Sunday, May 5, 2013

Malaysia New RM 5 2012 (Fourth Series)

Malaysia RM 5 unc 16 July 2012
Front: Tuanku Abdul Rahman with the national flower, hibiscus, and patterns
of the traditional fabric - the songket
Back: Rhinoceros Hornbill

The Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) is one of the largest hornbills, adults being approximately the size of a swan, 91–122 cm (36–48 in) long and weighing 2–3 kg (4.4–6.6 lbs). The Rhinoceros Hornbill lives in captivity for up to 90 years. It is found in lowland and montane, tropical and subtropical and in the mountain rain forests up to 1,400 metres altitude in Borneo, Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and southern Thailand.
The Rhinoceros Hornbill is the state bird of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. For some Dayak people, it represents their war god, Singalang Burong. Read more

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