Brachypteraciidae – Ground Rollers

Long-tailed Ground Roller (Uratelornis chimaera) ©WikiC

Long-tailed Ground Roller (Uratelornis chimaera) ©WikiC

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CLASS – AVES, Order – CORACIIFORMES, Family – Brachypteraciidae – Ground Rollers


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Species (5)

Short-legged Ground Roller (Brachypteracias leptosomus)
Scaly Ground Roller (Geobiastes squamiger)
Pitta-like Ground Roller (Atelornis pittoides)
Rufous-headed Ground Roller (Atelornis crossleyi)
Long-tailed Ground Roller (Uratelornis chimaera)


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The ground rollers are a small family of non-migratory near-passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. They are related to the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. They most resemble the latter group, and are sometimes considered a sub-family of the true rollers. (Wikipedia with editing)

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