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. The flight photo (Mkomazi, 5-22) is courtesy of Kim Axmann. The left 4th row photo (Ruaha, 10-17) is courtesy of Brad Johnson. The other photos were taken in Yaida Valley, Mkomazi, Mara River, Engikaret, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Click the photo above to see 14 enlargements.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Steve Brynes, Tom Nicholls, Stuart Webb, Karine Van der Vurst
Claude Melde, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 6-30-23