Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Let’s Go! Now!


The Lilac-breasted Roller “is found in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level. Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2–4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries. The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do. It is also the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.” (Source: Wiki)

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  1. he he he! Exactly the looking of monday sendrom 🙂


  2. 🙂 Yes, a fierce look!


  3. Wow!


  4. “Usually found alone or in pairs…” Gee, there’s a surprise… ;-). Make it a great one, David!


  5. Looks like The Major General in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Laughing at what Lori said – certainly I can’t see them traveling in flocks of feathered fans. Not with that look.


  6. I personally think he looks like a mound of cotton candy. All colorful and fluffy.


  7. Has a fierce look. I would not mess with that bird…


  8. It’s the eyes, I think, that make him look grumpy.


  9. What a paradox: stern looking, ‘don’t mess with me eyes’ wrapped up in a pastel package! Perfect for spring.


  10. What beautiful colors for such a mean looking face 🙂


  11. I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of him.


  12. Your wake up calls are always mind blowing.


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