broad-billed roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)
Broad-billed Roller, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar
One of the commoner inhabitants of the forests of Madagascar, the Broad-Billed Roller is easily recognised by its typical series of loud calls.
Swarowski 80 HD 30 X, Coolpix P5100 (Adapter DCB)
Date 19 December 2008, 05:45:48
Source Flickr: Broad-billed Roller, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar
Author Frank Vassen http://www.flickr.com/people/42244964@N03
The broad-billed roller (Eurystomus glaucurus) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds across tropical Africa and Madagascar in all but the driest regions. The broad-billed roller was originally described in the genus Coracias. Formerly, some authorities have considered the broad-billed roller to have been a subspecies of the oriental dollarbird. Alternate names for the broad-billed roller include the African broad-billed roller and cinnamon roller.
Species: Eurystomus glaucurus (Statius Muller, 1776)
Eurystomus orientalis calonyx