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Lilac-breasted Roller

Scientific name: Coracias caudatus
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae

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The Lilac-breasted Roller is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, frogs, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/250s f/4.0 at 200mm iso400 with Flash full exif

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