Lilac Breasted Roller Bird Looks Like That A Colorful Fictional Character Brought Into Life

Lilac Breasted Roller

Have you ever imagined a bird in a vibrant color combination? Not in the fictional characters but in real life. Yeah! This Lilac Breasted Roller Bird seems like a colorful fictional character brought to life. This would not be an exaggeration if it is called the Colorful Jewel Stone of Africa. As it is named, it is mostly found in parts of East and South Africa.

The multi-colored Roller bird may lead the prettiest bird list across the world.

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The lilac-Breasted Roller is scientifically named the Coracias Caudatus and is a member of the Coraciidae roller family. 

This gorgeous bird is made with an alluring color combination of lighter colors at the throat that goes lilac at the breast and bottom part of its body. Its face perfectly displays the colors of the sunset,

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The Lilac Breasted Roller has dark blue and ocean-blue colors in the inner side of the feathers and the yellow legs add more elegance to its look.

Unofficially, the National Bird of Kenya.

Lilac Breasted Roller

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Say hi to the female Lilac-Breasted Roller

The female lilac-breasted roller is the same as the male roller but the male bird is comparatively larger. 

Lilac Breasted Roller

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Meet the baby Roller bird!

The young Lilac-Breasted Rollers are differently colored than the adult roller birds. Their chest and abdomen are reddish brown instead of lilac and they don’t have black streamers on their tail.

Lilac Breasted Roller

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Rollers are usually found alone or in pairs.

They nest in the hole of the trees and lay a clutch of 2-4 eggs.

Lilac Breasted Roller nest

Both males and females incubate their eggs.

Only female rollers are not responsible to warm the eggs and even parents are extremely careful and aggressive to defend their nest.

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They build nest solitarily.

The Lilac-breasted Rollers love to nest solitary, and one of the partners will fly in rolling as a territorial display to detract nest predators or against intruders.

The Lilac-Breasted Roller weighs around 104 grams and its length ranges from 36 to 38 meters. 

An enchanting view of the bird’s wings.

lilac breasted roller's wings

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Vocal of Lilac-Breasted Roller

Its call is harsh and “rak rak rak” which is given during flight.

It preferably lives in the open woodland and savanna. 

The Male Lilac-Roller is monogamous and is with a particular female for the rest of its life.

Breeding season

They don’t have any fixed breeding months. They breed throughout the year based on their location. 

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They like to build nests of grass in baobab, dead coconut, and other trees.

A big diet plan!

lilac breasted roller eating habit

Their diet consists of arthropods and small vertebrates, including spiders, scorpions, ground-dwelling insects, centipedes and millipedes, snails, and a variety of other small birds, lizards, snakes, chameleons, etc.

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Some African rituals are also related to the Lilac-breasted Roller. Hope you enjoyed knowing about this magnificent bird because of its jovial colors and some historical traditions. 

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