I have attached below the image of a bird that I see everyday from my balcony. Since I do not have a good camera, I searched the image of the bird on Google. It feeds on insects. I live in Satna (Madhya Pradesh), India.

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You are probably seeing an Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis). enter image description here

Which is similar but not the same to the picture you posted; which is a racket-tailed roller (Coracias spatulatus) a similar species of Roller found in Africa.

However in India do occur other 2 species of Roller, the European Roller and the Dollarbird. You can check pictures of this other 2 species online and compare them with the bird you see every day.

  • $\begingroup$ Your guess is that the bird in question is an Indian Roller. However, you also said that there are two species of rollers found in India. Therefore, what I want to ask you is whether the Indian Roller is different from the European Roller or the Dollarbird? $\endgroup$ Aug 10, 2017 at 15:25
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    $\begingroup$ Yes they are different as you can quickly see from a rapid google research. I guessed based on the most common species given in your area and asked you to check. $\endgroup$
    – have fun
    Aug 11, 2017 at 6:24

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