The Indian roller gains its name from its elaborate courtship displays, during which it performs some startling aerobatics culminating in a series of ‘rolling’ motions. The Indian roller is a medium-sized bird which, when perched, appears a fairly drab brown, with a blue crown and lower wing. In flight, however, it is extremely striking, with its deep purple-black wings, bright blue rump, and a blue band across the tail becoming visible. Its eyes are greyish-brown and the strong, hook-tipped bill is blackish-brown. (Source)

This looks like a bird that was colored in MS Paint or something.


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