The Abyssinian Rollers, Coracias abyssinica, can be found across tropical Africa in a belt south of the Sahara.
They are resident in the southern part of its range, but the northern breeding populations move further south after the wet season.
They are often observed perching prominently on trees, posts, or overhead wires.
They favor open country with some trees but have also adapted to farmland and human habitation.
The plumage on the back is brown and the rest of the plumage is mostly blue.
Males and females look alike. Juveniles have a duller plumage.
These birds are fearless, and particularly near their nesting sites, will dive at humans and other perceived intruders.
Diet / Feeding
Their diet mainly consists of large insects worms, and other invertebrates.
Nesting / Breeding
They nest in scantily lined nesting holes, either in a tree or building.
The average clutch consists of 3-6 eggs.
Calls / Vocalizations
They make harsh crow-like gak sounds, or a screeched aaaargh can be heard…