Purple-winged Roller
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Purple-winged Roller

Purple-winged roller
Coracias temminckii by John Gerrard Keulemans.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae
Genus: Coracias
Species:
C. temminckii
Binomial name
Coracias temminckii
(Vieillot, 1819)
Synonyms
  • Garrulus Temminckii

The purple-winged roller (Coracias temminckii) is a species of bird in the family Coraciidae. It is endemic to the Sulawesi subregion in Indonesia and can be found on the islands of Sulawesi, Bangka, Lembeh, Manterawu, Muna and Butung.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The purple-winged roller was originally described as belonging to the genus Garrulus. Alternate names for the purple-winged roller include the Celebes roller, Sulawesi roller, and Temminck's roller.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Coracias temminckii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22682905A92967591. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22682905A92967591.en. Retrieved 2018.



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