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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Rollers

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Coraciidae

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The family of Rollers occurs in the warmer areas of the Old World, and in some cases they are downright long-distance migrants. The body length is 25 cm to 40 cm. They have long wings and a long tail that is often forked or notched. The beak is broad and hook-shaped. The plumage of most species is brightly colored. The voice is harsh, unmelodious and not very variable. They are good fliers, but like to hunt from a perch. Their courtship display in the air is spectacular and involves rolling. They nest in cavities.

Coracias

     garrulus - European Roller (12)
     abyssinicus - Abyssinian Roller (6)
     caudatus - Lilac-breasted Roller (8)
     spatulatus - Racket-tailed Roller (2)
     naevius - Purple Roller (7)
     benghalensis - Indian Roller (7)
     temminckii - Purple-winged Roller (1)
     cyanogaster - Blue-bellied Roller (7)

Eurystomus

     glaucurus - Broad-billed Roller (9)
     gularis - Blue-throated Roller (1)
     orientalis - Oriental Dollarbird (5)
     azureus - Azure Dollarbird (2)

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