Coracias caudatus

Family : Coraciidae

 

 

Coracias caudatus, Coraciidae, Lilac-breasted roller

The Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus) is a bird with a splendid livery and an elegant long tail, with colours varying from bright cobalt blue to an intense lilac from which it gets its vulgar name. It lives in the eastern part of Africa, from Ethiopia up to South Africa. It is very frequent in the savannahs where it is often seen towering on the tops of the acacias waiting for sighting some big insect, lizards, snails, small birds and small rodents © G. Mazza