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Broad - billed Roller

Broad - billed Roller
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2, White Background Wildlife Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-09-29 5:16
Viewed: 390
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Broad - billed Roller
Place - Kruger National Park, South Africa

New Species For Treknature

The Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds across tropical Africa and Madagascar in all but the driest regions. It is a wet season breeder, which migrates from the northern and southern areas of its range towards the moister equatorial belt in the dry season.
The broad-billed roller is 29–30 cm in length. It has a warm back and head, lilac foreneck and breast, with the rest of the plumage mainly brown. The broad bill is bright yellow. Sexes are similar, but the juvenile is a drabber version of the adult, with a pale breast. The broad-billed roller is striking in its strong direct flight, with the brilliant blues of the wings and tail contrasting with the brown back.

The call of the broad-billed roller is a snarling k-k-k-k-k-r-r-r-r-r sound.

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Very nice bird Srikumar. Background ta pele aro bhalo lagto.

hallo Sri
very good sharpness picture with good details
BUT the BG ??
gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-09-29 13:49]

Hi Srikumar,another top class pic,the best sharpness and colors for this magnificent bird not often seen on TN,no problem for the white background,it's the law of backlight exposure. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is shwoing the details of the Broad - billed Roller. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Another documentary-presentation, useful note, also great details well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-10-05 17:24]

Hi Srikumar
Interesting bird and pp work.

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