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佛法僧 Broad-billed Roller-雄亞成

學名:Eurystomus orientalis

英名:Broad-billed Roller.

佛法僧科(學名Coraciidae)在動物分類學上是鳥綱佛法僧目中的一個科,體型類似烏鴉,但與翠鳥和蜂虎親緣關係密切。體色多為藍色和褐色。以昆蟲為食。此名稱來自日本。

佛法僧又名三寶鳥,繁殖於西伯利亞東部、中國東北、華北、華南、四川至雲南、朝鮮、日本以及喜馬拉雅山區,冬季南遷於中南半島、印度、錫蘭、安達曼群島、馬來半島、菲律賓、婆羅州、爪哇、峇里、新幾內亞以及澳大利亞等地方避寒。在台灣為春秋兩季之過境鳥;每年4月在野柳地方較有機會能觀察到。

佛法僧,主要在樹上生活,大都休息於樹冠部枯枝上,領域性強烈,如有他鳥侵入,即以強烈鳴叫威嚇。發現獵物,起飛捕食後,返回原來位置。鳴聲「geh,geh,geh」,粗厲,不悅耳。金龜、蜻蜒或各種甲蟲等均其喜愛的食物,無法消化的部份則以橄欖狀之食繭吐出。

The Oriental Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis), also known as the Dollar Roller, is a bird of the roller family, so named because of the distinctive blue coin-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.

 

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Taken on November 30, 2010