#WingedJewels . . . Fearless beauty

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Abyssinian rollers often perch prominently on trees, posts or overhead wires, like giant shrikes, whilst watching for the large insects and small rodents on which they feed. They will dash into the smoke of a forest fire for disturbed invertebrates. They are fearless, and will dive and roll at humans and other intruders. The display of this bird is a lapwing-like display, with the twists and turns that give this group its English name. It nests in a scantily lined hole in a tree or building, and lays three to six eggs

 

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Text and image source: The Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees https://www.facebook.com/695285933892742/posts/3132413466846631/

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