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A stunning roller with a brilliant blue and brown plumage and long tail streamers, spotted here in Niamey near the river Niger. Found across tropical Africa in a belt south of the Sahara.
Garden with trees, close to river.
Over a three weeks stay in Niamey I saw this bird everyday close to the river. I only ever saw one bird at a time and I assumed it was the same individual. This bird is found in open country with some trees, as well as farmland and inhabited areas.