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Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis   - Juvenile
Indian Roller
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :GMERS Medical College campus, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 15 August 2016
English synonyms:Indian Blue Roller, Northern Blue Roller (benghalensis), Southern Roller (indicus), Southern Blue Roller (indicus), Burmese Roller (affinis), Indochinese Roller (affinis), Indo-Chinese Roller (affinis)
Bird Family :Coraciidae - Rollers & Dollarbird
Bird Group :CORACIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :In our campus, we locate a lone Indian Roller juvenile. It chooses to stay around our quarter for few days. May be availability of various insects during that monsoon days is reason behind its choice. During that short stay its became used to our presence. It became very friendly with us and even allowed us to come real close to itself. Most of the time it was forages on ground, catch prey and perched to nearby tree. This Indian Roller was little less afraid of humans as its juvenile. We are really fond of this curious and candid expressions wear by Indian Roller. VP & PM