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Dollarbird, Oriental dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
Subject: Dollarbird, Oriental dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
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Eurystomus orientalis -Miami Metrozoo, USA -singing-8a - dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis), Oriental dollarbird.jpg
Resolution: 2592x3872 File Size: 5734283 Bytes Date: 2009:04:02 15:17:25 Camera: NIKON D60 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/6.3 Exposure: 5/1000 sec Focal Length: 55/1 Upload Date: 2017:02:06 21:34:17

Dollarbird, Oriental dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Description Eurystomus orientalis
English: An Oriental Dollarbird (also known as the Dollar Roller) singing at Miami Metrozoo, USA. ISIS list the zoo as having the nominate.
Date 2 April 2009, 15:17:25
Source originally posted to Flickr as Miami April 2010, bird chirp metrozoo
Author Kevin King

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 archipelago and India. Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Coraciidae, Genus: Eurystomus, Species: Eurystomus orientalis (Linnaeus, 1766), Synonyms: Eurystomus solomonensis.

Oriental Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
French: Rolle oriental German: Türkisracke Spanish: Carraca oriental
Other common names: Dollarbird, Asian Dollarbird
Taxonomy: Coracias orientalis Linnaeus, 1766, Java.
Closely related to E. azureus, with which sometimes treated as conspecific; breeding record of present species from Loloda Is (off NW Halmahera, and almost inside range of E. azureus) provides additional support for their treatment as two separate species. Taxonomy and nomenclature somewhat confused, especially for continental Asian forms: nominate and race calonyx intergrade in areas of S China and N Indochina, and intermediate birds from N Thailand sometimes accorded race deignani; proposed race latouchei from NE China considered inseparable from calonyx; cyanicollis is a synonym of nominate, abundus is synonym of calonyx; birds from S Sulawesi and Lesser Sundas, described as race connectens, appear intermediate between nominate and pacificus but variable, with some individuals inseparable from latter; in the past, birds of NW Australia occasionally separated as race bravi. Ten subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. o. calonyx Sharpe, 1890 – Nepal, N India (E Himachal to Arunachal and N Assam) and Bangladesh to E China (N to Manchuria), SE Russian Far East (to lower R Amur), Korea and Japan (Honshu to Kyushu); winters S to S Asia and Greater Sundas.
E. o. orientalis (Linnaeus, 1766) – NE India (S Assam), Myanmar and Indochina S to Greater Sundas, Philippines and Ryukyu Is, with single breeding record (probably this race) from Dagasuli (in Loloda Is, off NW Halmahera); winters S and E to N Sulawesi and Moluccas.
E. o. laetior Sharpe, 1890 – SW India (Western Ghats S into Kerala).
E. o. irisi Deraniyagala, 1950 – SC Sri Lanka.
E. o. gigas Stresemann, 1913 – S Andaman Is.
E. o. oberholseri Junge, 1936 – Simeulue I, off NW Sumatra.
E. o. waigiouensis Elliot, 1871 – W Papuan Is and New Guinea (including islands of Yapen, Karkar, Bagabag, Umboi, Trobriand Is, and D’Entrecasteaux and Louisiade Archipelagos).
E. o. crassirostris P. L. Sclater, 1869 – Bismarck Archipelago.
E. o. solomonensis Sharpe, 1890 – Feni Is (E Bismarcks), also Nissan I (probably), and Solomon Is from Buka and Bougainville E to Makira (San Cristobal), including most small islands.
E. o. pacificus (Latham, 1801) – Lesser Sundas and N & E Australia, probably also S Sulawesi and Sula Is; S populations winter N to New Guinea and Wallacea.
Scientific Name: Eurystomus orientalis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common Names: Oriental Dollarbird, Dollarbird, Eastern Broad-billed Roller, Oriental Dollarbird, Dollar Bird

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