Sunday, 10 January 2010

Wildlife: European Roller

The European Roller Coracia garrulus is a beautiful bird that breeds in Europe and winters in sub-Sahara Africa. The bulk of the European population resides in the south (Iberia) and south-east (Balkans), mainly in lowlands where it inhabits tree-dotted grasslands. It nests in tree holes but is unable to excavate them itself so relies upon natural cavities or woodpecker holes. It also readily takes to nest-boxes.

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