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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 3:09
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Points: 6
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(Eurystomus orientalis)
Size: 30 cm

Medium-sized, appears blackish in poor light; but upon closer inspection: blue-green plumage; brownish head; blackish cap; blackish upper tail and flight feathers; bill large, stubby, orange; feet red; iris yellow.
Juvenileís bill brown, duller, "dollar" not so well defined.

Described as a harsh single kack at rest and in flight and sometimes 3-5 loud kack-kak-kak or kek-ek-ek. Two birds sitting side-by-side sometimes clatter away like castanets.

Inhabits forest edges and clearings, also nearby cultivation. Perches high on trees on bare branches from where it launches itself to catch large flying insects. Itís crepuscular and sociable, groups often hunting after dusk. It frequently overlooked. It nests in tree hole.

Common resident breeder and winter visitor throughout the island and North and South offshore islands.

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Hi Ang Hwee
Dollarbird is a very beautiful bird with colorful plumage. It gave a nice pose to you and you captured it with a great eyes contact, exposure, sharp focus and POV. nicely composed on horizontal dry branch and nicely framed. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hi Ang.
Interesting name of this bird.
Good capture with nice details.
Friendly regards.Alin.

nice bird, TFS Ori

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