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Cocos (Keeling) Islands – Visiting Birds

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This stamp issue, beautifully illustrated by Christopher Pope, features four of the visiting birds to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Of the approximate 60 species of birds recorded, 25 have been seen on North Keeling Island (Pulu Keeling National Park) in recent times.

The bird population of Cocos (Keeling) Islands can be classified as endemic; birds that breed on the island; migratory non-breeding visitors; and vagrants; irregular visiting birds that periodically "drop in" on their migratory route.

Featured on the stamps are:

Black-winged Stilt
Chinese Pond Heron
White-breasted Waterhen
Saunders' Tern

Issue date: 26 February 2008

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