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  1. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    Dollarbird
  2. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    Dollarbird
  3. Dollar in the blue

    Dollar in the blue

    On our way back home we drove around Blackbutt again and found this Dollarbird near the golf course. Such pretty birds when the light gets them right, but didn't show too well in my pictures.
  4. Dollar in the sky

    Dollar in the sky

    We'd moved downhil a little to the Blackbean day car park. We all wandered about in our own directions and something drew me to go back onto the road. Suddenly a bird flew in and landed on a high branch over the road. I managed this not great picture of my Lifer Dollarbird! They have rather...
  5. Bill II

    Bill II

    After leaving the forest, Hans decided to go back to Blackbutt for another look for the parrots. En route.... I was lucky enough to get another sighting of an Oriental Dollarbird. The light was better on this one, but still not really showing off his lovely colouring.
  6. Oriental Dollarbird

    Oriental Dollarbird

    A dollarbird on its usual perch at the top of a tall tree from where it swoops down on flying insect preys.
  7. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    Moving between apartment blocks.
  8. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    Dollarbird
  9. dollarbird

    dollarbird

  10. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    A few people have asked how the Dollarbird got it's name . In the early 1800's the Spanish Silver Dollar and the famous Holey Dollar were still legal tender in Australia . The pale patches seen on the wings while flying reminded the early settlers of these coins and hence the name Dollarbird...
  11. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

  12. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

  13. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    A number of these around early this morning , hawking for insects after the recent rain.
  14. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

  15. The dollarbird

    The dollarbird

    The dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis), also known as the Oriental dollarbird or dollar roller, is a bird of the roller family, so named because of the distinctive blue coin-shaped spots on its wings. It can be found in south-west Pacific and east Asia from northern Australia to the Japan...
  16. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

  17. Dollarbird Hawking for Insects

    Dollarbird Hawking for Insects

    If you look closely you can see a mosquito-like insect near its beak.
  18. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

  19. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    Adult. Common winter visitor/passage migrant to Singapore. Settings: 1458mm ISO200 1/50s f/6.6 0EV.
  20. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    These birds ( along with the Rainbow Bee-eaters ,Koel and Channel -billed Cuckoo ) are back in summer residence but thus far haven't been able to get a shot of them hawking insects.
  21. Dollar in Flight

    Dollar in Flight

    Dollarbird
  22. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    I think this bird was eyeing up all of the fallen trees around the Constructed Wetlands here at Wellington Point after last weekends wild weather All of the larger birds have left for the time being,Spoonbills ,Egrets ,Darters etc.
  23. Dollarbird hawking aerial insects

    Dollarbird hawking aerial insects

    At this time of the year the bush is deafening with the sound of Cicadas and other insects. Dollarbirds were busy hawking the aerial ones all morning. Shot was a bit high to be really sharp but still shows the captured insect ok
  24. Dollarbirds

    Dollarbirds

    Unusual to see them down at eye level here.
  25. Dollarbird

    Dollarbird

    Just on my way out to school pickup on my boy's 16th birthday, when I spotted the silhouette of this bird in a dead tree in my garden... I couldn't quite see what it was, but I'm glad I delayed my trip to school & took a closer look. Birthday or no birthday, this was worth making him wait a...
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