Rufous-crowned (Purple) Roller
Coracias naevius
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The rufous-crowned roller is distinguished from all other Tanzanian rollers by the lack of blue color on the belly. It is the largest of the East African rollers. These photos were taken in Yaida Valley (1st & 4th rows), Mkomazi (left 2nd row), Mara River (right 2nd row, 7-14), Engikaret (left 3rd row) and Ngorongoro Crater. Click the photo above to see 11 enlargements.

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Last Update this page: 5-29-17