Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), also known as Blue Jay is a member of the roller family of birds that is found in tropical southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand. It is not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements. They are found in open grassland and light forest areas. It is known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. Males and females are however not readily distinguishable. Several states in India have chosen it as their symbolic bird.It is the state bird of Karnataka an Indian state.