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European Roller

Coracias garrulus

Description:

It is the only member of the roller family of birds to breed in Europe. Its overall range extends into the Middle East and Central Asia and Morocco. The European Roller is a long-distance migrant, wintering in southern Africa in two distinct regions, from Senegal east to Cameroon and from Ethiopia west to Congo and south to South Africa.

Habitat:

It is a bird of warm, dry, open country with scattered trees, preferring lowland open countryside with patches of oak Quercus forest, mature pine Pinus woodland with heathery clearings, orchards, mixed farmland, river valleys, and plains with scattered thorny or leafy trees. It winters primarily in dry wooded savanna and bushy plains, where it typically nests in tree holes

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European Roller
Coracias garrulus


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2 Comments

MaithiliSave
MaithiliSave 8 years ago

Thanks SachindraUmesh & Maria dB.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Beautifully colored bird!

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Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 8, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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