“The national bird of both Kenya and Botswana, the lilac-breasted roller is often considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world with its pastel plumage, striking field marks and long tail streamers. More than one visitor in Africa searching for mammals leaves the continent a birder, naming this attractive species as their spark bird.”
I checked further and found this:
“It is generally thought to be the lilac-breasted roller, the outrageously colourful acrobat so favoured by safari-goers, but in reality Botswana has no national bird as such. The Department of Environment have apparently named the Kori bustard as the national bird but this has not been confirmed.”
Source: Botswana Birds
Anyhow, here are a few photos I managed to get of this colourful bird.
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