The European roller (Coracias garrulus) is the only member of the roller family of birds to breed in Europe. Its overall range extends into the Middle East and Central Asia and Morocco.

There are two subspecies: the nominate garrulus, which breeds from in north Africa from Morocco east to Tunisia, southwest and south-central Europe and Asia Minor east through northwest Iran to southwest Siberia; and semenowi, which breeds in Iraq and Iran (except northwest) east to Kashmir and north to Turkmenistan, south Kazakhstan and northwest China (west Xinjiang). The European roller is a long-distance migrant, wintering in southern Africa in two distinct regions, from Senegal east to Cameroon and from Ethiopia west to Congo and south to South Africa.

It is a bird of warm, dry, open country with scattered trees, preferring lowland open countryside with patches of oak Quercus forest, mature pine Pinus woodland with heathery clearings, orchards, mixed farmland, river valleys, and plains with scattered thorny or leafy trees. It winters primarily in dry wooded savanna and bushy plains, where it typically nests in tree holes.
European Roller
Date Location Count
2020-11-07 08:30Los Rodeos1
2020-10-28 14:00RNN de l'Étang de la Horre (RNN149)
2020-11-14 06:20Timorim מט"ש תימורים2
2020-10-31 07:47Pel'I Reservoir מאגר פלא"י2
2020-11-08 07:40Tsor'a fields שדות צרעה1
2020-11-20 22:03Santawani Lodge4
2020-11-18 06:33Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle3
2020-11-15 10:18Maasai Mara NR--Northern section and boundaries2
2020-11-17 07:07Serengeti NP--Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge10
2020-11-14 15:47Serengeti NP--Seronera15
2020-11-14 13:38Serengeti NP--Naabi Hill Gate10
2020-11-07 06:50Samburu NR1
2020-11-02 07:10Buffalo Springs NR1
2020-11-24 07:35Tarangire NP1
2020-11-18 09:00Magongo Hills1
2020-11-18 11:47Tsavo West NP--northern section
2020-11-21 11:23Tsavo West NP--Ngulia Lodge
2020-11-21 14:35Tsavo West NP (general)1
2020-11-23 08:26Garissa (general)3
2020-11-25 10:15Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2020-11-26 07:16Mikumi NP1
2020-11-14 10:41Ngezi Forest1
2020-11-07 06:54Sulaibiya Pivot Fields - Southern Section (Restricted Access)1
2020-11-21 14:30Nibela Floodplains2
2020-10-29 16:30Jebel Dhanna--hotels1
2020-11-02 14:00Jabal Samhan2
2020-10-30 16:00parth kansara photography1
2020-10-29 17:20Khirasara Grassland1
2020-10-29 17:15Nyari-1 Dam1
2020-11-07 18:28Garida Dam1
2020-11-04 13:14Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary1
2020-11-17 07:36Bhaskarpara Narmada Canal Area1
2020-10-29 10:30Vadla Dam( 22.916, 71.971)2
2020-10-29 08:30Avaniya Lake2
2020-11-08 15:40Narda Wetland1
2020-11-17 07:30Pariej Lake1
2020-11-04 06:35Bhuigaon Village-- Vasai2
2020-11-21 07:02Merces, Near Suruchi beach1
2020-11-22 07:40Bena, Near Suruchi Beach1
2020-11-08 07:00Atmalingeshwar Temple, Shivansai1
2020-11-15 08:00Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang1
2020-11-08 08:20Haji Malang2
2020-10-31 08:24Anjaneri Hill1
2020-10-31 07:08Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area2
2020-11-17 11:33Ratanmahal WLS2
2020-11-01 09:12Rampura Grasslands2
2020-11-08 07:00Pabe ghat1
2020-11-01 08:01Windmill Farm, Sinnar2
2020-11-19 07:00ARAI Hills (Vetal Tekdi)1
2020-10-30 06:30Pingori village(Jejuri)2
2020-11-16 16:44Sawantwadi1
2020-10-31 10:00BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus1
2020-11-20 07:00Morgaon1
2020-11-12 07:00Nakane Lake, Dhule1
2020-11-01 07:13Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary1
2020-10-28 15:13Nursery PDKV2
2020-11-03 08:54Halalu ಹಲಾಳು1