Lilac breasted roller is the national bird of Kenya and Botswana.
It has creamy buff face with a dark eye line and prominent rictal bristles. The chin is white, auriculars are dark tan with a purple wash and the throat and upperbreast are purple, most often a lilac shade。with buff, white, purple, blue, turquoise, green, black, tan, the complex yet vibrant color range make this bird probably the most beautiful bird of the world.
These color shade change in different lighting condition
I have been to Africa three times, I have been photographing this bird for many times,but my favorite shot is the first time I “accidentally” photographed a Bird-In-Flight shot of two rollers.
For a nature or a wildlife photographer, luck has always played an important role. Back in the days before digital when we shot film or slides, you may have hiked to a location…
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