#WingedJewels . . . The Lilac Breasted Rollers

Purplerays

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„The Lilac Breasted Rollers… get their name from their impressive courtship flight, a fast, shallow dive from considerable elevation with a rolling or fast rocking motion, accompanied by loud raucous calls.
All rollers appear to be monogamous and highly territorial. The Lilac Breasted Roller will perch on a dead tree, surveying the area for prey…
It is a swift flier, indulging in acrobatics during the breeding season.
They actually breed ‚on the wing‘.“

~ (krugerpark. co. za)

photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/people/ian_white/
Info & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://web.facebook.com/allaboutthebirdsandthebeestheflowersandthetrees/

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