Thursday, 6 March 2014

European Roller (Coracias garrulus) - Wildlife and Nature Pictures

European Roller (Coracias garrulus) - One of South Africa's Summer Visitors

With five species of 'Roller' in South Africa the European Roller (Coracias garrulus) is quite common but is one of the largest of the 'Rollers' species. The European Roller is a summer migrant from Europe which is called here in South Africa a 'Paleartic Migrant'. Being a bird of warmer climes the European Roller will in the next few weeks start heading back to North Africa/Europe/Middle East.

Picture of a European Roller (Coracias garrulus) perched on a branch
European Roller (Coracias garrulus)-Summer visitor to South Africa