About the Dollarbird

Also known as: Asian Dollarbird, Dark Roller, Oriental Dollarbird, Oriental Broad-billed Roller
The Dollarbird is a small species related to rollers that is found across a wide range from northeastern China through eastern India, southeast Asia, down to the east coast of Australia.

There are at least 10 recognized subspecies of Dollarbird; the species is known by several other common names, including Australian Roller (a subspecies once considered a separate species); Asian Dollarbird; Dark Roller; and Eastern Broad-billed Roller.

Dollarbirds are named for a light disc shape found on their underwings, visible in flight. They have a dark iridescent body plumage. Adult birds have a bright reddish-orange beak. The sexes are similar in appearance, though females may appear duller.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 November 2021
Scientific Name
Eurystomus orientalis
  • Coraciiformes
  • Coraciidae
  • Eurystomus
  • E. orientalis
Birdorable Family
Units: Imperial / Metric
10.6 to 12.6 inches
3.8 to 7.5 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 三宝鸟
Czech (Cesky) mandelík východní
Danish (Dansk) Grøn Ellekrage
Dutch (Nederlands) Dollarvogel
Finnish (Suomi) aasiansininärhi
French (Français) Rolle oriental
German (Deutsch) Türkisracke
Italian (Italiano) Ghiandaia marina orientale
Japanese (日本語) buppousou [ブッポウソウ]
Korean (한국어) 파랑새
Norwegian (Norsk) Orientråke
Polish (Polski) kraskówka azjatycka
Portuguese (Português) Rolieiro-oriental
Russian (русский язык) Восточный широкорот
Spanish (Español) Carraca Oriental
Swedish (Svenska) rödnäbbad blåkråka
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