500 Francs CFA Lilac Breasted Roller
|Type||Non circulating coin|
500 XOF = 0.89 USD
Burkina Faso State Coat of Arms above value.
REPUBLIQUE DU BURKINA FASO
UNITE PROGRES JUSTICE
Translation: Republic of Burkina Faso, Unity Progress Justice, 500 Francs CFA
Lila Brested Roller above bird watching symbol.
Coracias cuadatus L'AFRIQUE
ROLLIER À LONGS BRINS
In COA there is information that this coin is a legal tender in Niger
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 2–4 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.
The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.
This species is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.
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