Cyprus is also important for European Roller Coracias
garrulus, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus, Chukar Alectoris chukar and Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus, the latter representing more than one third of the European population.
A 22-year-old, 83-g, male lilac-breasted roller (Coracias
caudata) was presented to the Veterinary Hospital at the National Zoo with a history of weight loss and weakness.
boskianus are the Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis and the Indian Roller Coracias
abbyssinicus Abyssian rollerS 12.
To be on the conservative side, we assume here that the diet of any species considered to be acridivorous does not consist by more than 50 % of grasshopper prey, even if we know for certain species (Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel; Mullie 2009) or suspect for others (White Stork, Abyssinian Roller, Coracias
abyssinica, Woodchat Shrike, Lanius senator) (this study) that the proportion by weight of grasshoppers in their diet may be as high as 80-90%.
The roller (Coracias
garrulus) which, apart from South Africa, has the same range as the European bee-eater, is a bird of lightly wooded areas.
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Development projects according to future master plan of the construction of new enclosures for more captive animals will also have some negative impacts reducing the species number around the study area such as in case of Indian roller Coracias
benghalensis habitat, it was frequently observed near the safari lake but after the construction of ostrich enclosure, it has not been observed probably due to additional disturbance.