RED-BILLED TROPIC BIRD

(Paethon aethereus)

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Roberts VI / VII 910 / 417
Clements 2000 14.0010
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
14-1

 

A large bird (46-50 cm including tail streamers), it breeds on the tropical islands of the Atlantic and north west Indian oceans, dispersing to the oceans around these islands. It is a very rare vagrant to southern African waters with two records.

 

List of Stamps showing Red-billed Tropic Bird

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0289 0279 1977 $10
Anguilla 0441 0420 1980 $10
Anguilla 1104ms   2001 65c
Antigua 2070 2109 1995 40c
Ascension Island 0073 0078 1963 3d
Ascension Island 0079 0084 1963 1s6d
Ascension Island 0211 0208 1976 25p
Ascension Island 0680 0692 1996 2p
Ascension Island 0925 2005 1.25
Ascension Island 0926m 2005 1.25
British Virgin Islands O016   1986 1c
British Virgin Islands 0560  0500 1985 1c
British Virgin Islands 0740m b Bl 62 1990 $2
Cape Verde 0730 0666 1993 41e
Dominica 3419 2005 $1
Gambia 0735   1997 D3
Gambia  3197   1999 D4
Grenadines of Grenada 0952  0964 1988 90c
Grenadines of Grenada 2717 1999 $1
Grenadines of St Vincent 0121  0143 1978 25c
Grenada 2006  2048 1989 $10
Maldives 3908 sh 2003 Rf 7
Montserrat 0249  0237 1970 20c
Montserrat 1277m 2005 $2.30
Senegal 0731  0744 1981 150f
Senegal 0733m Bl 40 1981 125f
Senegal 1415 1996 220f
Sierra Leone 3362ma   2000 Le5000
Slovakia 0201   1994 8k
St Helena 0642  0609 1993 25p
St Lucia 0422  0387 1976 12c