Indian Roller male and female in courtship

Indian Roller male and female in courtship
Indian Roller male and female in courtship

Indian Roller male and female in courtship, Photographed at Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh state in India. The Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis), is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found widely across tropical Asia stretching from Iraq eastward across the Indian Subcontinent to Indochina 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. It is not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements. The largest populations of the species are within India, and Several states in India have chosen it as their state bird.

 

Photograph ID: _MG_3505 Indian Roller male and female in courtship

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