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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:41 am 
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Question on RichardHarris's pics:

Is the bird on the left in the first pic a juvenile? The belly is much more blue than the other one. My guides doesn't indicate a difference between the sexes.

Yes, you guessed right. The bluish belly indicated it is a juvenile. Richard Harris's photo (first post on page one) is a very nice comparrison of an adult and a youngster.


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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Thx JoelR for the reply.

The photo is indeed a nice one. I wasn't aware of the juv and the difference of colour.


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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:51 pm 
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Saw a broadbilled roller only once in the north of KNP.
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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Saw one yesterday (14/03/2010) on a small loop road next to the Sabie River in a fig tree. What a nice sighting :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Mahonie loop, Punda Maria Jan 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Great Jumbo :thumbs_up:

Saw one from Skukuza Rest Camp in December 2010 :D
What a huge surprise that was!!!

Seen plenty of these birds along the Shingwedzi River @ Redrocks, Camp, and on drive to Kaniedood as well as at Pafuri opposite tha picnic site (often in the exact same tree)

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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Saw a couple of them on the road to Engelhart dam two days in a row, but they flew off in a hurry, so I only managed to get a far shot

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Saw one this morning at Mahonie Loop :D

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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Hi Everyone, Been going to the Kruger for years and haven't seen and IDed a Broad-billed Roller. However I did see one on 4th Dec. 2010 from the Red Rocks viewing area. Unfortunately it was quite distant so I went back to the car to get my lens convertor, but when I got back my wife said, "If you are looking for that bird it has just flown away". Don't you just love it when someone says that! There are some really nice pictures in the forum - particularly by Johann and Crested Barbet. Something to look forward to on my next trip. Bondm U.K.


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Unfortunately it was quite distant so I went back to the car to get my lens convertor, but when I got back my wife said, "If you are looking for that bird it has just flown away". Don't you just love it when someone says that!


I know just what you mean!!! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Spotted this one at Lake Panic December 2012

Never seen one before...

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Jan, this is absolutely magnificent :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Roller: Broadbilled
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Still on my wishlist! :mrgreen:
Lovely pic. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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