#4882-91 – 2014 First-Class Forever Stamp - Songbirds

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U.S. #4882-91

2014 49¢ Songbirds

Set of 10 

 

Nearly half of the world’s birds, about 4,000 species, are classified as passerines, or songbirds. They are typically small, migratory birds found throughout the world in a variety of habitats. We recognize them by their often-bright coloring and distinct songs.

 

The characteristic melody of a songbird is the product of its highly developed vocal organ, or song box, sometimes coupled with an elongated windpipe. Each species has its own set of songs and each bird performs its own version of those songs, varying the tone or pitch ever so slightly, so that his neighbors can identify the singer. 

 

All vocalization by songbirds is a form of social communication, but not all songbird calls are considered “songs.” The songs as we recognize them are usually tunes used by males of the species in courtship and breeding, and in establishing and maintaining their territory. Females will sing on occasion and some species will even duet. Scientists think this may reinforce the bond of a mated pair.

 

For reasons yet unknown, songbirds make the best use of their vocal skills in the wee hours of the morning. Year-round, early risers appreciate the so-called “dawn chorus” each daybreak. In temperate climates, spring is the best time to catch the medley and it is officially recognized on International Dawn Chorus Day each May. Every year, thousands of bird lovers gather at events throughout the world to witness this beauty of birdsong.

 

Illustrator Robert Giusti painted the Western Meadowlark and the other songbirds in this set perched on a branch or fence post. His artwork can be seen on other stamps including: Tufted Puffins (#4737), Birds of Prey (4608-12), and a Cardinal (2480).

Value: 49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate

Issue Date: April 5, 2014

City: Dallas TX, at the Trinity River Audubon Center

Quantity: 400,000,000

Category: Commemorative

Printed By: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.

Printing Method: Lithograph printed in booklets 20

Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾

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U.S. #4882-91

2014 49¢ Songbirds

Set of 10 

 

Nearly half of the world’s birds, about 4,000 species, are classified as passerines, or songbirds. They are typically small, migratory birds found throughout the world in a variety of habitats. We recognize them by their often-bright coloring and distinct songs.

 

The characteristic melody of a songbird is the product of its highly developed vocal organ, or song box, sometimes coupled with an elongated windpipe. Each species has its own set of songs and each bird performs its own version of those songs, varying the tone or pitch ever so slightly, so that his neighbors can identify the singer. 

 

All vocalization by songbirds is a form of social communication, but not all songbird calls are considered “songs.” The songs as we recognize them are usually tunes used by males of the species in courtship and breeding, and in establishing and maintaining their territory. Females will sing on occasion and some species will even duet. Scientists think this may reinforce the bond of a mated pair.

 

For reasons yet unknown, songbirds make the best use of their vocal skills in the wee hours of the morning. Year-round, early risers appreciate the so-called “dawn chorus” each daybreak. In temperate climates, spring is the best time to catch the medley and it is officially recognized on International Dawn Chorus Day each May. Every year, thousands of bird lovers gather at events throughout the world to witness this beauty of birdsong.

 

Illustrator Robert Giusti painted the Western Meadowlark and the other songbirds in this set perched on a branch or fence post. His artwork can be seen on other stamps including: Tufted Puffins (#4737), Birds of Prey (4608-12), and a Cardinal (2480).

Value: 49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate

Issue Date: April 5, 2014

City: Dallas TX, at the Trinity River Audubon Center

Quantity: 400,000,000

Category: Commemorative

Printed By: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.

Printing Method: Lithograph printed in booklets 20

Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾

Self-adhesive