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Abyssinian Roller, Gambia  Abyssinian roller,Coracias abyssinicus,Geotagged,Spring,The Gambia Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Perfect, almost like an oil painting, I love it! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Thanks, I've had this printed onto a 36"x24" canvas and it actually does look like an oil painting. I think the backdrop and pose are what sets it apart. Posted 5 years ago
  3. Ohh and thanks for promoting it. Posted 5 years ago
  4. One of the first photos on the site from Gambia, well done! Posted 5 years ago
  5. I have many more from The Gambia from a few very fruitful trips there. Posted 5 years ago

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The Abyssinian roller is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds across tropical Africa in a belt south of the Sahara, known as the Sahel. It is resident in the southern part of its range, but northern breeding populations are short-distance migrants, moving further south after the wet season.

The Abyssinian roller is a large bird, nearly the size of a jackdaw at 28–30 cm. It has a warm brown back, with the rest of the plumage mainly blue. Adults have long tail streamers... more

Species identified by Ant Marriott
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By Ant Marriott

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Uploaded May 2, 2015. Captured Apr 7, 2012 04:24 in Wandelpad, Serrekunda, The Gambia.
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/664s
  • ISO200
  • 403mm