Lilac Breasted Roller
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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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- [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
Very colorful bird in proper habitat.
A very beautiful photo of nature also 3 dimensions the colours are stunning well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL