Cayman Islands: Birds 2006

(Click on each stamp to see an enlargement)

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
(Coereba flaveola)
Vitelline Warbler (Dendroica vitellina)
Vitelline Warbler
(Dendroica vitellina)
Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala)
Cuban Parrot
(Amazona leucocephala)
Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis)
Caribbean Dove
(Leptotila jamaicensis)
Caribbean Elaenia (Elaenia martinica)
Caribbean Elaenia
(Elaenia martinica)
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris)
West Indian Woodpecker
(Melanerpes superciliaris)
Thick-billed Vireo (Vireo crassirostris)
Thick-billed Vireo
(Vireo crassirostris)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Northern Flicker
(Colaptes auratus)
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra)
Cuban Bullfinch
(Melopyrrha nigra)
Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena)
Western Spindalis
(Spindalis zena)
Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus)
Loggerhead Kingbird
(Tyrannus caudifasciatus)
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus)
Red-legged Thrush
(Turdus plumbeus)

I first learned about this set through CASB's excellent site. However, at the time, I did not appreciate that the face value of the stamps, CI$47.40, is about US$57, (£31). The set is on sale for £61.08 which will put a strain collectors' budgets!

The Cuban Bullfinch is new for my collection, and there are a few near-endemics showing the Cayman subspecies.

Update 16 October 2006: The latest Gibbons Stamp Monthly is giving away the lowest 4 values of this set, with the option to buy the remainder of the set for £39.95.

Added 15 October 2006

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