Re: Dollarbirds - help please

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Subject: Re: Dollarbirds - help please
From: "Greg Clancy" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 17:19:10 +1100
Hi all,
My 1912 copy of An Australian Bird Book by Leach states '... Australian Roller, Dollar (Star) Bird, Eurystomus pacificus.'   Cayley's 1946 edition of 'WHAT BIRD IS THAT?' shows it as 'Dollar-bird (Broad-billed Roller) Eurystomus orientalis.
As Australian decimal currency was introduced on February 14 1966 and as the dollar was originally a note and not a coin the name precedes its introduction by at least 2 decades and was used as an alternative name over four decades before.
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