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5 Dalasis 2009, Gambia

in Krause book Number: 25
Years of issue: 16.04.2009 - 03.12.2010
Edition: 3 183 782
Signatures: Governor: Mr. Momodou B. Saho, First Deputy Governor: Mr. Basirus A.O. Njai
Serie: 2006 Issue
Specimen of: 2006
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 132 х 69
Printer: Central Bank Of The Gambia (with coop. TDLR), Banjul

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5 Dalasis 2009

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Head of crocodile.

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Elaeis guineensisThe Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) is the largest kingfisher in Africa, where it is a resident breeding bird over most of the continent south of the Sahara Desert other than the arid southwest.

The giant kingfisher is 42-48 cm. (16½-18⅞ inches) long, with a large crest and finely spotted white on black upperparts. The male has a chestnut breast band and otherwise white underparts with dark flank barring, and the female has a white-spotted black breast band and chestnut belly.

There are two subspecies, M. m. maxima, found in open country, and M. m. gigantea in the rainforest. The forest race is darker, less spotted above, and more barred below than maxima, but the two forms intergrade along the forest edge zone.

Elaeis guineensisOn background is African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis).

It is a species of palm commonly called African oil palm or macaw-fat. It is the principal source of palm oil. It is native to west and southwest Africa, specifically the area between Angola and the Gambia; the species name guineensis refers to the name for the area, Guinea, and not the modern country which now bears that name. The closely related American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and a more distantly related palm, Attalea maripa, are also used to produce palm oil.

Small girl is on right side.

Denominations are in three corners.

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Cattle on pasture with shepherd.

NDama NDamaThe cattle N'Dama. They are a breed of cattle from West Africa, of the Bos taurus-type. Other names for them include Boenca or Boyenca (Guinea-Bissau), Fouta Jallon, Fouta Longhorn, Fouta Malinke, Futa, Malinke, Mandingo (Liberia), N'Dama Petite (Senegal). Originating in the Guinea highlands they are also found in southern Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. They are trypanotolerant, allowing them to be kept in tsetse fly infested areas.

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