European Roller

Ebro depression / Signature birds

An African bird, the only representative of its genus in Europe. It arrives here in April/May and leaves in September. Body and wings of a distinctive blue colour, chestnut back and it feeds on insects and small vertebrates that it hunts from perched positions.

Lives in steppe areas and arable areas with scattered trees and nests in holes in trees and buildings. In Aragón this species is expanding, despite the threats caused by changes in agriculture and destruction of habitat.