The Lilac-breasted Roller.. a painted bird.

Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)

I have posted on this bird before and to see that post CLICK HERE.

During the breeding season, the male will fly to great heights, and descend in swoops and dives, uttering harsh inconsistent cries to it’s normal. I wonder if that is where the name Roller comes from… and a little more research uncovers the following … “Rollers get their name from their impressive courtship flight, a fast, shallow dive from considerable elevation with a rolling or fast rocking motion, accompanied by loud raucous calls.” well I was right then…

This species is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya. (Now I didn’t know that, just shows what a bit of research can uncover)

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