The European Roller – Coracias garrulus is of Type – sallyer and a typical species of the Roller Family Coraciidae and Order Coraciiformes. It is a summer breeder from NW Africa and Spain across warmer Europe to W and Central Asia in Kazakhstan, in winter it migrates to s s Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to the coastal Maghreb states, Cyprus, the Levant, N Syria, N Iraq, N UAE and Turkey, S Caucasus and Iran. The wintering area lies in s s Africa starting from the S Sahel states in the W but on the Red Sea coast the wintering area starts in the SE Corner of Egypt and expands to Khartoum where it joins the Sahel corridor.
Type - sallyer - nests in tree hollows, Summer Habitat - lowland warm dry open country with scattered trees, wooded hills with open areas, orchards, agricultural land with scattered trees, Winter Habitat - semi-open and open areas with scattered trees and woodlands, Wetlands with trees, Order: Coraciiformes Family: Coraciidae Genus: Coracias Species - Coracias garrulus European Roller - Species - ebird.org European Roller - Species sheet - wikipedia.org European Roller - Species - beautyofbirds.com European Roller - Conservation - birdlife.org.za European Roller - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... European Roller - Images - google.com European Roller - Video - youtube.com European Roller - Datazone - birdlife.org