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syr·inx

 (sîr′ĭngks)
n. pl. sy·rin·ges (sə-rĭn′jēz, -rĭng′gēz) or syr·inx·es
1. Music See panpipe.
2. Zoology The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.

[Latin sȳrinx, from Greek sūrinx.]

sy·rin′ge·al (sə-rĭn′jē-əl) adj.
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In the proximity of the trachea, the tracheosyringeal trunk bifurcated into the tracheal artery, which extended cranially, and the syringeal artery, which extended caudally, to supply the relevant organs.
In songbirds, fundamental frequency is controlled and modified over an extensive range by the complex syringeal musculature whereas in nonsongbirds fundamental frequency is more strongly correlated with pressure in the interclavicular air sac then in the cranial thoraxic air sac or in the trachea [36, 37].
Given that their messages are generally not encoded in vowels and consonants, but in variations of pitch, rhythm, periodicity, and spectral content, it could be argued that their laryngeal (or in the case of birds, syringeal) capabilities are exercised better than those of many humans.