Photographer's Note

The Indian Roller also earlier locally incorrectly called the Blue Jay, (Coracias benghalensis) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds in tropical southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand. It is a not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements.

The Indian Roller is a stocky bird, the size of a Jackdaw at 30-34cm. It has a warm brown back, lilac breast and face, and blue crown, wings, tail and belly. Sexes are similar, but the juvenile is a drabber version of the adult. The Southeast Asian race C. b. affinis has a green back and purple underparts, and is sometimes considered a separate species.

Indian Roller is striking in its strong direct flight, with the brilliant blues of the wings contrasting with the brown back.

Shot on Nikon D70 using 70-300 Sigma Lens

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  • Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) (81)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-04-07
  • Exposición: f/9.0, 1/320 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-11 5:31
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