February 20, 2017 - Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)
Requested by: @redcloud
These rollers are found across much of South Asia to parts of the Middle East. They eat mostly insects, including beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, wasps, flies, and moths. In some areas they also eat amphibians. They hunt from a perch, swooping down onto their prey, or forage on the ground. Males perform elaborate aerial courtship displays, flying high into the air and back down acrobatically while calling. Nesting in cavities in trees or structures, they incubate their eggs for about 20 days and chicks fledge in a little over a month.