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Colourful Bird

By salja03
Again, not sure of the species, but wonderful colours. I caught it just as it turned to face into the sun and then took off. If anybody knows the species, please do let me know. African again I think.

Edit: I understand it's actually a Lilac Breasted Roller. Pretty little fella ain't he?

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Tags: African bird Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: lonely_oryx, daffydill56, lostintime and 21 more

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lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
7 Apr 2008 7:25PM
Looks like a lilac-breasted roller to me
7 Apr 2008 7:28PM
This bird is really pretty - nice and clear shot Grin
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
7 Apr 2008 7:30PM
Wow, gorgeous light and detail, great shot.
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 7:32PM
I agree with John, a lilac-breasted roller it is! And a beautiful image too, you have caught the light on it perfectly. Great work.

salja03 14 12 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 7:32PM
Thanks guys. No saturation applied, although I did think I could have applied some... am interested in any thoughts?
7 Apr 2008 7:35PM
What gorgeous colours. Brilliant.
japa 14 3 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 7:49PM
nice colours
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
7 Apr 2008 7:57PM
An absolute jewel of a bird. Spot on.
Dugud 13 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 8:13PM
Fantastic rich colours. Great work.
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 8:30PM
Super colourful capture.
Marilyn x
Striking colours. Beautiful. JNC
Marian 16 62 England
7 Apr 2008 11:30PM
I agree with the others it's a lilac-breasted roller.
salja03 14 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 7:19PM
Thanks folks, now I know what I took a photo of!
m3lem 15 England
8 Apr 2008 7:51PM
Very nice
tomeda 13 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 9:06PM
Great colours and reflections,superb shot

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