Species: Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)
Location: Lumo Conservancy, Taita-Taveta, Kenya
The lilac-breasted roller is one of Africa's most brilliantly-coloured birds.
It is widely distributed across eastern and southern Africa, occuring in wooded savannas, open woodland, grassland, thickets and agricultural areas.
It is fairly common in many wildlife safari destination and is perhaps the bird that is most photographed by safari goers in Africa. The reason for this is clear to see.