Species Details

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Indian Roller Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Coracias benghalensis
Family : Coraciidae
Order : Coraciiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Indian Roller is a blue-winged bird with a large head.Its back looks rufous-black and ventral part with pale blue color.Their tail is deep blue color along with brown iris,brownish-black bill and yellowish-brown legs and feet.Both sexes look alike and juveniles are duller than the adult. The Indian roller is adaptable to human-modified landscapes and is often found in parks, gardens, fields, and plantations. It is typically solitary or in pairs, occasionally forming flocks while foraging. They are territorial and patrol their area by flying at treetop height, using a fast rolling flight to drive away intruders. Breeding occurs from March to June, with aerial displays and vocalizations during courtship. The nest is usually a hole in a tree, dead palm, or building, sometimes excavated in soft material. The clutch contains 3-5 white, oval eggs that are incubated by the female. The eggs hatch asynchronously after 17-19 days, and both parents care for the naked hatchlings. The fledging period lasts around 30-35 days.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.