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
2021-09-25 11:31Las Playitas1
2021-09-27 17:12Estuário do Cávado--frente ribeirinha de Fão1
2021-10-02 15:30Ria de Aveiro--Salreu (rede de percursos pedestres)1
2021-09-26 19:13Laguna de Sant Mateu1
2021-10-16 11:31Congost de Collegats--Sector Nord1
2021-09-26 15:10Sofia Airport Park1
2021-10-09 16:00Mandria (Μανδριά)--Coast1
2021-09-23 07:30IBA Göksu Deltasi--Akgöl--gözlem kulesi1
2021-09-27 15:59IBA Göksu Deltası--genel area1
2021-10-10 07:13Wadi Habesor bridge גשר נחל הבשור1
2021-09-30 09:12Hatzor Reservoir==מאגר חצור3
2021-10-10 06:30Hatzuk Beach, Tel Aviv חוף הצוק, תל אביב1
2021-09-23 06:21Givat Brenner fields and ponds==גבעת ברנר שדות ומאגר1
2021-10-12 11:46Arsuf Kedem, Israel National Trail חוף ארסוף1
2021-10-13 08:00Arsuf Gliders Airstrip ארסוף מנחת טיסנים1
2021-10-04 06:05Poleg Marshes ביצות נחל פולג1
2021-10-16 07:01Ben Gurion memorial park פארק קבר בן גוריון1
2021-09-27 09:53Mikne Hill תל מיקנה2
2021-09-23 13:08Taninim Hill תל תנינים1
2021-09-24 09:08Tuzla Gölü1
2021-10-09 10:58Na'an Reservoir מאגר נען1
2021-09-28 17:33Timsah spring and fields בריכת תמסח ושדות מזרחית למעגן מיכאל1
2021-10-16 07:08Tal Shachar Reservoir and fields==טל שחר מאגר ושדות1
2021-09-24 06:12Hama'apil Fishponds בריכות המעפיל1
2021-10-04 07:03Hama'apil fields שדות המעפיל1
2021-10-21 07:58Tsor'a fields שדות צרעה1
2021-09-29 12:30Yeruham Lake פארק אגם ירוחם1
2021-10-04 06:25תל שוכה - גבעת התורמוסים1
2021-09-24 06:50Ein Hamifratz Fishponds בריכות עין המפרץ2
2021-09-30 08:39Mishmar Ha'Emek fields שדות משמר העמק1
2021-09-28 07:51Mishmar Haemek Reservoir מאגר משמר העמק2
2021-10-05 10:09Einot reservoir מאגר עינות1
2021-10-01 06:45International Birding and Research Center Eilat (IBRCE) מרכז הצפרות הבינלאומי אילת1
2021-09-28 10:21Genigar reservoirs==מאגרי גניגר1
2021-10-09 16:26Ginnegar גניגר3
2021-10-04 08:00מאגר חרוד - Harod Reservoir1
2021-09-25 16:38Horkania Valley בקעת הורקניה1
2021-10-08 06:50Be'et Shean Valley--general area עמק בית שאן אזור כללי3
2021-10-15 08:23Kfar Ruppin western fields כפר רופין שדות מערביים2
2021-10-08 10:13Tel Saharon NR שמורת תל סהרון1
2021-09-30 10:51Tirat Zvi fish ponds בריכות טירת צבי1
2021-10-16 07:23Alfalfa south of Tel Saharon אספסת מדרום לתל סהרון1
2021-09-28 10:30Ma'oz Haim alfalfa fields שדות אספסת מעוז חיים1
2021-09-23 10:33Agamon Hahula, Botanical Gardens==אגמון החולה גנים בוטניים1
2021-10-14 15:34Kfar Ruppin fishponds בריכות כפר רופין1
2021-09-30 17:50Kfar Ruppin lower reservoirs כפר רופין מאגרים תחתונים1
2021-10-02 11:05Scenic Route Jordan River==דרך נוף גאון הירדן1
2021-09-26 09:12Kfar Ruppin Amud Reservoir מאגר עמוד כפר רופין2
2021-10-09 06:11Hula Valley--Lake Agmon אגמון החולה13
2021-10-05 06:28Agamon Hula ringing station תחנת הטיבוע אגמון החולה6
2021-10-06 07:25Ammiq Wetland (restricted access--contact Skaff Estate)1
2021-10-08 08:45Meitzar Reservoir==מאגר מיצר2
2021-10-10 07:40Milleyha ve sahil şeridi1
2021-09-27 16:35Afşin Kuzey1
2021-10-09 08:04Kibale Forest NP1
2021-10-18 06:30Mukambi Safari Lodge1
2021-09-23 10:34KAUST--King Abdullah Monument (restricted access)1
2021-10-02 06:46Saghalvasho Raptor Watchpoint1
2021-09-27 15:16Musango Safari Camp1
2021-09-23 12:50IBA Kuyucuk Gölü1
2021-10-17 08:06Gatamaiyu Forest1
2021-10-12 09:00Aras Kuş Halkalama İstasyonu1
2021-10-20 06:33Nairobi NP1
2021-10-16 09:15Mt. Kenya NP--Castle Forest and Lodge
2021-10-02 11:56Nehil Sazlıkları (Kuzey)2
2021-10-09 15:18IBA Igdir Ovasi--Aralik sulak alanlar1
2021-10-15 07:00Tsavo West NP (general)2
2021-10-03 10:08Abraq Al-Habari1
2021-10-09 06:09Tana Delta--Kalota1
2021-09-28 09:38Sabah Al-Ahmad Nature Reserve (No Access)1
2021-10-02 06:00Irakhiya Farm3
2021-09-28 10:30Fazia'a Protected area (restricted)2
2021-10-01 07:04Sila'a--general area1
2021-10-07 16:20Emirates Palace2
2021-10-02 06:45Lulu Island1
2021-09-30 16:20Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (restricted access)1
2021-10-09 09:54Al Maha Forest--pivot viewpoint1
2021-09-26 07:06Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary--Flamingo Hide1
2021-10-06 06:28Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Pivots (no access)1
2021-09-24 13:30Al Marmoom DCR--Long Expo Lakes2
2021-10-07 09:30Ayn Tabraq3
2021-09-30 07:23Siah al-Miyah (no access)8
2021-10-17 13:30Mirbat Public Park3
2021-10-05 06:00Private estate near Green Mubazzarah1
2021-10-03 07:05Kirthar NP--Khar Center6
2021-10-10 15:56Thado River, Gadap1
2021-10-16 08:30Mithapur Township3
2021-10-03 08:00Piyoni Mahadev6
2021-09-25 09:15Fot Mahadev Scrub Forest10
2021-09-24 06:15Charkhala Salt Pans2
2021-09-24 13:59Devisar village and Khandavara pir,Banni,Kutch12
2021-09-24 08:01Bhimsar, Kutch (OBI)9
2021-09-23 14:25Khatri Talab3
2021-09-26 15:50Rudramata Bridge7
2021-10-17 17:30Narara Marine NP7
2021-09-26 07:00Epicenter homestay6
2021-09-29 17:00Epicenter Homestay, Lodai, Gujarat1
2021-10-19 10:30Barda WLS--General
2021-09-29 07:00Banni Grasslands--Lodai1
2021-10-18 06:45Mokarsagar Wetland Complex6
2021-10-16 07:30Rangpar Lake, Jamnagar6
2021-09-24 16:00Dhichda2
2021-10-13 17:37Bedi Port Rd1
2021-09-23 17:00Lakhota Lake4
2021-09-26 08:15Rangmati Dam4
2021-10-12 07:09Desert NP--Sam to Sudasari Road4
2021-10-15 07:04Desert NP (DNP) & Surroundings--General Area2
2021-10-15 07:00Balachadi Beach5
2021-09-25 13:30Bada Bagh2
2021-10-16 07:13Khirasara Vidi1
2021-10-10 07:30Nyari-Khirasara Birding Corridor2
2021-10-10 07:13Nyari-1 Dam2
2021-10-11 08:00Thebi Dam4
2021-09-25 15:10Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary11
2021-10-01 07:21Little Rann of Kachchh--Zinzuwada entry4
2021-10-09 17:53Wadhwan (OBI)1
2021-10-09 18:06Vadala Dam2
2021-10-10 10:49Vadla Dam (Sukhdisar Bird Migration Point)3
2021-10-10 13:30Bhaskarpura Wetland4
2021-10-02 11:43Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur1
2021-10-17 08:36Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary1
2021-10-04 12:59Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul2
2021-10-15 16:15Velavadar NP10
2021-10-20 13:32Hills surrounding Malnath Mahadev Temple1
2021-10-18 16:06Lake on New Port - Airport Rd1
2021-10-01 17:14Avaniya Lake2
2021-10-06 10:46Thol Bird Sanctuary1
2021-10-09 16:20Rancharda Lake2
2021-10-03 17:31Aranya Udhyan1
2021-10-02 09:50Herbal Park/ Botanical Park (OBI)1
2021-09-26 06:49Vishal's birding ditch2
2021-10-10 08:30Sindhrot Nature Education Park1
2021-10-03 06:59Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala3
2021-10-20 12:15Viva wetlands, Virar3
2021-10-09 08:45Merces, Near Suruchi beach2
2021-10-02 07:18Bena, Near Suruchi Beach1
2021-10-16 08:13Akshi Beach1
2021-10-10 16:00Salt Flats, Near Bhandup Pumping Station1
2021-10-07 08:39Saaral Beach1
2021-10-21 07:41Panje, Uran2
2021-10-16 12:58Pagote - Uran1
2021-10-03 07:00Chirgaon, Raigad Dt1
2021-10-16 17:53Vansda NP1
2021-10-17 10:35Mahal Campsite1
2021-10-09 07:00Gangapur Dam backwaters, Nashik1
2021-10-18 17:13Tal Chhapar Sanctuary2
2021-10-15 15:15Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area1
2021-10-12 03:05Lethipora3
2021-10-04 10:45ARAI Hills (Vetal Tekdi)1
2021-10-09 15:00Bhor1
2021-10-03 09:00Kaas Plateau, Satara1
2021-10-21 09:05Chalkewadi1
2021-10-16 15:25Central University Of Rajasthan1
2021-10-09 08:27Jhal Thikriwala- Punjab2
2021-10-05 16:20Saligao Fields1
2021-10-03 14:48Sambhar Lake1
2021-09-27 09:00Divar Island1
2021-10-02 14:30Morgaon3
2021-10-14 16:02Punjab Agricultural University1
2021-09-24 07:00MIDC Dry lands and dry deciduous forest2
2021-09-28 07:36Sarola Baddi road1
2021-10-12 07:02Bhigwan -- Bhigwan Hills1
2021-09-28 06:15Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary2
2021-09-25 06:30Bhigwan -- Vitthalwadi2
2021-10-08 06:15Jhalana Safari Park2
2021-10-02 06:11Rashin Outskirts1
2021-10-13 09:00Barkheda Pond (OBI)1
2021-10-20 16:37Abheda Mahal Talab2
2021-09-22 07:30Manethi2
2021-09-28 07:47Manethi Village (OBI)4
2021-10-11 15:55Ghandka road - Sariska Raj.1
2021-10-01 05:17Karnakawas hill Sariska1
2021-09-26 05:20Tarunda - Sariska1
2021-10-20 07:32Hatnur Dam (IBA)1
2021-10-17 07:23Jayanti Devi Dam1
2021-10-03 09:12Ranthambore NP--Zone 4--Rajbagh1
2021-09-26 06:36Jawaharpur,Derabassi,near Chandigarh1
2021-09-26 07:00Mandothi4
2021-10-09 07:00Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN3
2021-09-26 09:00Outskirts of Solapur (OBI)3
2021-10-09 09:18Mangar Bani1
2021-10-15 11:01Mangar village1
2021-10-07 09:03Mangar mohit farm1
2021-09-23 16:15Madayi Para1
2021-10-05 06:47Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2021-10-02 07:45Amipur faridabad IN-HR2
2021-10-09 07:08Bharatpur--Malah Road Marsh1
2021-10-09 07:35Jatoli road1
2021-10-10 07:12Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP2
2021-10-08 07:55Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori1
2021-09-25 08:00Chondi Grassland ಚೊಂಡಿ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಾವಲು ಪ್ರದೇಶ2
2021-09-30 07:30Janawad ಜನವಾಡ2
2021-10-20 06:47Jayamangali Blackbuck Conservation Reserve2
2021-10-11 06:51Hoskote / Hosakote Kere1
2021-10-17 06:30Mastemau - Gomti South Bank behind Cricket Stadium Ekana1