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Lilacbreasted Roller IV


Lilacbreasted Roller IV
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Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Mark II N, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-08 1:15
Viewed: 4021
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lilacbreasted Roller : distinguished from similar Racket-tailed Roller by its obvious lilac, not blue breast, by being generally paler and by having pointed, elongated outer tail feathers. Imm : lacks elongated outer tail feathers but the Lilac-coloured breast differentiates it from the european and Racket-tailed Rollers. Habitat : Mixed areas of thornveld, open broad-leafed woodland and alongside roads. Common in the northern part of the region in South Africa. Call : Harsh squawks and screams when displaying.

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Hi Farid

Now that is a big bug this Roller has caught for dinner. Well seen and good timing. Excellent camera work. TFS.

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