European Roller (Coracias garrulu)

African Birds, Rollers, Coracias garrulus, Eurasian roller, Europese Troupant, Blauracke

Scientific Name: Coracias garrulus

Common Name: European Roller, Europese Troupant, Blauracke

Description: It is mainly blue with an orange-brown back stocky bird, 29–32cm in length, with a 52–58cm in wingspan.

Distribution: Their range extends from Europe into the Middle East, Morocco and Central Asia.

Difference in Sex: Similar

Habitat: Only roller that breeds in Europe.


Main feeding time: Day-time




Diet: Insects

Enemies: Bird of prey

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