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Offline tonaidh

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« on: January 06, 2016, 18:30 PM »
I'd just like to cast a general question here. Is it likely that Rollers would be seen in southern Cataluña I.e. in the area around Mora d' Ebre? Just a general location, as I move about in the area when I'm visiting. Never seen one myself, and haven't found any detailed info on distribution. Thanks, Tony

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 12:29 PM »
Hi Tony, the distribution map on wikipedia says yes....
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coracias_garrulus

I saw 2 some years ago south of Barcelona....
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 14:00 PM »
Thanks for that, Clive. I didn't realise they were so widely distributed.  Have to keep an eye out next time I'm out. These short Scottish days are really starting to tear at my serotonin reserves, so any excuse!

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 17:02 PM »
I like the picture on Wikipedia showing one with a scolopendra in its beak!
They are lovely big birds. I found that they normally arrive a little after the bee eaters and leave a little earlier.