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus huttoni     
100f     52     Greater Crested Tern    Thalasseus bergii     
100f     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
100f     43     Pacific Golden Plover    Pluvialis fulva     

2010.02   04.11.2010   Oceania, stamp on stamp   3v set   Fr Oc Set 1948
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
70f     61     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     
140f     61     Wandering Albatross    Diomedea exulans     

2011.01   27.09.2011   Moana   12v booklet, sa   
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
100f     66     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     
and     66     Masked Booby    Sula dactylatra     
100f     52     Sooty Tern    Onychoprion fuscatus     

2013.01   26.04.2013   Fauna and flora   3v set   
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax
190f     230     Chestnut-breasted Mannikin    Lonchura castaneothorax     

2013.02   26.04.2013   Fauna and flora   3v sheet   2013.01
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax
190f     230     Chestnut-breasted Mannikin    Lonchura castaneothorax     

2016.01   09.12.2016   Birds      
Striated Heron Butorides striata Southern Marquesan Reed Warbler Acrocephalus mendanae
80f     70     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     
100f     196     Southern Marquesan Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus mendanae     

2016.02   09.12.2016   Birds   Sheet   2016.01
Striated Heron Butorides striata Southern Marquesan Reed Warbler Acrocephalus mendanae
80f     70     Striated Heron    Butorides striata     
100f     196     Southern Marquesan Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus mendanae     

2017.01   27.01.2017   Year of the Rooster      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
140f     10     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

2019.01   25.01.2019   Endangered species      
Tahiti Petrel Pseudobulweria rostrata Tahiti Monarch Pomarea nigra
10f     63     Tahiti Petrel    Pseudobulweria rostrata     
80f     164     Tahiti Monarch    Pomarea nigra     

2021.01   01.09.2021   New coins   6v booklet, sa   
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
100f     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     
100f     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     =1
100f     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     =1
100f     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     =1
100f     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     =1
100f     57     White-tailed Tropicbird    Phaethon lepturus     =1

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Location: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean
Population: 283,000
Climate: tropical, but moderate
Terrain: mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs

Birds: 122 species; 27 endemic

Links:
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13.10.2021