Wildlife Photo: Lilac Breasted Roller

 

Wildlife Photo: Lilac Breasted Roller

A Lilac Breasted Roller, posing in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

 

When you venture beyond your own backyard, your eyes are opened up to new creatures and new colours.

At home, the birds I see are brown, grey, black…dull. Not so enticing to look at. But in Africa, many bird species easily catch your eye.

That was the case with this Lilac-breasted Roller in the Serengeti, Tanzania. Perched atop a branch, it was posing politely, showing off it’s colourful plumage. As it is unlike any birds I see at home, I happily complied and snapped this photo.

About Red Hunt

A former journalist and business analyst that now works in the world of travel marketing. Based in Toronto, Red Hunt has travelled to more than 40 countries over the past 10 years. You can follow Red on Twitter @redhunttravel.