Dollar bird (species: Eurystomus orientalis) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Eurystomus orientalis
Dollar bird

©Anne Hoggett: Juvenile Dollar bird at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Juvenile Dollarbird at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Eurystomus orientalis near Lizard Island Research Station.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Coraciidae
Genus Eurystomus
Species Eurystomus orientalis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


Dollarbirds don't spend very long at Lizard Island. They arrive in March and are gone by the end of April.

Web resources


  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.