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Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1512 W: 24 N: 2212] (14356)
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 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-11-17 10:34
Viewed: 50
Points: 6
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Lilac Breasted Roller Facts (Coracias caudatus)

I have captured this picture of Lilac-breasted Roller at Kruger National Park, during our visit in December 2018. Light was in my favour but bit strong, so I reduced exposure before clicking.

The lilac-breasted roller could have just as easily been called the “rainbow roller.” They have around 8 colors; green, white, black, yellow, turquoise, dark blue, reddish brown, and of course lilac. That is one colorful bird!

Rollers, in general, owe their common name to their mating display, which consists of a lot of dives and swoops accompanied by loud and harsh cries.

During a mating flight, a lilac-breasted roller will fly upwards for about ten meters (33 feet) and then swoop down with wings closed.

In another aerial stunt, the lilac-breasted roller will roll from side to side while flying very fast. If the aerial courtship is successful, the two birds will mate in the air.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2019-11-17 12:56]

Hi Srikumar,excellent light so...a great result! Magnificent capture of this colorful roller,perfect pose and bright colors,just a pity for the blurred branch in front,but this is an unlucky thing like some backgrounds of my butterflies,well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,

Very colorful bird in proper habitat.


A very beautiful photo of nature also 3 dimensions the colours are stunning well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL

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