Species Details


(Oriental) Dollarbird Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eurystomus orientalis
Family : Coraciidae
Order : Coraciiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : Oriental Dollarbird is a dark greenish-blue bird with red feet and a broad orange-red bill.It looks entirely dark bluish green along with yellowish-brown iris and red legs and feet.Both sexes look alike and the juveniles are duller than the adult. The oriental dollarbird favors open wooded areas that have trees with hollows suitable for nest building. These birds are typically observed individually, characterized by their upright silhouette, perched high on a bare branch of a tree. From this vantage point, they engage in hawking behavior, swiftly catching insects in flight and often returning to the same perch after just a few seconds.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: supergan(www.inaturalist.org/people/supergan),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ding Li Yongmore information, please contact us.