Coracias garrula

Coracias garrula, Lin.

125. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 218 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 109.

THE EUROPEAN ROLLER.

Length, 13; wing, 7.75 ; tail, 5 ; tarsus, 0.98; bill at front, 1.37.

Bill blackish ; irides red-brown; feet yellow-brown.

The whole head, neck, and lower parts pale blue, duller on the head, brighter on the chin and throat, and streaked paler; back, scapulars and tertiaries chesnut-bay; shoulders and lesser-coverts violet-blue; the greater-coverts pale blue; quills deep violet blue ; the lower part of the back violet-blue ; upper tail-coverts light blue; tail with the two centre tail-feathers dull ashy-blue, the others pale azure, dull dark blue at their base, which color increases in extent towards the centre ; the two outer feathers are tipped with dark blue.

The European Roller occurs as an occasional seasonal visitant to Sind; but has not been recorded from any other portion of the district.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Coracias garrula
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
98
Common name: 
European Roller
M_ID: 
8961
M_CN: 
European Roller
M_SN: 
Coracias garrulus
Term name: 
id: 
11331

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