WHITE-TAILED TROPIC BIRD

(Paethon lepturus)

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Roberts VI / VII 48 / 418
Clements 2000 14.0030
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
14-3

 

A medium bird (38 cm to 43 cm) with long tail streamers. Found in all subtropical oceans normally fairly close to the breeding islands. A very rare vagrant on the east and south coasts of SA. It is attracted to ships, hovering and perching in the rigging. It lives off fish and cephalopods

 

List of Stamps showing White-tailed Tropic Bird

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0663 0648 1985 25c
Anguilla 0765 0750 1987 25c
Antigua 0928m 0855m 1985 $5
Antigua 2330   1996 75c
Antigua 3376   2001 $1.65
Ascension Island 0062 0067 1956 3d
Ascension Island 0078 0083 1963 1s
Ascension Island 0212 0209 1976 50p
Ascension Island 0214 0209 1976 2
Ascension Island 0690 0702 1996 40p
Ascension Island 2002 25p
Ascension Island 0922 2005 35p
Ascension Island 0926m 2005 35p
Bahamas 0431 0372 1974 21c
Bahamas 1198 1999 65c
Barbuda 0798m 0805m 1985 $5
Barbuda 1944   1998 75c
Bermuda 0114b 0108 1938 7d
Bermuda 0143 0138 1953 6d
Bermuda 0143a 0139 1953 8d
Bermuda 0151 0148 1953 6d
Bermuda 0154 0151 1956 8d
Bermuda 0387 0352 1978 3c
Bermuda 0774 0723 1997 30c
Bermuda 0775 0724 1997 60c
Bermuda  0852   2001 15c
Bermuda  0854   2001 20c
British Indian Ocean Territory 0074   1975 3r50
British Indian Ocean Territory 0090   1990 15p
British Indian Ocean Territory 0303   2004 80p
British Virgin Islands 0441  0389 1980 50c
Brazil 2518 2455 1992 400cr
Christmas Islands 0020 0020 1963 $1
Christmas Islands 0163 0165 1982 75c
Christmas Islands 0175 0177 1983 24c
Christmas Islands 0375 0382 1993 45c
Cocos & Keeling Islands 0323   1995 45c
Cocos & Keeling Islands 0325 ms   1995 45c
Cuba 2961  2779 1983 5c
Dominica 0662  0632 1979 50c
Dominica 1044  1010 1987 35c
Dominica 1129  1097 1988 45c
Grenadines of Grenada 0299  0294 1978 $1
Grenadines of Grenada 2589 1998 $1.50
Grenada 1767  1749 1988 $1.10
Kiribati 0301  0519 1989 $1
Kiribati 0302  0520 1989 $1
Kiribati 0316  0534 1989 $1
Kiribati 0317  0535 1989 $1
Kiribati 2005 $2
Lesotho 0784   1987 M5
Liberia     1999 $15
Madagascar     1998 250f
Maldives 0704 0713 1977 3 la
Maldives 0873 0883 1980 75 la
Maldives 1425mb Bl 171 1990 Rf 18
Maldives 1835 1948  1993 Rf 3.50
Maldives 3294  2000 Rf 10 
Maldives  MS   2002 Rf 25 
Marshall Islands 0401m 0369 1991 $1
Micronesia 0245 0242 1991 29c
Mocambique MS 1624 2002 10 000 Mt
Montserrat MS 1246 2003 $1.50
Netherlands Antilles 0949 0622 1987 70c
Nevis 0611   1991 40c
Niaufo 0216   1994 80s
Palau 0052  0047 1984 40c
Palau 0359  0374 1990 25c
Palau 1075  1098 1996 50c
Palau 1881 2002 57c
St Helena 0466  0430 1985 25p
St Kitts  0605 2001 $1.60
St Kitts  0657 2001 $1.20
St Vincent 3347  3577 1996 $1
Turks & Caicos Islands 1011 0901  1990 15c
Tuvalu 0311  0286 1985 50c
Tuvalu 0890 2000 90c
Zambia     1999 K700