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Eurystomus orientalis

2 Dollarbird at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Eurystomus orientalis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Nov 2019
Eurystomus orientalis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Nov 2019
Eurystomus orientalis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Nov 2019
Eurystomus orientalis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Nov 2019
Eurystomus orientalis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Nov 2019
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Identification history

Eurystomus orientalis 27 Nov 2019 RyuCallaway
Eurystomus orientalis 24 Nov 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

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A Dollarbird was calling from the top of a dead tree. I kept edging closer but it finally flew off to a nearby tree. I could hear what sounded like a disturbance between it and a cockatoo or corella, although I could not see what was happening. Eventually, I was able to locate the Dollarbird in the tree but by that stage I could see a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and two Long-billed Corellas but there was no interaction with the Dollarbird, instead the Dollarbird was having a hard time with some Indian Mynahs. The Dollarbird eventually flew back to the original dead tree. There was a Noisy Miner slightly higher on the same branch as the Dollarbird and the Dollarbird forced it off the end of the branch, although the miner just flew to lower down that same branch and the Dollarbird did not pursue it, although it much have been less than 50 cm away. After a little while the Dollarbird reversed its position by turning around before it flew off to the south.

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  • Non-Invasive

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