Roller FAQs:


Q: Are rollers an Old World family?

A: Yes, and Coraciidae, of near passerine birds.

Q: Are rollers black?

A: Yes.

Q: Are rollers found in warmer parts of the Old World?

A: Yes.

Q: Are rollers similar in general morphology to their relatives in the order Coraciiformes?

A: Yes, and having large heads on short necks, bright plumage, weak feet and short legs.

Q: Is a roller completely migratory?

A: Yes, and breeding in Europe and wintering in Africa, and the dollarbird also leaves much of its breeding range in winter.

Q: Are rollers found on Madagascar?

A: Yes.

Q: Are rollers watch-and wait hunters?

A: Yes.

Q: Are rollers noisy and aggressive when defending their nesting territories?

A: Yes, and which they patrol while displaying their striking plumage.

Q: Are rollers birds of warm climates in the Old World?

A: Yes, and fossil records show that rollers were present in North America during the Eocene.