Lilacbreasted Roller (Pair)
Male Lilacbreastd Roller (R) in breeding colors offering the bug in his beak to his mate. [Otjiwarango, Namibia].
These ae the same Lilacbreasted Rollers as in the previous image They have switched positions. Might she be having 'the last word' about something?.[Otjiwarango, Namibia].
This is the most beautifully colored & largest specimen of a male Lilacbreasted Roller that I have ever seen in 16 African safaris. He has just caught the bug in his beak. [Ndutu woodlands, Tanzania].
An adult Lilac-Breasted Roller [Serengeti,Tanzania].
An adult Lilac-breasted Roller. [Serengeti, Tnazania].
Subadult Lilacbreasted Roller
A subadult Lilac-breasted Roller lacking the brighter, more distinct colors of the adult.
Lilacbreasted Roller Male
A Lilacbreasted Roller male in breeding season calling to a female. He was dashing around wildly trying to get her attention. [Moremi NP, Botswana].
A double image of two different Lilac-breasted Rollers, showing a subtle variation in the color of the breast.
A mature male Lilac-breasted Roller in flight.
1st image:This is the Lilacbreasted Roller male that you will see in the next three images. He has been busy bringing food to his young in the tree burrow. [Botswana]....
Lilac Breasted Roller
2nd image:...the male LBR dropping food to the chicks in the nest. [Botswana]....
...He's just looking at his brood to check that they got fed....
...a brief rest before he goes back out to forage for more food. This species is primarily an insect eater....
...off he goes to rest a bit and then catch more insects for the mother, himself, and the always hungry chicks. [Botswana].
The European Roller is a migrant to East Africa. [Serengeti, Tanzania].
A European Roller In flight showing the beautiful underside of its wings. [Serengeti, Tanzania].
A Purple Roller resting on a dead branch. [Sabi Sabi, South Africa].
A double image of the same Purple Roller in 2 views of its head. [Botswana]
A Purple Roller in flight showing the beautiful coloring of its body and underwing feathers.
Note the small tennis rackets on the tail of this roller.
Lilac Breasted Roller Pair