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Indian roller

Coracias benghalensis


A colourful bird with a brownish breast, blue crown and vent, purplish-blue wings and a sky blue tail with a terminal band of Prussian blue. Spotted here in Khasab, Oman, at the very western end of its distribution range.


Seen here in a garden by the sea. General habitat includes cultivated areas, thin forest and grassland.


I watched this bird every morning and evening during a 2 days stay in Khasab. 2nd shot is what happens when you don't set your shutter speed right...

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1 Comment

AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

You have a nice photograph here and the missed shot ..I know the feeling :-)

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Spotted on Feb 11, 2011
Submitted on May 27, 2011

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