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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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This beautiful bird was responsible for the death of a young German adventurer. According to a short inset in "Exploring the Kruger", the young German jumped from a wagon in his effort to shoot the bird and shot himself in the leg. He died several days later of gangrene.

Every time I see this bird in the Kruger, I think about the foolish German. So glad we have cameras to take a picture for my collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Such a beautiful bird! Always a thrill to see that flash of turquoise, however common
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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I must agree - these BEAUTIFUL birds always remind me of KNP. And they are always patient and willing to sit still for a :cam: !

My first pic - I actually took in KTP in July this year:

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And this one I took in KNP in August this year:

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Whenever I visit the Kruger National Park, I see a lot of these birds. I wonder, is it because of their bright colors that one can easily see them, or are there a large number of them. :hmz:

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I believe it is the same one that flies from branch to branch and wait for me to take yet another picture of him. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Have seen about 20 since Saturday, between Skukuza and Mopani!! :dance: :dance:
Have photos, but still in park so can't upload to flickr and post yet!! :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Can't wait to see the photos. Hope you have a wonderful time. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Thanks Leeukos!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Some photos as promised!! :) :)


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 Post subject: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip
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Lilac Breasted Roller

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 Post subject: Re: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip
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Lilac Breasted Roller...

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Just for those who don't read trip reports - don't ignore the Kgalagadi trans park when it comes to rollers. There are plenty of open space making for some great photo opportunities.

Here are the Rollers of Bedinkt (watehole) in action during our visit in May/June 2011

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Our latest pic taken in Kruger near Red Rocks in May.

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March 2011 near Letaba.


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Like everyone else, I just love these birds and after every trip I have a big batch of pics of them.
This is p'raps the best of the latest lot.

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lilac breasted roller by jansp, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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I just love these birds! Yet another from my recent trip.
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5911 304 by jansp, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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We have never been into identifying birds before on our trips to KNP but I think it's time we start. Can anybody help us with the identity of this one? :doh:

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