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Indian Roller नील कंठ …the state bird of Bihar

In to the wilderness... In to the wilderness… Indian Roller  नील कंठ Photo Feature by Chandan singh Indian Roller नील कंठ The Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis) is locally known as “Neel Kanth ” and is chosen as the state bird for the Indian states of Bihar, Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. The local name of this once often sighted bird is Neelakant ,नील कंठ(meaning “blue throat”), a name associated with the deity Shiva (who drank poison resulting in the blue throat). During former times, a captive roller would be released by... 
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