Monday, 15 December 2008

Special birds: Roller

European Roller Coracias garrulus is a beautiful bird at any time but when they "roll" in flight and the sun catches them they are stunning. They are migrants visiting Europe to breed from May to August though some hang around into September. They winter in Africa. In Eastern Europe Rollers are locally common in dry, open, lowland country with scattered trees in Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. North of here they are rare.

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