MANX SHEARWATER

(Puffinus puffinus)

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Roberts VI / VII 38 / 528
Clements 2000 11.0620
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-65

 

A smallish bird (30 cm to 38 cm) it is found in the temperate and tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It breeds on islands in the Mediterranean, Hawaiian group, off the north American west coast and off New Zealand. It is a rare summer visitor to the south western waters of South Africa. Its main food source is fish, but it also lives off cephalopods and offal.

 

List of Stamps showing Manx Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney     2003 65p
Alderney ms   2003 65p
France 3382   1997 4f50
Isle of Man 0032  0026 1973 50p
Isle of Man     2005 28p
Kiribati 0475 0704 1995 40c
Tanzania     1999 250s