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Lilac-breasted Roller

Coracias caudatus

Description:

Lilac-breasted rollers are a brightly colored bird usually found in treeless areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Their name comes from their breathtaking courtship flight, a shallow dive from a high elevation with a rolling or rocking motion and raucous calls.

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16 Comments

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 6 years ago

Thank you KarenLockyear! It's beautiful.

KarenLockyear
KarenLockyear 6 years ago

Finished the painting and sent you an email. Thanks again!

KarenLockyear
KarenLockyear 6 years ago

Wonderful! Thank you very much! I will indeed send you a pic when I'm done.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 6 years ago

Hi KarenLockyear, feel free! Would you please send me a link to the completed project when you're done? Thank you! (Contact me at savemacritchie@gmail.com.)

KarenLockyear
KarenLockyear 6 years ago

duttagupta, not sure whether you saw my previous comment - this is such a lovely photo! Thank you for posting it. Would you mind if I painted it for personal use and possibly to sell prints?

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Thanks! I never got into painting, but I used to make color pencil drawings of birds similar to the illustrations in field guides.

KarenLockyear
KarenLockyear 6 years ago

I paint mostly in acrylics, but I'd like to expand into oils as well. I've always been an occasional hobbyist; recently I've begun pursuing it more seriously. And btw, your photos are lovely - that fairy duster shot in particular is stunning.

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

What medium do you use?

KarenLockyear
KarenLockyear 6 years ago

Thank you!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

I don't have the best photos, but you can paint any of my spottings. Just don't display the original pictures.

KarenLockyear
KarenLockyear 6 years ago

Gorgeous photo! Would you mind if I painted this photo for display and possibly sale?

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 6 years ago

So do I. :)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

I love the colors on these.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Real nice shot!

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 6 years ago

Thank you Desmond.E.S.O!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Nice Photo!

duttagupta35504
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Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Dec 19, 2014
Submitted on Dec 19, 2014

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