Dollarbird caught a Carpenter Bee

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Lian Yee Ming documented a Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis) with a Black and Yellow Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa aestuans) between its mandibles (below). Dollarbirds eat mostly insects. They indulge in aerial capture of free-flying insects made from a high perch. According to … Continued

Dollarbird’s bill

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“A close up of one of the Dollarbirds showing a feature I had not fully appreciated. “As Wells (1999) says bill ‘bright orange-red, upper mandible with terminal nail black’ in adults. An earlier post on its call HERE. Dato’ Dr … Continued

Dollarbird’s calls

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“We spotted a pair of Dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis) when out cycling in the early morning and I went back to have a look. They made a lot of calls and I was able to record two type HERE. “The first … Continued

Call of the Dollarbird

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“Was out cycling 30 km north of the city in villages surrounding a small township. A number of adult Dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis) present, all solitary. “Stopped to watch this chap who was busy making these harsh short calls. It was … Continued