European Roller (Coracias garrulus) - HBW 6, p. 373
French: Rollier d’Europe
Spanish: Carraca Europea
Other common names: Eurasian/Blue/Common Roller
Taxonomy: Coracias Garrulus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Often regarded as forming a superspecies with C. caudatus and C. abyssinicus, though those two are probably more closely allied to each other than either is to present species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 - NW Africa, SW, SC & E Europe and Asia Minor E through NW Iran to SW Siberia.
- semenowi Loudon & Tschusi, 1902 - Iraq and Iran (except NW) E to Kashmir, N to Turkmeniya, S Kazakhstan and NW China (W Sinkiang).
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 21 videos
A couple perching on a branch Locality Extremadura, Spain
PASSER Naturaleza y Desar... 1 year ago 36 sec 4.9
Adult preening. Locality Artesa de Lleida, Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp garrulus)
Jordi Bas i Casas 30 April 2001 13 years ago 19 sec 4.5
A closer view Locality Tamgaly, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan (ssp garrulus)
Eric Roualet 27 May 2012 2 years ago 16 sec 4.4
A bird perched on a branch. Locality Castuera, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (ssp garrulus)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2014 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 16 sec 4.3
A bird chasing Locality Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Pascal Vagner 11 August 2011 3 years ago 32 sec 4.3
A bird perch on a branch Locality La Serena, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (ssp garrulus)
Jose Ramon 13 April 2008 1 year ago 1 min 35 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 97 photos
Locality Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
Paul Cools 11 July 2014 24 weeks ago 4.8
adult bird flying
Locality Sorbulak Lake, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
Stanislav Harvančík 6 June 2011 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.8
One bird on a stone
Locality Göksü Delta, Mersin Province, Turkey
Mustafa Sozen 21 September 2012 17 weeks ago 4.7
on a fence
Locality Ramot, Golan Heights, Israel
Lior Kislev 23 April 2007 3 years ago 4.7
Sitting on a rock
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 8 October 2011 3 years ago 4.7
Adult with a spider in transit to the nest.
Locality Baixo Alentejo, Alentejo Region, Portugal
Jose Viana 10 July 2008 5 years ago 4.7