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24 January 2009

Tristan da Cunha - remotest inhabited islands

8p : Nightingale Finch (南丁格爾地雀) ; 3p : Sooty Albatross (黑信天翁)
5p : Antarctic Tern (南極燕鷗) ; 1p : Kerguelen Petrel (短嘴圆尾鸌)
Tristan da Cunha (2005)
15th September, 2008. Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is in the middle of south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 km from South Africa and 3,360 km from South America. Only 300 inhabitants living in the island daily and make it be the remotest inhabited islands in the world. Many seabirds can be found in the islands, especially Nightingale Islands and Gough Island. Gough Island is designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO for wildlife reserve. Seabirds are come from Southern Ocean Islands and Antarctica. Commonly are Albatross, Penguin, Petrel.

The first envelope are sent by regular mail, 5 stamps are low value definitive stamps issued on 2005. Kerguelen Petrel, Sooty Albatross and Nightingale Finch are endemic birds only recorded in Nightingale islands. Below envelope sent on the same day by registered mail. Spent three months on its own way to Hongkong via South Africa. Gough Island Finch also is an endemic bird recorded in Gough Island.

Gough Island Finch (戈夫島地雀)
Tristan da Cunha (1996)
15th September, 2008. Tristan da Cunha
via South Africa
20th December, 2008. Hongkong

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