Lilacbreasted Roller (Troupant)

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$53.50
Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

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Sizing Information

Small 11.3" x 8.0"
Medium 17.0" x 12.0"
Large 22.6" x 16.0"
X large 28.3" x 20.0"

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  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

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Artist's Description

I took this photo in the Kruger National Park. (South Africa)
Canon PowerShot S51S
PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered Friends
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Thanks to the person who bought a greeting card on 18 June 2010. Much appreciated!


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The lilacbreasted roller (Coracias caudatus) is a common resident, widespread in Africa south of Congo Basin, but absent from southern South Africa; also found north to East Africa, Ethiopia and Somalia.
They are medium sized birds with a lilac breast and azure blue abdomen. The bird has 7 different shades of blue. Forehead and brow are whitish, the back is brown. The pointed blue outer-tail feathers are elongated to form pointed streamers. Monogamous birds, usually seen solitary or in pairs. During the breeding season both sexes perform characteristic roller aerobatics involving rotating side to side on a downward stoop. It starts with a male sitting opposite a female, and then the male attacking the female. The female responds, they fly straight up, tip forward and fall rapidly with closed wings. As they reach the ground, they level out and fly very fast, rolling four or five times! Sweeping up again, they fly high and repeat the display. Females that have just sexually matured will perform this wedding dance with several males and choose the one with whom the performance went most harmoniously. Harsh, rasping squawks and screams usually accompany this performance.
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