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"Galgulus" redirects here. This genus name was also invalidly given to a toad bug genus (now Gelastocoris) by Latreille around 1802, to the rockfowl (now Picathartes) by Wagler in 1827, and to the Brown-eared Bulbul (Microscelis amaurotis) by Kittlitz in 1832.
Coracias
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Adult European Roller
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae
Genus: Coracias
Linnaeus, 1758
Species
Synonyms

Galgulus Brisson, 1760

Coracias is a genus of the rollers, an Old World family of near passerine birds related to the kingfishers and bee-eaters. They share the colourful appearance of those groups, blues and browns predominating. The two inner front toes are connected, but not the outer one.

These are insect eaters, usually catching their prey in the air. They often perch prominently whilst hunting, like giant shrikes.

The species in taxonomic order are:

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