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CAPERCAILLIE SWISS WILDLIFE 2$ Niue 2014 Silver Coin Ultra High Relief

CAPERCAILLIE SWISS WILDLIFE 2$ Niue 2014 Silver Coin Ultra High Relief

CAPERCAILLIE SWISS WILDLIFE »Ultra High Relief ». Next coin series Swiss Wildlife. Swiss Mountain Cock Due to the extreme differences in height from 195 m [640 ft] above sea level to over 4600 m [14,000 ft] Switzerland displays a great variety of climates with the corresponding plants and animals. While sitting under decorative palms growing in an almost Mediterranean climate along the sho-res of Lago Maggiore and Lake Lugano in southern Switzer land you may have a look at mountain peaks cover-ed by eternal snow Capercaillie and wild boar, hart, fox and bauson live in the fo rests, but sometimes they can even be seen at distances of a few hundred feet in the suburbs. The Capercaillie, or Mountain Cock, is the largest of all grouse species and lives in conifer-dominated, open mountain forests with sandy areas for sand bathing and possibility to start fly as well as little disturbance by humans : Due to staying at the same place all the year long there has to be enough food like blueberries, spruce needles and insects. For decades, there has been a significant decrease in their population throughout Central Europe and the impressive mating display is becoming an increasingly rare sight. The status in Switzerland is scarcely breeding resident. The cocks strut around the courting ground (lek) with fanned tail, drooping wings, ruffled up beard feathers and erect neck. You need to be lucky and patient if you want to observe this imposing bird during the mating season. The mating call starts with a rattling that accelerates to a cork-pop note and finishes with a grinding sound. The male birds get very aggressive and even attack humans. The hens, which are about a third smaller, choose the cock they wish to mate with! Weight 1 oz 31,1035 gram. Ultra High Relief -Antique Finish. Orginal etui -frame box. CAPERCAILLIE SECOND COIN SERIES. The item “CAPERCAILLIE SWISS WILDLIFE 2$ Niue 2014 Silver Coin Ultra High Relief” is in sale since Friday, September 19, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “” and is located in Siemianowice Slaskie. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 2014
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Niue
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