Romania Issued Stamps and Maxim Cards on Songbirds

romania songbirds stampsRomania has issued a special set of stamps and max cards on 6th February 2015 on Songbirds. Also called Oscines (from the Latin word oscen meaning songbird), these were assigned by ornithologists to the order Passeriformes, being characterized by the diversity of size and plumage.

Songbirds form one of the two major lineages of extant perching birds, the other being the Tyranni which are most diverse in the Neotropics and absent from many parts of the world. These have a simpler syrinx musculature, and while their vocalizations are often just as complex and striking as those of songbirds, they are altogether more mechanical sounding.There is a third perching bird lineage, the Acanthisitti from New Zealand, of which only two species remain alive today.

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