GREAT (or GREATER) SHEARWATER

(Puffinus gravis)

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Roberts VI / VII 35 / 524
Clements 2000 11.0560
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-58

 

A large bird (45 cm to 53 cm) found in the Atlantic Ocean. It breeds on the Trinstan da Cunha group, Gough and the Falklands, and migrates to the N Atlantic from May to October. A common non breeding visitor to the cooler SA waters during the summer. A gregarious bird it feeds off fish, squid, crustaceans and offal.

 

List of Stamps showing Great Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Greenland 0135  0137 1982 2k+40
Grenada 3592   1998 $1
Maldives 1194 1210  1986 5la
Sierra Leone 2360 2386 1995 Le 300
Sierra Leone 3351   2000 Le1000
St Pierre & Miguelen 0696 0654 1993 5f
Tristan da Cunha 0116  0119 1968 2s6d
Tristan da Cunha 0227 0229 1977 20p
Tristan da Cunha 0446 0442 1988 25p
Tristan da Cunha 0883ma 2007 50p
Tristan da Cunha 0883mb 2007 50p
Tristan da Cunha 0883mc 2007 50p
Tristan da Cunha 0883md 2007 50p
Tristan da Cunha 0883me 2007 50p
Tristan da Cunha 0883mf 2007 50p