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The Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), also called the Blue Jay in former times, is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found in southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand and are best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. They are very commonly seen perched along roadside trees and wires and are commonly seen in open grassland and scrub forest habitats. Several states in India have chosen it as their symbol.
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), Bandhavgarh National Park, India, Asia
Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 200 mm, 1/350 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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