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Lilac-breasted Roller

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LILACBREASTED ROLLER by ruslou. Alternate name
Coracias caudata Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Coraciidae Family   
35-36 cm Length
Savanna, shrubland, grassland & forest in: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Gabon, Malawi,, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zanzibar & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-4 eggs white incubated by both parents in 17-18 days. Fledge after 25 days. Clutch  
Small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, molluscs and large insects. Food   Diet
Seen easily as it perches on a vantage point, singly or in pairs. Habits
1032 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo by ruslou  April 27, 2007 all rights reserved

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