Saturday, September 9, 2017

Indian Roller on the Highways

While travelling on the highway from Bangalore to Mangalore one can see beautiful bird perched on the electric wires by the side of the road. One such colorful bird is Indian Roller.



It is a stocky bird. The breast is brownish where as the crown and vent are blue. The primaries are deep purplish blue with a tail that is sky blue with a terminal band of Prussian blue and the central feathers are dull green.



The neck and throat are purplish lilac with white streaks. The bare patch around the eye is ochre in color. They have a long and compressed bill with a curved upper edge and a hooked tip.



These birds can be seen perched along roadside trees and wires. They can also be seen in open grassland and scrub forest habitats. 

17 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the indian roller and nice detail on its feature!

Tom said...

...interesting colors, it's one that is new to me!

Phil Slade said...

Super bird. Super photos.

Jo said...

Hi Rajesh, beautiful images of your Indian Roller. I love Rollers; they sit still so you can get good photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Jo

A Colorful World said...

He's such a pretty bird! Thanks for sharing him.

RedPat said...

He is so beautiful! What a lovely shade of blue!

GreenComotion said...

The blue coloration is very pretty.
Nice captures!
Have a Happy Weekend, Rajesh!
Peace :)

Small City Scenes said...

It is a very pretty bird
MB

NatureFootstep said...

a lovely bird, new to me :)

Klara S said...

Beautiful bird.

Pietro Brosio said...

Great shots of the bird!

DeeDee said...

Hi Rajesh,

I have nominated you guys for the Liebster award. (http://mrsdashsayss.blogspot.in/2017/09/liebster-award.html)

Hope you do accept it and link me back with the reply.

XOXO

Anu said...

Awesome colors. Great photos!

Judith Gray said...

What an absolutely stunning bird! The colours are spectacular!

Patti said...

What a pretty bird!

A Colorful World said...

He's a really pretty bird!