Spectacular Color in Flight

Lila-Breasted Roller
Lilac-Breasted Roller

Birds are beautiful, no question. Some, however, are gorgeous.  Its common to see the lilac-breasted roller throughout east and southern Africa.  Often it will perch on the highest branch of a tree.  But they are very skittish and fly away quickly as one approaches in a brilliant flash of color. Getting THE shot is a often question of luck.  We got lucky here.

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