Rollers

Coraciidae

Rollers are so-named because of their rolling courtship display-flight. The Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis is a migrant to Australia, arriving in September each year to breed. Although the breeding season ends in about January each year, individuals remain in Australia until about April, before returning to New Guinea, the Solomons and the Philippines. The European Roller Coracias garrulus has been recorded as a vagrant.

Dollarbird

The Dollarbird is a migrant to Australia, arriving in September each year to breed.  The name is derived from a large blue-white spot on each wing, resembling American dollar coins in size and shape.  The remaining plumage is dark brown, glossed with blue-green on the back and wings.  The bill is orange-red, finely tipped with black.  The Dollarbird is the sole Australian representative of the Rol...