The European Roller, a species of global conservation concern, is a common passage migrant and breeding summer visitor. It resembles a crow in size and build, but very unlike a crow, it has stunningly colourful plumage. The head, neck and underparts are light blue, whilst the upperparts are brownish-orange. Once the Roller extends its wings one can see the brilliant azure blue leading edge and the contrasting black wing-tips. A short, thin black stripe runs through the eye and the tail is greenish-blue with a darker base.