The Indian Roller – Coracias benghalensis is a typical species of the Roller Family Coraciidae and Order Coraciiformes. It is of Type – sallyer. It is resident from Central Iraq, across India to mainland SE Asia. In the AWB Region it is resident in the coastal areas of S Iran, N UAE and N and NE Oman. In Central Iraq there is a small wintering population that extends the resident range further westwards.
Type - sallyer - Typically solitary and seen perched prominently by roadsides on trees, columns and wires Nests in tree or wall cavities Resident Habitat - open grassland and scrub with nearby trees, wetland margins, open woodlands, date plantations, parks, gardens, Order: Coraciiformes Family: Coraciidae Genus: Coracias Species - Coracias benghalensis Indian Roller - Species - ebird.org Indian Roller - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Indian Roller - Species - animalspot.net Indian Roller - Database - avibase Indian Roller - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... Indian Roller - Images - google.com Indian Roller - Video - youtube.com Indian Roller - Datazone - birdlife.org