Coin Caucasian black grouse
|Artist||A. V. Baklanov|
|Sculptor||D. Yu. Perepelkin|
|Sculptor||S. M. Ivanov|
|Period||Bank of Russia (1992-1996)|
|Release date||December 17, 1995|
|Weight||17.44 г .|
|Diameter||33 мм .|
|Thickness||2.4 мм .|
|Edge||Ribbed (252 corrugations)|
Caucasian black grouse - the largest species of the pheasant family. Its scientific name is a bird was in honor of the naturalist Mlokosevicha (Poland).
Outwardly resembles Kosach Caucasian appearance, but the size is smaller. It features and shape of the tail - it liroobrazny. The male with the growth of half a meter weighs a little more than a kilogram. The plumage of the male is black and matte-velvety, almost without luster. Large red protruding eyebrows. female size smaller, its motley plumage: red, brown, dark brown specks.
View available in Russia only in the Caucasus, also lives in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. This sedentary bird mountain heights up to 3300 m above sea level, but the nest is slightly lower. He loves bushes, trees with stunted birches or juniper. Jack does on the ground, laying eggs 6. Female incubates for 25 days. The birds are polygamous.
Summer eats flowers, berries, insects, biting winter birch catkins and buds, seeds.
Already in the first edition of the Red Book (1978), the Caucasian black grouse was in the category of rare birds. Next was the category of "extinction danger has passed." But view still unstable. Threat to him - it is poaching and overgrazing of livestock.
In the center - the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin), at the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the content of the precious metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top - "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1995 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".
Image of Caucasian grouse against the backdrop of vegetation, at the top left of the image - the inscription along the rim: "КАВКАЗСКИЙ ТЕТЕРЕВ".