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Jun 15, 2016 13:37 |  #1

Just a pretty little bird I found in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Jun 16, 2016 00:57 |  #2

Beautiful bird!


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Jun 16, 2016 08:37 |  #3

Beekeeper wrote in post #18040864 (external link)
Beautiful bird!

Thank you! I was disappointed to realize that their call is sort of like a Jay. Was hoping it would be something melodious. ;)




  
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Jun 16, 2016 10:33 |  #4

Congratulations on a fine capture, Brian. IMO this is near the top of the list of most beautiful birds in the world.


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Jun 16, 2016 12:17 |  #5

Nicely done.


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Jun 17, 2016 00:20 |  #6

Stunning photo of a really beautiful bird, you did him/her justice :)


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Jun 17, 2016 01:23 |  #7

Excellent shot, love those colours.


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Jun 17, 2016 01:54 |  #8

A look alike of Indian bee eater! Only more colourful.




  
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Jun 17, 2016 15:45 |  #9

Wallace River wrote in post #18041191 (external link)
Congratulations on a fine capture, Brian. IMO this is near the top of the list of most beautiful birds in the world.

I think it definitely is up there, for sure!

cerett wrote in post #18041284 (external link)
Nicely done.

jodelak wrote in post #18041919 (external link)
Stunning photo of a really beautiful bird, you did him/her justice :)

Red Dexs wrote in post #18041964 (external link)
Excellent shot, love those colours.

Thank you, guys!

satuman wrote in post #18041988 (external link)
A look alike of Indian bee eater! Only more colourful.

I wonder if they have a common relative?




  
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Aug 29, 2016 12:53 |  #10

Nice ones Brian, Just spent 3 weeks in Tanzania in July and couldn't get one Lilac Breasted roller shot i was happy with!


:cool:Lots of Bodies & Glass....:cool:

  
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Aug 29, 2016 13:01 |  #11

MajesticMomentsPhoto wrote in post #18110327 (external link)
Nice ones Brian, Just spent 3 weeks in Tanzania in July and couldn't get one Lilac Breasted roller shot i was happy with!

Perhaps it was too dry at that point? There were plenty at the end of May!




  
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Aug 29, 2016 13:10 |  #12

DragonSpeed wrote in post #18110337 (external link)
Perhaps it was too dry at that point? There were plenty at the end of May!


I saw a few but none posed for me! ;-)a


:cool:Lots of Bodies & Glass....:cool:

  
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Aug 29, 2016 13:16 |  #13

DragonSpeed wrote in post #18042536 (external link)
I wonder if they have a common relative?

Indeed!

The order Coraciiformes consists of kingfishers, rollers and bee eaters in the Old World, as well as as the kingfishers, motmots and todies in the New World.

So yes, they are closely related.

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Aug 30, 2016 18:27 |  #14

wow- that's a beauty for sure


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