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Roller, Lilac-breasted
 
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Scientific Name:
Coracias caudatus
Location(s):
Africa, Angola, Asia, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Middle East, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be abundant, common or frequent (del Hoyo et al. 2001). ...
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Wikipedia
The Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.[ 2] Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2–4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries. The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do. It is also the national bird of Botswana. ...
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