Lilac-breasted Roller

Rollers are the size of jays with the alertness of a flycatcher, the predatory instincts of a shrike, and the beauty of a sunbird. Plus they are common in Tanzania. Have I mentioned I love Tanzania?

Seeing prey in the grass below the Roller glides off his perch while keeping a close eye on me.

It devoured something in the tall grass and then it rose again.

On the lookout once more.