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European roller

Coracias garrulus


This species of roller breeds in Europe and winters(October to March) in Africa. Found in open woodland, they feed primarily on insects


Sikumi forest reserve, dete vlei, hwange area of Zimbabwe. The forest reserve includes a wide vlei, or "extinct" river, which does fill up with waterholes during the wet season, and is fringed with forestland and home to a large variety of species, many of which we saw no where else.

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KarenSaxton 4 years ago

Thank you, Jacob! An honor.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Congratulations, Karen! Your lovely spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen.

KarenSaxton 4 years ago

Thank you! Can't beat being able to take pictures out of an open vehicle

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Awesome Karen

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Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Lat: -18.86, Long: 27.37

Spotted on Jan 3, 2014
Submitted on Sep 9, 2015

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