Lila Brested Roller


This coin is part of series Birding



The Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.

Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 24 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.


Key Selling Points:
Partly enameled
Colorful box included
Low mintage

Specifications
Art.-No BF1301 Metal Silver
Country Burkina Faso Fineness .925
Year 2013 Weight oz.
Face Value 500 Francs Diameter 38.61mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 1'000 pcs.
Special Features Partly colored
Scope of Delivery Capsule, box and certificate
Availability Issued

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This coin is part of the Birding series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

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