Coracias affinis, Carolus Linnaeus, 1758
The Indochinese roller (Coracias affinis) or Burmese roller, is a member of the roller bird family. It occurs widely from eastern India to China and southeast Asia. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
It is a stocky bird. The crown and vent are blue. The primaries are deep purplish blue with a band of pale blue. The tail 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 shaft streaks. The bare patch around the eye is ochre in colour. The three forward toes are united at the base. Rollers have a long and compressed bill with a curved upper edge and a hooked tip. The nostril is long and exposed and there are long rictal bristles at the base of the bill. It has a purplish brown and unstreaked face and breast. It has underwing coverts in a deep shade of blue. Within the Indian region, it is seen to intergrade with the Indian roller.
Distribution and habitat
The Indochinese roller is distributed across Asia, from eastern India into Southeast Asia..
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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Family Coraciidae Genus Coracias Species Coracias affinis
Corvus benghalensis, Carolus Linnaeus (1758) Coracias indica
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Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Wat Tham Erawan Non-Hunting Area Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Range map of Coracias affinis in Thailand
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