The Eagle owl [2]

The Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)

Subject: Animals of the World
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 990000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2005-03-15
Issue price: 2 pln
Images of an adult eagle owl and three nestlings in a nest in a pine tree. At the top on the right inscription in a semicircle: PUCHACZ - Bubo bubo.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
Image of the Eagle, established as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Notation of the year of issue: 20-05, and inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ, below the Eagle. Images of the national flag by the sides of Eagle's legs. At the top inscription in a semicircle: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Eagle Owl

The eagle owl (Bubo bubo), the largest of the owls living in Poland, can commonly be found in zoos, where it attracts visitors by its specific appearance. It has also become popular owing to literature (e.g. Dziady by A. Mickiewicz) where it was used to create the sense of mystery and dread. However, hardly anyone had a chance to meet an eagle owl in its natural environment - or at least to hear its night call - as in our country the bird remains an ornithological curiosity that lives in secluded areas and leads a secret, night life. The eagle owl is one of the largest birds in Poland - its wingspread ranges between 160 and 188 cm, its body length between 60 and 75 cm, the males weigh between 1.5 and 2.8 kg and the females between 1.7 and 4.2 kg. Its figure, however, ...

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