TROPICAL SHEARWATER

(Puffinus lherminieri)

Previously known as Audubon's Shearwater

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Roberts VI / VII 40 / 530
Clements 2000 11.0690
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-71

 

A small stocky bird (30 cm) found in the tropical oceans. It does not move far from its nesting grounds and is a rare non breeding visitor to the east coast of South Africa. It swims and dives well and lives off cephalopods and fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Audubon's Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0671  0656 1985 $1
Anguilla 0717  0703 1986 $1
Anguilla 0773  0758 1987 $1
Anguilla 0789  0774 1987 $1
Anguilla 0809  0789 1988 $1
Anguilla 0822  0807 1989 $1
Bahamas 1259 2001 70c
Barbados 0838   1987 65c
British Virgin Isles 0575 0515  1985 $1
British Virgin Isles 0658 0515y 1987 $1
British Virgin Isles 0732  0677 1990 5c
Dominica 02486   1998 $1
Grenadines of Grenada 0294 0289 1978 5c
Grenadines of Grenada 0949 0961 1988 45c
Kiribati 0173 0392 1982 35c
Kiribati O 38 D 18 1983 35c
Liberia 2001 $30
Maldives 1276  1297 1988 2r
Maldives 1422  1439 1990 8r
Maldives 1858mb Bl 282 1993 Rf 25
Mocambique MS 1624 2002 10 000 Mt
Montserrat 0781m Bl 50 1988 $5
Niuafo 0108   1988 42s
Palau 0068  0065 1985 22c
Palau 0069  0066 1985 22c
Palau  0070   0067  1985  22c
Palau 0071  0068 1985 22c
Palau 0072  0069 1985 22c
Palau 0217  0215 1987 44c
Palau 1082 1105 1996 50c
St Lucia 0823  0774 1985 $3
Wallis & Futuna 0744 1999 20f