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European roller

Coracias garrulus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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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3 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 3 years ago

Thank you, Jacob! An honor.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 3 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
KarenSaxton 3 years ago

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

James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Awesome Karen

Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Lat: -18.86, Long: 27.37

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

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