The usual diet of the Purple-winged Roller, a species endemic to Sulawesi, is grasshoppers, locusts, beetles and small lizards. This note describes an observation of this species preying on an adult Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus. The presence of birds in the diet of other roller species is discussed.
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Field of Research
060801 Animal Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective
960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity