Proudly supported by :: ACT Government :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region NatureMapr NatureMapr

Intermediate sizeEurystomus orientalis   

1 Dollarbird

3 images

Eurystomus orientalis at Suppressed - 29 Dec 2018
Eurystomus orientalis at Suppressed - 29 Dec 2018
Eurystomus orientalis at Suppressed - 29 Dec 2018

Identification history

Intermediate size Eurystomus orientalis 1 Jan 2019 RyuCallaway
Intermediate size Eurystomus orientalis 1 Jan 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I walked past the trees where the Dollarbirds normally are at this time of year. There was a lot of calling and I visually counted three birds, with a possible fourth calling but not readily visible. I am guessing it was possibly two pairs. There seemed to be times of louder, accelerated calling, which I took as an effort to establish ownership of a nesting hollow. I had a good scan of two trees with binoculars, looking from the east, but I could not see any hollow. The photos show the three different Dollarbirds, not that I can tell them apart.

2 comments

JackyF wrote:
   1 Jan 2019
Great photos thanks. A pair is definitely nesting here. Yesterday I was swooped fiercely four times in a row when I stopped to take a photo. They were there again this evening as usual. They have been in these trees consistently all summer and also last summer.
   1 Jan 2019
Many thanks Jacky, I will be back out there soon to see if I can finally see their hollow.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 29 Dec 2018 9:29 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Atlas of Life Budawang Coast
1166679 sightings of 5066 species in 954 locations from 2208 members
Powered by NatureMapr |  Canberra Nature Map operates under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia |  Privacy