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Indian Roller

Coracias benghalensis

Description:

A very beautiful bird...it is my first roller photo! These birds are usually seen perched on prominent bare trees or wires. They descend to the ground to capture their prey which may include insects, arachnids,small reptiles and small snakes and amphibians. Fires attract them and they will also follow tractors for disturbed invertebrates.

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6 Comments

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Thanks Leuba...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

I agree Ashutosh-it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Yes, Sukanya they are quite common in specific suburban areas!
And thank you armadeus and james!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Superb Ashutosh!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Congratulations on your first Roller photo Ashutosh! Beautifully captured. Thank you for sharing :)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Nicely caught. We saw lots of these birds in Gujarat; not so common in Delhi or Kolkata though.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Spotted by
Ashutosh Dudhatra

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Mar 11, 2015
Submitted on Mar 11, 2015

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