Indian Roller


Scientific Name: Coracias benghalensis
Common Name: Indian Roller, Blue Jay
Other Names: Neelkanth, Jaybird, Rollier indien

Identifying Features: blue-green wings, brown belly, blue crown, black bill

Fun Facts:

  • Indian Roller got its name as roller due to the aerobatics they use to display in a series of rolling motion as an act of courtship.
  • They use to sit motionless on high standpoints for the purpose of hunting. This helps them to scan the field for prey items.


This image was clicked by Sudeshna Dey.

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