Monday, July 9, 2018

Lilac Breasted Roller

We saw the lilac breasted roller when we visited Kenya and Tanzania four years ago. On our most recent trip I got photos of one on an isolated road in Etosha National Park in Namibia. 
In Etosha NP. It looks like the wind was mussing up the feathers a bit. 
My best picture was taken in Zambezi National Park, outside Victoria Falls, when we were driving out for our canoe trip. The backdrop was not blue sky, so the variations of color stand out better.
The colors on this one are distinct and crisp.
Finally, in Hwang NP in Zimbabwe we had a day where we were seeing them everywhere (along with yellow-billed hornbills, another of my favorite birds). 
This one captures the colors pretty well. 
This one doesn't capture the colors as well, but does get the forked tail. 

1 comment:

  1. These were my favorite birds on the trip. I can still hear our guide saying their name in his wonderful African accent.