European Roller

About the European Roller
Also known as: Blue Roller, Common Roller, Eurasian Roller, Roller
European Roller

The European Roller is one of twelve species of roller found in the world. European Rollers live in southern parts of Europe and parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Like other roller species, the European is colorful, with a beautiful shades of blue and green on the body, and an orange-brown back.

European Rollers feed on insects, rodents, and reptiles that it hunts on the ground.

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