Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Indochinese Roller Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Coracias affinis
Family : Coraciidae
Order : Coraciiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Indochinese Roller is a stocky bird whose crown and vent are blue. The primaries are deep purplish blue with a pale blue band. The tail is sky blue with a terminal Prussian blue band.The three forward toes are united at the base.Rollers have a long and compressed bill with a curved upper edge and a hooked tip. The nostril present with bristles at the base of the bill.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.