Applying a photographic rule (when recording a species) I managed to get some images, albeit of rather poor quality, to give you some idea of the beauty of this bird.
My intended subject on this particular day was the the Lions, and hopefully some Elephant would wander amiably close by! So it was with great glee that I noticed a European Roller in my rear view mirror and managed to get some photographs. The Lions remained an out of reach distance for a good image....and the Elephants marched past when it was nearly dark!
The European Roller (Coracias garrulus) is a Summer (non breeding) migrant to our part of the world (Eastern Cape; South Africa) and feeds off insects, predominantly beetles, grasshoppers, crickets etc. It adopts a sit - and - wait hunting technique and has the most incredible eyesight.