Monday, April 20, 2009

Lilac-Breasted Roller



Thanks to all who watched and bid

Lilac-Breasted Roller
This painting is 5 x 7", oil on board, unframed

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The lilac-breasted roller is one of 8 species of rollers in Africa. We really enjoyed watching these jewel-colored daredevils while in Kenya. They certainly put on an exciting aerial show as they fly "sky-high" when engaging in courting or defense behavior and then proceed to nose-dive toward the ground while rocking from side to side. When we thought they would be headed for a crash landing on the ground, they would soar and repeat the entire stunt again!

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little bird.
    A stunning painting!

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  2. Thank you so very much. I really appreciate your kind words.

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