State bird of Andhra Pradesh

The state bird of Andhra Pradesh, India, is the Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis). This colorful bird is also known as the Blue Jay or the Neelkanth, and it is known for its distinctive blue and green plumage. The Indian Roller is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and is known for its acrobatic flight displays, during which it performs a series of rolls and flips. It is a common sight in the open fields and grasslands of Andhra Pradesh and is known for its loud, harsh calls. The Indian Roller is a protected species in India and is an important part of the state’s natural heritage.