Despite its tropical dry climate, little vegetation and scarce rainfall, Cape Verde has an interesting and unique fauna, with particular emphasis on birds. The uniqueness of the birds is reflected in the great variety of endemic species on almost all the islands.
From the coast to the mountains or in the treetops, their habitat is varied, lending their own color and sound to the natural landscape.
Of rare beauty and with a diet adapted to Cape Verde’s environment, some of these birds are endangered, and great efforts are being made for their preservation. If uniqueness defines Cape Verdeans, nothing is more suggestive than to present endemic birds of Cape Verde in a BANCO DE CABO VERDE collection of coins, which includes another rare animal: the Turtle.