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24 Aug 2012 In the plains and the bush

One of the prettiest birds in East Africa, the lilac breasted roller may not be the most sharing.
The one on the right would love a piece of this juicy insect. But if I recall correctly, it never did!
The rollers love to perch on electric posts or a dead tree in order to spot from high up the bug that makes the wrong move. They then open their wings in a flash of light blue, to fall on the poor insect whose last moment has come.

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