Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus

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