OTHER NAMES: Eastern Broad-billed Roller, Dollarbird
Local Name (Malay): Tiong Batu
Featured Subspecies: Eurystomus orientalis orientalis
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
The Dollarbird is a member of the roller family found along much of South-East Asia as well as Eastern India and Australia as well as China and Southern Japan. It's name comes from the white "silver dollar" like markings on the underside of it's wings which are visible in flight. Compared to the European Roller in Europe it is a species that has adapted better to modern human living - the clearance of forest has allowed it to expand it's range in Malaysia, and can be found in suburban areas as was the case with this bird.
SUBSPECIES: E. o abundus, E. o. deignani, E. o. orientalis, E. o. gigas, E. o. oberholseri, E. o. connectens, E. o. latouchei, E. o. waigiouensis, E. o. pacificus, E. o. crassirostris, E. o. solomonensis
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A fairly widespread but not especially common resident