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Roller, Purple
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Coracias naevius
Africa, Angola, Asia, Botswana, Central Africa, East Africa, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Middle East, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and locally frequent, even abundant (del Hoyo et al. 2001). ...
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The Purple Roller (Coracias naevius), also called the Rufous-crowned Roller, is found over sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as Namibia and the Transvaal. Compared with other rollers its colours are rather dull and its voice rather harsh and grating. Its preferred habitat is dry thornveld where it spends long periods perched at the top of thorn trees or poles, watching for food items such as insects, spiders, scorpions and small lizards on the ground. It rocks to and fro about its longitudinal axis during display flights, calling raucously all the while. ...
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