Saturday, 30 May 2015

European Roller's Take Their Vacation In Kenya Every Year

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European Roller at Tsavo National Park in Kenya catches a flying beetle

The European Roller is a regular and much welcomed visitor to the Tsavo conservation area. At first glance, one could possibly mistake it for the Lilac Breasted or Abyssinian Rollers as their colors may look somewhat similar when viewing the birds from distance. The European roller's colors consist of a light dullish blue chest while the top is a tawny brown on its wings and back. 

The European Roller can easily be spotted as they prefer to perch on medium sized bushes in their search for insects and tiny reptiles like lizards. Hence, because of their ease in spotting, they may seem to be abundant in numbers, while in reality they are actually listed as a Near Threatened species on the IUCN list. 

Enjoy the sound's of the European Roller on the player below ...

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