Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Typical Rollers :: Rufous-crowned Roller

Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevia

Described by: Daudin (1800)
Alternate common name(s): Purple Roller
Old scientific name(s): Coracias naevius


Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Dan Marsh  Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek 
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N. subsaharan Africa. S. tropical Africa;
Two distinct populations;
(1) Sw. Mauritania and Senegambia e. through s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, s. Chad and s. Sudan to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and n. Tanzania.
(2) Angola, s. Zaire s. to sc. Namibia and South Africa (e. Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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