European Rollers

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Coracias garrulusCoraciiformes –
This pair has established their nest at 1.50m high in an old tree trunk of which the main branches have been cut off. I dearly hope the landowner will leave what’s left for these birds and for the different species of sparrows nesting in its heart.

Cette paire a fait un nid à 1,50m du sol dans un vieil arbre mort et dont les grosses branches ont été coupées par le propriétaire du terrain. Il est à souhaiter qu’il ne mette pas ce qu’il en reste par terre: il sert de nichoir à ces Rolliers mais aussi à 2 espèces différentes de moineaux.Voici le mâle sur une petite branche adjacente:

The male perched on a side branch:

Coracias garrulus,

Coracias garrulus, European Roller

Mais son perchoir favori est hélas la grosse branche principale vilainement coupée!

Unfortunately his favourite perch is the top of the a cut off main branch:

Coracias garrulus, European Roller

Coracias garrulus, European Roller

Sa femelle vient de passer devant l’objectif ce qui déclenche son chant d’accueil: des rak rak rak rak rak rauques et stridents en série.

His female just passed by, triggering his raucous call:

Coracias garrulus, European Roller

Coracias garrulus, European Roller

Détail des plumes:

Plumage detail:

Coracias garrulus, European Roller

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Noushka

Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

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Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts!Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma.* * * My work can be seen HERE:http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/* * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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