The year 2015 was my “Annus horribilis”  – not that the year after that was peachy either, but I’m glad that despite it all, it has left me with two gifts – 1. I’ve grown to love birds 2. I love art. So I’m glad that 2015 has gifted me these two avenues that has brought me a lot of joy.

The dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis), also known as the Oriental dollarbird or dollar roller, is a bird of the roller family, so named because of the distinctive blue coin-shaped spots on its wings.

It is most commonly seen as a single bird with a distinctive upright silhouette on a bare branch high in a tree, from which it hawks for insects, returning to the same perch after a few seconds.


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