Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
(aka Lilac-throated Roller Coracias caudatus lorti)
Lilac-breasted Roller, Bogol Manyo Road, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Lilac-breasted Roller is distributed in much of Africa south of the Sahara apart from West Africa and the Congo Basin. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in open bush country, woodland and wooded grassland.

Lilac-breasted Roller, Yabello, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image The sub-species found in Ethiopia is C. c. lorti which is distinguished from the nominate sub-species by having only the throat lilac rather than the throat and breast.

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