dollar bird

noun

: a roller (Eurystomus orientalis) found from Manchuria to Sri Lanka and Australia

Word History

Etymology

so called from the light spot, about the size of a Straits dollar, on its open wing

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“Dollar bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dollar%20bird. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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