Dollarbird

Taxobox
name = Dollarbird
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1


image_width = 250px
image_caption = Adult
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Coraciiformes
familia = Coraciidae
genus = "Eurystomus"
species = "E. orientalis"
binomial = "Eurystomus orientalis"
binomial_authority = Linnaeus, 1766

The Dollarbird, "Eurystomus orientalis" also known as the Dollar Roller is a bird of the roller family, so named because of the distinctive blue dollar shaped spots on its wings.

It has a length of up to 30cm, and can be found in east Asia, from northern Australia to the Japan archipelago. The bird is an insectivore with a love of beetles and often catches prey whilst flying. The young birds have a darker beak which becomes more orange as it becomes mature.

It is most commonly seen as a single bird with a distinctive upright silhouette on a bare branch high in a tree, from which it hawks for insects, returning to the same perch after a few seconds.


References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

External links

* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1043&m=0 BirdLife Species Factsheet]
* [http://www.birdphotos.com.au/Dollarbird/default.html Photos of Dollarbirds]

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