This R10 coin features the yellow-throated sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis), a species of bird in the Pteroclidae family, which is mainly found in the savanna grasslands where it breeds and feeds.
The yellow-throated sandgrouse is a monogamous bird, meaning that the bird finds and breeds with one partner for the rest of its life. It builds its nest on the ground with twigs, straw and leaves. The nest is placed under a bush to protect the young from predators.
Two to three eggs are laid during egg-laying season, which is in the dry winter months, from March to October. The eggs are incubated by both sexes for about 25 to 26 days and when the chicks hatch they are cared for by both parents. The female brings the chicks water soaked in her belly feathers. The chicks usually leave the nest when they reach roughly a third of their parent's size.
2018 R10 YELLOW-THROATED SANDGROUSE
Metal content: 925 Ag 75 Cu