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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:34 am 
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Charbel, definitely a Purple Roller.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Dave,
Thank you very much! Quite a nice bird!

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Saw several of these lovely birds in KNP earlier this month. Are they increasing in numbers or just more noticeable in the absence of the Europeans?

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Great pic leeukos.

I prefer this bird to his more common and striking cousin, the LBR.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Me too,BB.
Here's another one I saw last month.
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Lovely granjan :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Great sighting and images

Taken on the Sweni road

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Also to be found at Marakele NP :D

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Wildtuinman, its not fair, why is your Purple Roller really purple and mine not :(


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Yours is stunning, Great Dane. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Great Dane, I had to take mine with a flash that morning very early whilst it was still asleep on that branch. Maybe the flash brought out the purple a bit more. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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wildtuinman wrote:
Great Dane, I had to take mine with a flash that morning very early whilst it was still asleep on that branch. Maybe the flash brought out the purple a bit more. :?

I see, except for the funny looking eye, it looks great in the light of the flash :D


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Purple
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Taken near Satara on a recent trip to KNP

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