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佛法僧  Broad-billed Roller-雄亞成 | by Hiyashi Haka
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佛法僧 Broad-billed Roller-雄亞成

學名:Eurystomus orientalis

英名:Broad-billed Roller.




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