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Dollar Landing by garion Dollar Landing by garion
The Dollarbird, Eurystomus orientalis also known as the Dollar Roller is a bird of the roller family, so named because of the distinctive blue dollar shaped spots on its wings, as seen here.

Here an adult Dollarbird is bringing back an insect as food to feed its young chick, which is residing in a hole in the trunk (not visible in the pic). Interestingly, it made this particular nest in the hollowed out trunk which was part of a man-made structure off the coastline. Smart move as it is almost inaccessible to most predators save for raptors. The chick fledged about a week after this photo was taken.

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NaurCalad Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous shot, I love it! :)
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meganbreukelman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
this astonishing photo has been featured here :
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congratulations.
:] keep up the good work.
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garion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness....I'm really honored. Thanks fo much for the feature! :hug:
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Zarafa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008   Photographer
What a wonderful find that would have been. Great capture, beautiful bird. Did you get any of the chick?
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nellaf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Nice capture, and what a pretty bird!
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EleriDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Beautiful bird, and glorious feathers. You've captured the detail of the feathers very well, and the colours are beautiful. I love the angle as well, and the look of the wing.
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Rainer-T Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Love how you captured the subtle multicolored sheen of the feathers. =O
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garion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup it really has beautiful feathers, good eye for spotting it! Thanks so much for the comments and the :+fav:! :)
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
spectacular!
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garion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :)
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