Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The spectacular Roller - European and Indian!
While we took a jungle safari, the guide told us that the flash of blue that we had seen was the Indian Roller which was the Karnataka State Bird. It was truly a beautiful bird with its combination of blue and biscuit brown plumage.
Discussion on my bird group says there are different types of Rollers. There is an Indian one and a migratory European bird. The European bird has an all blue head (second picture). The Indian Roller has brown on the head and chest (first picture).
Take a look at the pictures loaded. You can spot the difference too!