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Rollers Coraciidae (1)

(Banner Photos: European Roller by Mike Grimes)

European Roller Coracias garrulus
Rare Vagrant.
Three county records up to end of 2013.

2011 Aghada, one on 26th September.

Pre 1900 Near Dummanway, no date. Kennedy, Ruttledge & Scroope, 1954.
1884 Near Skibbereen, immature male, 29th October. Kennedy, Ruttledge & Scroope, 1954.

Distribution: a widespread summer visitor to southern and eastern Europe,
which constitutes >50% of its global breeding range. (Birdlife International)