Azure dollarbird

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Azure dollarbird
Azure dollarbird (behind and facing left)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae
Genus: Eurystomus
Species: E. azureus
Binomial name
Eurystomus azureus
Gray, G.R., 1860
  • Eurystomus orientalis azureus

The azure dollarbird (Eurystomus azureus) also known as the azure roller, purple dollarbird or purple roller, is a species of bird in the Coraciidae family. It is endemic to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. Formerly, some authorities considered the azure dollarbird to be a subspecies of the oriental dollarbird.


The azure dollarbird's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations. It is negatively affected by habitat loss. For some time, it was assumed to be decreasing in numbers quite rapidly and it was uplisted to Vulnerable in the 2000 IUCN Red List. However, more recently it was determined to be—although still declining—more common than previously believed and thus it has now been downlisted to Near Threatened in 2007.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Eurystomus azureus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  2. ^ See BirdLife International (2004, 2007a,b).