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A handsome mangrove bird... Dollar bird

By annettep38  
First of all my apologies, find it quite difficult to comment and surf while sitting on the edge of a hotel bed. Especially if we go out every night Smile
I will catch up back home, I promise.

This handsome chap was in the mangrove jungle in Kuala Selangor, couldn't get any closer with my 400mm. I have no idea who he is and in spite of visiting an aviary yesterday, looking around for a bird book and some useless hour on the web I am still no wiser. Francis also has no ID.
Andrew! help!!
Glad I found it a dollarbird is his name. Just bought a book

Tags: Bird Malaysia Mangrove Wildlife and nature Kuala selangor

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Comments


Benlib 4 1 3
18 Oct 2013 3:33AM
Like #1 better. Never seen this species before, it actually has slight blue tones in its feather.

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
18 Oct 2013 3:53AM
Quite a strong beak he has, this handsome specimen Smile You are forgiven for neglecting us so cruelly Annette SmileGrin Now don't let guilt spoil your holiday !
Ray12 3 113 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 5:18AM
Two great images of the "Dollarbird" (Eurystomus Orientalis) Grin
18 Oct 2013 6:06AM
He's a handsome fellow right enough, Annette. He looks somewhat haughty in V2! Grin

Lavina
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
18 Oct 2013 6:22AM
He is a fine fella, Annette, glad you finally managed to ID him Smile Carol
18 Oct 2013 6:38AM
Good shot anyway, Annette.
Enjoy the rest of your break.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
18 Oct 2013 8:34AM
What a handsome looking bird. Gorgeous.
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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Oct 2013 9:29AM
A handsome specimen, Annette, wonder how it gets its name.

Dave
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 9:41AM
A very handsome and dignified fellow very nicely captured.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
18 Oct 2013 9:46AM
Good images of Mr. HandsomeGrin
Joan.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
18 Oct 2013 9:56AM
Plenty of detail Annette.
Ron
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 10:33AM
Nicely isolated on that branch - a very haughty looking fellow!
KateGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
18 Oct 2013 10:41AM
New one on me Annette I thought it would be worth more than a dollar, you could name him hundred cents.

Regards

Trev.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
18 Oct 2013 1:18PM
I thought it was another bird next to it from the thumb Annette !!
Good shots.
Mick.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 4:24PM
A handsome fella indeed with his beautiful black iridescent plumage...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 5:38PM
A lovely capture of a lovely bird.
Ju
two lovely shot love the pose. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Oct 2013 6:36PM
Great bird with a stunning plumage colour Annette. Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
18 Oct 2013 6:37PM
Two great imagesSmile
NettaSmile
18 Oct 2013 7:27PM
Beautiful images!
George
V2 is priceless expression.. Excellent observations
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
19 Oct 2013 7:25PM
Lol...glad you found out what it is, Annette, 'cos I would've been of no help Blush

My dad would've known, probably, 'cos I remember the name 'dollarbird' from him a long time ago and he's the one who's good at bird names...and spotting them!

Excellent shot of it in V1 Smile

As Michaela said, priceless expression in V2 Grin It's like, "Hmm...did I remember to turn off the stove?"

Andrew
20 Oct 2013 3:59PM
two lovely shots
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
20 Oct 2013 11:09PM
This is an interesting looking bird, Annette.
-=\Walter
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 12:52AM
So cute! Saw a few in Sri Lanka but didn't know the name!
Lovely shot Annettte! IB

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