European Roller Coracias garrulus

Family: Coraciidae (Rollers)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species is assessed as Least Concern. The population size and range are large and do not approach the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable and, although the population is still believed to be declining, the declines are not thought to be sufficiently rapid to warrant listing as Near Threatened. The European population is still thought to be declining but at a less severe rate and the Central Asian population is not thought to be suffering significant declines. Conservation actions in several countries have contributed to national recoveries.

Population size: 100000-499999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 19,900,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Coracias garrulus. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.