Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM132) Black-browed Albatross
There are 13 species of Albatross, and the Black-browed Albatross is the smallest. Still, it is a large bird -- the largest seabird in the Falklands -- with a wingspan up to 200 cm.
This amazing bird can easily cover a territory up to 900 km in diameter in its search for food. They can fly for thousands of kilometers without landing. They do this by gliding for many kilometers at a time without flapping their wings. On the islands, where up to 85% of these birds live, they are known as the Mollymawk.
The albatross first appeared on a larger version of the 5-pence coin in 1974.
- Diameter: 18 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM132