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    Lilacbreasted Roller

    The Lilacbreasted Roller is the national bird of Botswana and is seen regularly throughout the country. They like to sit on trees, poles and power-lines that generally overlook an open area.

    Lilacbreasted Roller

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    Beautiful bird Clive and well captured.

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    An beautiful bird. The head is surprisingly large for the body, its feet are completely hidden within its feathers, and the colouring is quite unusual, three fairly unique attributes in a single subject.

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    Hi Dave, Frank. Many thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    Agreed, a well shot, pretty and interesting little bird Clive.

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    Hi Paul, many thanks. I've just remebered a bit of history that in the days of King Lobengula of the Matabele anyone caught wearing the feathers except for the king was put to death.

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    Hi Clive,

    Well, that illicited a whispered "WOW, that's nice" from me.

    What Frank said about the subject struck me too.

    Well done,

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    Re: Lilacbreasted Roller

    The bird is beautiful, the image perfect by me. Well done, Clive.

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