Botswana 1-THEBE (KM3)
Botswana 1-THEBE (KM3)

Botswana 1-THEBE (KM3) Grey Lourie (Turaco)

The Zookeeper is going out on a limb and identifying this bird as a "Grey Lourie." Most coin collectors identify it as a Turako, which doesn't exist, but that is what the Krause catalogue calls it. There are, however, about 23 species of Turaco, although in South Africa the common name is Lourie. Approximately three species are resident in Botswana, including the Grey Lourie who looks exactly like this coin. (The other possibility is the colourful Knysna Lourie.)

Specifications

  • Diameter: 18.5 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: KM3

Obverse Legend

BOTSWANA IPELEGENG

Reverse Legend

1 THEBE

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