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Abyssinian Roller

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Alternate name
Coracias abyssinica Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Coraciidae Family   
28-30 cm Length
Forest, grassland, dry savanna & shrubland below 850 m in: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, C?e d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda & Yemen. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3-6 eggs Clutch  
Small mammals, birds, reptile, amphibians and large insects. Food   Diet
1031 World Number

Least Concern



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