Often thought as one of the most beautiful birds in the world, the Lilac-breasted roller is a real treat to see in person in our Tsavo Aviary.
In the wild these birds can be found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa in suitable habitat. They don’t migrate, but will often explore the region in search of the best food sources.
They can be found perching on high vantage points or at the very tops of trees, watching carefully for prey to approach.
When mating, the males’ courtship rituals involve gravity-defying acrobatic flight dives, loops and twists to impress their would-be mate.
You can spot these beautiful birds in our Tsavo Bird Aviary.