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INDIAN ROLLER

Coracias benghalensis

Description:

I spotted this blue jay at Belgundi on the way to Rakaskop in Belgaum

Habitat:

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

Notes:

The Indian Roller is a stocky bird about 26–27 cm long and can only be confused within its range with the migratory European Roller. 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. The bare patch around the eye is ochre in colour. The three forward toes are united at the base.

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3 Comments

Mrinal Shekhar
Mrinal Shekhar 7 years ago

thanks ceherzog & nilimapatel

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

It is great to see the flight shot!

NilimaPatel
NilimaPatel 7 years ago

i like to seen Indian roller bird when it fly..

Mrinal Shekhar
Spotted by
Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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