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2015 $10 Fine Silver Coin Colorful Songbird of Canada: Violet-Green Swallow
With its endearing chirp and stunning plumage, it’s easy to see why the violet-green swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) is a favourite swallow species for many birdwatchers. Found in the open woodlands of western Canada, this songbird’s iridescent feathers add an unexpected splash of colour to its serene surroundings and as such, are part of the beauty of Canada’s natural landscape.
2015 $10 FINE SILVER COIN COLOURFUL SONGBIRDS OF CANADA: BALTIMORE ORIOLE
Thanks to its striking black and fiery orange colouring, the Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is often spotted high in the trees during Canada’s summer months, from Alberta eastward through the southern portions of Eastern Canada. In celebration of both Canada’s natural beauty and its colourful songbird species, the Baltimore Oriole is forever immortalised in this fine silver coin.
2015 $10 FINE SILVER COIN COLOURFUL SONGBIRDS OF CANADA: THE MAGNOLIA WARBLER
With its black and yellow colouring, the magnolia warbler (Setophaga magnolia) instantly adds to the beauty of its surroundings as it cheerfully sings from the safety of the surrounding trees. From Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia, this small songbird is a welcome summer resident of Canada’s forests and is forever immortalized in this coloured fine silver coin.