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Lilac-breasted Roller

Coracias caudata


I spotted this in the Kruger National Park, close to the Orpen rest camp. This is one of my favorite bird species, and are found throughout the Kruger National Park.


The species ranges more or less continuously throughout eastern and southern Africa from the Red Sea coasts of Ethiopia and northwest Somalia to the Angola coast and northern South Africa. Lilac Breasted Rollers inhabit acacia country with well spaced trees, rolling bushy game lands, riverside areas and cultivated land, but they do not associate with human habitation.

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Utheowyn 8 years ago

Amazing colors!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Really lovely -looks like the bird has carefully selected and stuck the feathers on itself - very cute ! Thanks for sharing this YvetteM

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Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago


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Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 27, 2013
Submitted on Feb 27, 2013

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