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Indian Roller

Coracias benghalensis (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The Indian roller is a bird of the family Coraciidae. It is 30–34 cm (12–13 in) long with a wingspan of 65–74 cm (26–29 in) and weighs 166–176 g (5.9–6.2 oz). The face and throat are pinkish, the head and back are brown, with blue on the rump and contrasting light and dark blue on the wings and tail. The bright blue markings on the wing are prominent in flight. The sexes are similar in appearance. Two subspecies are recognised. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Coraciidae
Genus:
   Coracias
Scientific:
  Coracias benghalensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.106

Protonym:
  Corvus benghalensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727011


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  4F404CB97EC589F3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-4F404CB9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4F404CB9


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554523

Geographic range:

  • Coracias benghalensis benghalensis: E Arabia to ne India
  • Coracias benghalensis indicus: S India and Sri Lanka
English:
Indian Roller
Catalan:
Gaig blau de l'Índia
Czech:
mandelík indický
Danish:
Blåkronet Ellekrage
German:
Bengalenracke
Spanish:
Carraca India
Spanish (Spain):
Carraca india
Finnish:
intiansininärhi
French:
Rollier indien
Croatian:
indijska zlatovrana
Hungarian:
bengál szalakóta
Icelandic:
Hindhrani
Italian:
Ghiandaia marina indiana
Japanese (romaji):
indobuppousou
Japanese:
インドブッポウソウ
Lithuanian:
bengalinis žalvarnis
Dutch:
Indische Scharrelaar
Norwegian:
Bengalråke
Polish:
kraska orientalna
Portuguese:
Rolieiro-indiano
Russian:
Бенгальская сизоворонка
Slovak:
krakľa hnedastá
Serbian:
Indijska modrovrana
Swedish:
Indisk blåkråka
Ukrainian:
сиворакша бенгальська
Chinese:
印度佛法僧
Chinese (Traditional):
棕胸佛法僧


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Indian Roller [Northern] ( Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Indian Roller [Northern] ( Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Indian Roller [Northern] ( Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Indian Roller [Northern] ( Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Indian Roller [Northern] ( Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Indian Roller [Northern] ( Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Indian Roller (Indian) ( Coracias benghalensis benghalensis/indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Indian Roller (Indian) ( Coracias benghalensis benghalensis/indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Indian Roller (Indian) ( Coracias benghalensis benghalensis/indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Coracias [benghalensis or affinis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Indiese troupant
Arabic: الشقراق الهندي
Azerbaijani: Benqal göycəqarğası
Belarusian: Iндыйскі сiваграк
Bulgarian: Бенгалска синявица, Индийска синявица
Bengali: ফািংরা নীরকাে , বাংলা নীলকণ্ঠ
Bengali (transliteration): bānlā nīlakānta
Breton: Korag India
Catalan: Gaig blau de l'Índia
Czech: mandelík indický
Welsh: Rholydd India
Danish: Blåkronet Ellekrage
German: Bengalenracke, Hinduracke
Greek: Ivδική χαλκoκoυρoύvα, Ινδική Χαλκοκουρούνα
English: Indian Roller, Indian Roller (Indian), Indian Roller [Northern], Northern Roller
English, HBW: Indian Roller
English (IOC): Indian Roller, Indian Roller (Indian)
English (United States): Indian Roller
Esperanto: Azia koracio, Hinda koracio
Spanish: Carraca India, Carraca India (benghalensis/indicus)
Spanish (Spain): Carraca india, Carraca India (benghalensis/indicus)
Estonian: india siniraag
Basque: Karraka indiar
Persian: سبزقبای هندی
Finnish: intiansininärhi
French: Rollier indien, Rollier indien (benghalensis/indicus), Rollier indien [benghalensis ou indicus], Rollier indien [benghalensis]
Frisian: Yndyske rôlder
Irish: Iomlascóir Indiach
Galician: Rolieiro da India
Manx: Rolleyder Injinagh
Hebrew: כחל הודי
Hindi: Pal kuruvi
Croatian: indijska zlatovrana
Hungarian: bengál szalakóta, Bengáli szalakóta
Icelandic: Hindhrani, Hindhrani (benghalensis/indicus)
Italian: Ghiandaia marina indiana
Japanese (romaji): indo buppōsō, indobuppousou, indobuppousou (benghalensis/indicus)
Japanese: インドブッポウソウ, インドブッポウソウ (benghalensis/indicus)
Japanese (Kanji): インド仏法僧
Kazakh: Бенгал көкқарғасы
Kirghiz: Бенгал көк каргасы
Scientific: Coracias benghalensis, Coracias benghalensis [benghalensis], Coracias benghalensis benghalensis, Coracias benghalensis benghalensis/indicus, Corvus benghalensis
Lithuanian: Bengalinis žalvarnis, Bengalinis žalvarnis (benghalensis/indicus), Indijinis žalvarnis
Latvian: Indijas zilvārna
Macedonian: Индиска модроврана
Malayalam: പനംകക്ക, പനങ്കാക്ക
Marathi: नीलपंख
Malay: Burung Tiong Gajah
Nepali: ठेउवा
Dutch: Indische Scharrelaar
Norwegian: Bengalråke, bengalråke (benghalensis/indicus), Brednebbråke
Polish: kraska orientalna
Pinyin: zōng-xiōng fó-fǎ-sēng
Portuguese: Rolieiro-indiano
Portuguese (Portugal): rolieiro-indiano
Rhaeto-Romance: Curatscha da l’India
Romanian: Dumbrăveancă de Bengal
Russian: Бенгальская сизоворонка
Northern Sami: Bengalalitguovssat, Indiaalitguovssat
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Dumbonna
Slovak: krakľa hnedastá
Slovenian: indijska zlatovranka
Serbian: Indijska modrovrana, Indijska modrovrana (benghalensis/indicus)
Swedish: Indisk blåkråka
Tamil: Panangadai
Thai: นกตะขาบทุ่ง, นกตะขาบทุ่ง (อินเดีย), นกตะขาบอินเดีย
Thai (Transliteration): nók tà-kʰàap tʰûŋ
Turkish: Hint Gökkuzgun, Hint Gökkuzgunu
Ukrainian: Сиворакша бенгальськa, сиворакша бенгальська
Vietnamese: Chim Sả rừng
Chinese: 印度佛法僧, 棕胸佛法僧
Chinese (Traditional): 棕胸佛法僧

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