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Dollarbird

Eurystomus orientalis

Description:

30 cm. It is dark brown with a bluish-green sheen on the back and wing coverts. It has glossy bright blue colouring on its throat and undertail. Its flight feathers are a darker blue. Its bill is short and wide and in mature animals is coloured orange-red with a black tip. It has very light blue patches on the outer parts of its wings which are highly visible in flight and for which it is named.

Habitat:

Seen often in the area of Sukau, always at the top of very tall trees. Due to the distance and bad lighting w don´t have better pics but in the second one you can see the rounded patch in the wing that gives them the dollar name. We also saw them in Sepilok.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Two pretty photos....

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 25, 2015
Submitted on Jan 29, 2016

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