Lilac-breasted Roller (bird a day)

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October 27, 2008A Bird A DayNo comments

I found this bird on accident but it was sooooo colorful I had to share it with all of you! I hope you enjoy him. The Lilac Breasted Roller eats grasshoppers, beetles, occasionally lizards, crabs, and small amphibians. They are African birds found mostly grasslands, open woods and in palm trees. They like to sing loud and proud. According to Krugerpark.co.za, they 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.

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