Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus).
We have 2 pairs (unrelated) in 2 avaries
They are mainly insect eaters, taking prey on the wing, and dive from a perch to catch food items from on the ground, like giant mealworms.
They are monogamous and nest in an unlined hole in a tree or in masonry, and lay 2–6 eggs. The eggs, which are white, hatch after 17–20 days, and the young remain in the nest for approximately another 30 days.
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