Broad-billed Roller

Eurystomus glaucurus - Rolle violet

Rolle violet
♂ adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Coraciidés

  • Genus
    :

    Eurystomus

  • Species
    :

    glaucurus

Descriptor

Statius Müller, PL, 1776

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 29 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 84 à 166 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus) is a species of bird in the Coraciidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Eurystomus glaucurus aethiopicus (Ethiopia)
  • Eurystomus glaucurus afer (Senegal and Gambia to n DRCongo and Sudan)
  • Eurystomus glaucurus suahelicus (s Somalia to Uganda, n Zambia, Angola, Mozambique and ne South Africa)
  • Eurystomus glaucurus glaucurus (Madagascar)

Foreign names

  • Rolle violet,
  • Carraca Picogorda,
  • Rolieiro-de-bico-amarelo,
  • Zimtroller,
  • lilatorkú csörgőmadár,
  • Breedbekscharrelaar,
  • Ghiandaia marina beccolargo,
  • Gulnäbbad blåkråka,
  • Brednebbråke,
  • širokozobka škoricová,
  • mandelík skořicový,
  • Brednæbbet Ellekrage,
  • afrikansininärhi,
  • Geelbektroupant,
  • gaig becgròs africà,
  • Brúnhrani,
  • kraskówka afrykańska,
  • mēļā zilvārna,
  • cimetna zlatovranka,
  • Африканский широкорот,
  • アフリカブッポウソウ,
  • 阔嘴三宝鸟,
  • 闊嘴三寶鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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