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European Roller


European Roller
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-25 13:45
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-25 15:22]

Hi Eyal,absolutely fantastic this in flight capture of the european roller,a specie not often seen on Tn,the details are really impressives despite the quick mouvement,perfect exposure and very bright colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Eyal,
Excellent photograph of Euroean Roller, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,
Daystar-7

Hello Eyal,
Excellent photograph......
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

amazing capture, dash Ori

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