Romfilatelia introduces into circulation on Friday, July 28th, 2023, an interesting issue on the theme of Fauna, entitled “Parrots”, consisting of four postage stamps, a First Day Cover, minisheets designed in two layout versions, as well as a collection philatelic folder.
Parrots (order Psittaciformes) constitute a very large order of birds with homogeneous characters, including three actual families: the family Strigopidae (owl parrots) comprising three species in two genera; the family Cacatuidae with 21 species grouped in seven genera; and the family Psittacidae with 389 species in 80 genera.
The red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus), depicted on the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 2.20, is the reddest parrot of the “Macaw” group and the largest parrot of the genus Ara.
The rainbow lorikeet or multicoloured parrot (Trichoglossus moluccanus) depicted on the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 2.90, it is a species of parrot found in Australia.
Barraband or Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) is depicted on the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 3. They are large parrots, reaching up to 40 cm.
The sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis), depicted on the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 11, is native to South America (Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, French Guiana, Surinam), but populations of free-ranging parrots are currently declining due to the burgeoning pet bird trade. The sun conure is distinguished by its slender body and moon tail.
Romfilatelia thanks the representatives of the “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History and the Institute of Biology Bucharest within the Romanian Academy for their collaboration to the achievement of this postage stamps issue.
The philatelic issue will be available starting with Friday, July 28th, 2023, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacău, Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Timișoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/.
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