lilac-breasted roller, Botswana's unofficial national bird

7 comments so far...

b4light March 23, 2012, 07:26 PM
Beautiful shot!
MickPt March 24, 2012, 12:52 PM
Amazing shot.
Dorota.Z March 24, 2012, 10:41 PM
Euzkerika Orozco March 26, 2012, 05:27 AM
What an amazing shot of a beautiful bird!!!! :D
marco_vdw March 26, 2012, 09:09 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments and the favs.
mramshaw March 29, 2012, 10:08 PM
Great flight shot, striking colours.
marco_vdw March 30, 2012, 09:50 AM
Thanks mramshaw.
When it is sitting, with the wing feather folded in, the bird looks fairly unassuming, a bit bland actually apart from the lilac coloring on its chest. But when it flies, it suddenly displays these bright colours of its wing feathers and is quite stunning to see.
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