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Indian Roller/ Blue Jay

Coracias benghalensis

Description:

The Indian Roller is a stocky bird about 26–27 cm long. The breast is brownish and not blue as in the European Roller. The crown and vent are blue. The primaries are deep purplish blue with a band of pale blue. The tail is sky blue with a terminal band of Prussian blue and the central feathers are dull green. The neck and throat are purplish lilac with white shaft streaks.

Habitat:

The main habitat is cultivation, thin forest and grassland. They are often seen perched on roadside electric wires.

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12 Comments

Gladwinjohn
Gladwinjohn 9 years ago

nice shot!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely!

Ryan21
Ryan21 9 years ago

incredible pictures

Stunning!

Matthijs
Matthijs 9 years ago

nice series! what a beautiful bird!

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful, love the flight shots!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful series Shrikal! I'm very please we were able to sort out your problems signing in! :)
Welcome to the community!

pmbagga
pmbagga 9 years ago

Wow !! Beautiful... the clarity and combination of colors !!

shrikalk
shrikalk 9 years ago

:-) Thank u guys...

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fantástico !!!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

splendid series , beautiful!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Excellent capture,

shrikalk
Spotted by
shrikalk

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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