MEXICO 1998 SEALIFE SHEET (Birds only)

This sheet of 25 shows 26 species of bird on 8 stamps. The names of most are given in Spanish, though some are difficult to read, being in black on a very dark background. Seven of the birds are new to my collection. Three species have featured previously on Mexican stamps, Elegant Tern, Osprey and Greater Flamingo.


Stamp positions on the sheet. Click here to see the top two rows of the sheet (70Kb).
Stamp position
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Howard & Moore Name on Stamp English Name Scientific Name *=new for me
A 16004 bobo patas azules Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii  
  19003 fregata comun Magnificent Frigate Bird Fregata magnificens  
  57034   Killdeer Plover Charadrius vociferus  
  62006 gaviota Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni *
  64011 mérgulo de craveri Craveri's Murrelet Brachyramphus hypoleucus *
B 10006 albatros Laysan Albatross Diomedea immutabilis *
  62000 gaviota aplomada Gull sp Larus sp  
D 20042 garza melenuda Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens  
  20049 garza blanca Great Egret Egretta alba  
  24033   Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja  
  25001 flamenco Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber  
  29001 aguila pescadora Osprey Pandion haliaetus  
E 17002 cormoran Olivaceous Cormorant Phalacrocorax olivaceus *
  23014   Jabiru Jabiru mycteria  
  25001 flamenco Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber  
F 52001 ostrero Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  
  57030 tildío Semi-palmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus  
  58031 vuelvepiedras Turnstone Arenaria interpres  
  63001 golondrina elegante (whoops!) Black Skimmer Rynchops niger  
G 62006 gaviota aplomada Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni  
  62019 gaviota Western Gull Larus occidentalis *
  62082 golondrina elegante Elegant Tern Sterna elegans  
15008 pelecano café Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis  
  25001 flamenco Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber  
  30157 aguililla canela Fishing Buzzard Busarellus nigricollis *
84007 martin pescador Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
J 20017 garza tigre Bare-throated Tiger Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum *
  24022   White Ibis Eudocimus albus  
  24033 espátula rosada Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja  
  49007   Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa  
There's one wader in the border just to the left of F.  Click here to see it. 

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Last Updated on 5/2/99
By Gibbins