Coraciidae – Rollers

Crow-size, beautifully colored birds; performing acrobatic tactics during their flight

A family of medium-sized roller birds having a large head, long tail feathers, and small bill habituate Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and South Pacific islands. Their physical appearance is stocky and a pretty color combo of pink, blue and brown, like kingfishers, and their inner two feet toes are connected. They fold their wings and roll themselves up after coming down from a straight upward flight to get another long flight hence known as roller birds.

They watch and wait for hunters as they sit motionlessly and observe their prey before trying to catch it. Birds are monogamous, and both parents look after their young. Their diet exclusively consists of small invertebrates, insects, rodents, lizards, and frogs.