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1000 Francs 1979, Burundi

in Krause book Number: 31a
Years of issue: 01.05.1979
Edition: 441 505
Signatures: Le Vice Gouverneur: Aloys Ntahonkiriye, Le Gouverneur: Elisee Ntahonikora
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 01.07.1977
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 170 x 76
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1000 Francs 1979




1000 Francs 1979

Vidua paradisaea

On the left is the broad-tailed paradise whydah (Vidua obtusa) is a species of bird in the Viduidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Generally preferring miombo (Brachystegia) and other broad-leaved woodland types, especially with grassy vegetation along drainage lines with nearby fallow cultivated fields.

On the right side are the flowers.

Protea cynaroides

Close to the center is the national flower of South Africa - Giant or King Protea (Protea cynaroides).

Extended to the south-west and south of the Western Cape, from the mountains Cedarberg to Grahamstown. Flower head, reminiscent of artichoke, was the reason that in Latin it was called "Cynaroides", which means "similar to an artichoke". There are exist different colors and leaf shapes, but the most beautiful is a Pink Protea.

It is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos).

Hibiscus rosa sinensis

On the right side is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as rose mallow, Chinese hibiscus, China rose and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia.


1000 Francs 1979

Cattle on pasture.


The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole longhorn, is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m.) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vesseled honeycombs.

Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg.). Living in the savannas and open grasslands, their diet consists of grass and leaves. The animal is sometimes known as Ankole or Watusi, and is a breed of Sanga cattle.


Interesting fact:

Burundi is the only country besides Israel, on the flag of which you can see hexagonal star.