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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:34 am

Charbel, definitely a Purple Roller.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby charbel » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:06 pm

Hi Dave,
Thank you very much! Quite a nice bird!

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby granjan » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:29 pm

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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purple roller by jansp, on Flickr

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 8:15 am

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun May 20, 2012 5:13 pm

Great pic leeukos.

I prefer this bird to his more common and striking cousin, the LBR.
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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby granjan » Sun May 20, 2012 10:28 pm

Me too,BB.
Here's another one I saw last month.
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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu May 24, 2012 11:11 pm

Lovely granjan :thumbs_up:
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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:13 pm

Great sighting and images

Taken on the Sweni road

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Great Dane » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Also to be found at Marakele NP :D

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:47 pm

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Great Dane » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:33 pm

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

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby granjan » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:30 pm

Yours is stunning, Great Dane. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:06 pm

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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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Great Dane » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:43 pm

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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Re: Roller, Purple

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:53 pm

Taken near Satara on a recent trip to KNP

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This one was taken in KTP

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