|Azure Dollarbird (behind and facing left)|
G.R. Gray, 1860
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.
Its 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 is downlisted to Near Threatened in 2007.
- BirdLife International (2007a): [ 2006-2007 Red List status changes ]. Retrieved 2007-AUG-26.
- BirdLife International (2007b): Eurystomus azureus - BirdLife Species Factsheet. Retrieved 2007-AUG-26
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