Dollarbird (Eurostomus orientalis)

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This dollarbird (Eurostomus orientalis) was perched on a dead tree – a favourite spot for them – near our apartment in Kamala, Phuket. A type of roller, this species is so-called because of the shape of the white wing patches seen in flight.

Canon G3X. Left shot ISO500 1/2000 at f/9; right shot ISO125 1/1250 at f/5.6. Both shots cropped and tweaked in LR