The BCRA has launched the new $1000 bill that will be progressively distributed along the country as from December 1, 2017.
The obverse side of the bill has been designed vertically and it features the Rufous hornero as the representative animal of the Chaco-Pampas Region.
This is the fourth bill out of six of the new series called "Argentina's native fauna”.
Furnarius rufus is the scientific name of this bird. It was declared Argentine National Bird in 1928 by the Ornithological Association —Asociación Ornitológica del Plata— (known nowadays as Aves Argentinas) after the newspaper La Razón carried out a survey answered by forty thousand students across the country. Reed more about this story.
The Rufous hornero is an emblematic bird and one of the most representative species of Argentina. The nest made with clay, straw and roots and its duet song are the two main features to identify this bird. It lives in the city as well as in the countryside where it builds a climate-resistant nest.