The European roller (Coracias garrulus)

7 Coracias garrulus European Roller credit info DDBRA


The European roller (Coracias garrulus) was a common breeder in the Danube basin (Bohuš 2002, 2011) and a decline started from the 1950s. The use of pesticides (mostly against different Orthoptera- species) was an important factor in the extinction (Kiss & Tokody, 2017). Following a moderate decline during 1970-1990, the species has continued to decline by up to 25% across Europe during 1990-2000. Overall European declines exceeded 30% in three generations (15 years). Data of electrocuted European rollers at power lines have been reported in Csibrány 2016, Demerdzhiev et al. 2014, Demeter et al. 2018).

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The LIFE DANUBE FREE SKY project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. More info.

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The LIFE DANUBE FREE SKY project is part of nature conservation and biodiversity projects in Natura 2000. More info.

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