ground roller


ground roller

bird
 any of five species of pigeon-sized birds that comprise the family Brachypteracidae (order Coraciiformes) known for their tumbling flight. They are found only in Madagascar. Four species inhabit deep forest; one, the long-tailed ground roller (Uratelornis chimaera), confined to a small desert in southwestern Madagascar, is nearly extinct. Ground rollers range from 30 to 40 centimetres (12 to 16 inches) in length.

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  • Ground roller — Roller Roll er, n. 1. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts. [1913 Webster] 2. A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground-roller — Taxobox name = Ground Rollers regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Brachypteraciidae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1854 subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = * Brachypteracias * Geobiastes *… …   Wikipedia

  • ground-roller — madagaskariniai žalvarniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Atelornis angl. ground roller vok. Erdracke, f rus. земляная ракша ателорнис, f pranc. brachyptérolle, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dirviniai žalvarniai… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ground roller — noun Madagascan roller with terrestrial and crepuscular habits that feeds on e.g. insects and worms • Hypernyms: ↑roller * * * noun : any of certain Madagascan birds (family Coraciidae) of terrestrial and crepuscular habits frequenting forests… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pitta-like Ground-roller — Taxobox name = Pitta like Ground roller status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Brachypteraciidae genus = Atelornis species = A. pittoides binomial = Atelornis… …   Wikipedia

  • Short-legged Ground-roller — Taxobox name = Short legged Ground roller status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Brachypteraciidae genus = Brachypteracias species = B. leptosomus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Scaly Ground-roller — Taxobox name = Scaly Ground roller status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Brachypteraciidae genus = Brachypteracias species = B. squamiger binomial = Brachypteracias …   Wikipedia

  • Long-tailed Ground-roller — Taxobox name = Long tailed Ground roller status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Brachypteraciidae genus = Uratelornis genus authority = species = U. chimaera… …   Wikipedia

  • Rufous-headed Ground-roller — Taxobox name = Rufous headed Ground roller status = NT | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Brachypteraciidae genus = Atelornis species = A. crossleyi binomial = Atelornis… …   Wikipedia

  • rufous-headed ground-roller — Kroslio madagaskarinis žalvarnis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Atelornis crossleyi angl. rufous headed ground roller vok. Lätzchenerdracke, f rus. кросслеева земляная ракша ателорнис, f pranc. brachyptérolle de Crossley …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas


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