Lilac Breasted Roller, Serengeti, Tanzania  by Carole-Anne

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Lilac Breasted Roller, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa. (Featured in Africaans Is My Mother Tongue.) The group gets its name from the aerial acrobatics some of these birds perform during courtship or territorial flights. They are monogamous and nest in an unlined hole in a tree or in masonry, and lay 2–4 eggs in the tropics, 3–6 at higher latitudes. The Lilac Breasted Roller is the national bird of Botswana.
Canon 500D, Canon 100-400mm lens.


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  • Colleen Farrell
    Colleen Farrellabout 3 years ago

    Wow, fabulous capture! I can’t remember how I found my way to your gallery, but I’m really enjoying your photos!

  • Thank you Colleen. I’m glad you’re enjoying my work. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    A beautiful pic!

  • Thank you Elizabeth

    – Carole-Anne

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture…love the colorful detail

  • Karen  Burgess
    Karen Burgessover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous…great shot!!

  • Thank you Karen

    – Carole-Anne

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    6 December 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos

    – Carole-Anne

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 IMAGE PER 24HRS 2011/12/07

  • Thank you Magaret

    – Carole-Anne

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    8 Dec. 2011.

    Please click.

  • Thank you Elizabeth

    – Carole-Anne

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 2 years ago

    Love the colours on this beautiful bird which you’ve captured so well: congratulations on the feature!

  • Thank you Rina

    – Carole-Anne

  • Nicole Besch
    Nicole Beschover 2 years ago

    A very beautiful bird with fantastic colors and so well presented!

  • Thank you Nichole

    – Carole-Anne

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    stunning capture of this beautiful bird Carole-Anne.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you Jude

    – Carole-Anne

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