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Lilac-breasted Roller 500 Francs Burkina Faso 2013 Silver Proof

Lilac-breasted Roller 500 Francs Burkina Faso 2013 Silver Proof

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This coin is part of series  Colorfull Birds

Partly enameled 
Colorful box included 
Low mintage

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. 

  • Country:              Burkina Faso
  • Face value:         500 Francs
  • Year:                   2013
  • Metal:                  Silver .925
  • Weight:                1/2 oz
  • Size:                    38.61mm
  • Quality:                Proof colored
  • Mintage:               1000' pcs
  • Certificate COA:    Yes
  • Box:                     Yes