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  • 2 weeks later...

Beautiful images! Especially the flight shot. Mine isn't as colorful as yours.

 

Kenya, Mara, Jan 26, 2007

600mm (300 + 2x) 1/1000 sec, f/5.6 ISO: 200

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Ken, this latest photo, WOW!

 

 

Jan

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Agree with Jan, that millisecond caught so well - vibrant colours, sharp details etc.

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I love the last shot best, Ken. Well done.

 

Anybody know why some guide books, like ones I find in east Africa, also refer to the European Roller as a Eurasian Roller? Makes me scratch my head sometimes regarding naming!

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madaboutcheetah

We have the Indian Roller here - next time I drive down 45 minutes, shall try and get some pictures.

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  • 11 months later...

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I think this is the same bird

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It's hard to tell colours because of the colour of the light but I think yours is a Lilac Breaster Roller, dik dik?

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Dik Dik, This looks like a Purple Roller to me

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I'm glad that we are all in agreement :huh:

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I agree with wilddog I think dikdik's bird is the purple or rufous-crowned roller it's not a European/Eurasian and it hasn't got the elongated tail feathers of a lilac-breasted. I will add some photos of the European roller later and also post some shots of the rufous-crowned.

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The European Roller Coracius garrulus is a common winter visitor to Africa from Eurasia its summer/breeding distribution extends from mainland Europe across Central Asia as far as Pakistan it also breeds in North Africa in Morocco and Tunisia.

 

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Ruaha NP Tanzania Feb 06

 

Canon EOS20D + 100-400mm lens

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Game Warden

Another intstance where old photos no longer are available on Safaritalk. So, who has some fresh European Roller images to upload?

 

Matt

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