Lilac-breasted Roller


Rollers are the size of jays with the alertness of a flycatcher, the predatory instincts of a shrike, and the beauty of a sunbird. Plus they are common in Tanzania. Have I mentioned I love Tanzania?


Seeing prey in the grass below the Roller glides off his perch while keeping a close eye on me.


It devoured something in the tall grass and then it rose again.


On the lookout once more.

3 responses

  1. Christina

    You love Tanzania and I love your photographs.

    January 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

  2. Those photos of the bird in flight are magnificent!

    January 31, 2012 at 8:53 am

  3. Sandy Slichter

    What’s amazing is that this gorgeous bird is so common. However we couldn’t possibly have captured one on film as well as these, beautiful!

    January 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

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