The Lilac-breasted Roller, with beautiful lilac, turquoise, royal blue and cinnamon plumage, comes from sub-Saharan Africa
(mainly eastern/southern) and southern Arabia.
Striking in the sunlight, male and female have similar plumage. Adult birds have two long plumes in their turquoise tails.
Accomplished flyers, the Roller group of birds are named after the aerial rolls and swoops they make in courtship.
Even the back's beautiful
Though not as attractive as the pastel-coloured front