Kenya is a birder’s paradise
Kenya is a birder’s paradise, boasting over 1,100 bird species. From the stunningly colorful kingfishers to the majestic eagles, Kenya’s avian population is diverse and breathtaking. One species that stands out is the Lilac-breasted Roller.
The Lilac-breasted Roller is a stunning bird with a vibrant mix of blue, purple, and green on its wings and tail. Its body is adorned with a bright, lilac-colored breast, making it a favorite among bird watchers and photographers. They are also known for their acrobatic flights, soaring and diving through the air to catch insects.
The Lilac-breasted Roller is found throughout Kenya, making it a popular bird to spot on safari. They are often seen perched on trees, scanning the ground for their next meal. They have a distinctive call that can be heard from a distance, adding to their allure.
Apart from their beauty and acrobatics, Lilac-breasted Rollers play an important role in their ecosystem. They help control insect populations, making them an essential part of the food chain.
If you’re planning a trip to Kenya, make sure to add the Lilac-breasted Roller to your birding checklist. You won’t be disappointed!