Look Ma, No Hands
An Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis photographed in the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve expertly tosses a scorpion into the air before swallowing it. Commonly seen in open grassland and scrub forest habitats, the Roller feeds on insects, arachnids, small reptiles and amphibians. The bird hunts by sitting motionless at a high vantage point, before swooping down on unsuspecting prey… after which it returns to its perch to wait for another meal.
Photo: Susmita Datta