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Wildlife Protection - Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) 500 Tugriks (Tögrög) 1oz .999 pure silver.
The seventh instalment of the award winning Wildlife Protection series issued by Mongolia shows the Saker Falcon. The silver coin shows the falcon minted in a fantastic relief, adorned with two SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS.
Included Certificate of Authenticity and wooden box.
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|Face Value :||500 Tugriks|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||2,500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Wildlife Protection|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a very large falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China.
The saker falcon is a large hierofalcon, larger than the lanner falcon and almost as large as gyrfalcon at 47–55 cm (18-22 inches) length with a wingspan of 105–129 cm (42-50 inches). Its broad blunt wings give it a shadow similar to gyrfalcon, but its plumage is more similar to a lanner falcon's.
Saker falcons have brown upperbellies and contrasting grey flight feathers. The head and underparts are paler brown, with streaking from the breast down. Males (called sakrets in falconry) and females are similar, as are young birds, although these tend to be a duller brown. The call is a sharp kiy-ee.
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