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Lilac-breasted Roller

Coracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus isaac kilusu 2020-12-27 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

seen on top of a small tree in open cultivations,sound amplified

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

611563
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Derek Solomon 13-09-06 South Luangwa National Park Kapamba , Northern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (510 m) Call (A) -   41595
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2016-11-19 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) call -

Roller chasing a Woodland Kingfisher. Competition of nesting hole?

346738
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Simon Elliott 1995-04-16 Marondera, Mashonaland East Province, Mashonaland East (Zimbabwe) (1500 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

588996
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus isaac kilusu 2020-08-12 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) call -

birds chasing each other

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

581939
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2019-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara, Manyara (Tanzania) call -

Calls in flight.

510090
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus caudatus Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) call -

mobbing Black Kite

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429640
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Derek Solomon 01-09-04 South Luangwa National Park Home , Eastern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (510 m) Call (A) -   41343
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus caudatus Frank Lambert 2017-11-03 Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1600 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429948
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2016-11-19 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) call - [sono] 346736
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2016-11-18 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) call -

Calls during display flight.

346740
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2016-11-21 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) call - [sono] 346737
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus isaac kilusu 2020-11-22 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

3 birds on top of a tree

bird-seen:yes

605074
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Faansie Peacock 2016-01-02 Bushwillow Estate, Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve, near Beestekraal, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call, flight call -

A bird calling raucously from a telephone pole, then launching into a display flight over the canopy.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307283
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Tony Archer 2022-04-12 Pomfret, Bophirima, North West, Huhudi (South Africa) (1100 m) adult, call, life stage uncertain, sex uncertain -

Calling from top of tree.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

715764
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2016-11-19 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) call - [also] [sono] 346735
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus isaac kilusu 2020-12-24 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) adult, begging call, call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

an adult responding to a juvenile bird perch on a tree branch

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

610570
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Rory Nefdt 2018-03-18 Lake Nakuru National Park, Nakuru (Kenya) (1800 m) call, juvenile -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

407041
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus caudatus Frank Lambert 2015-12-06 Liwonde NP southern area, Machinga, Southern Region, Machinga (Malawi) (480 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

365265
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Bernard BOUSQUET 2018-06-14 Babati, Manyara Region, Manyara (Tanzania) (1100 m) call -

Near the Tarangire river.

ID by Werzik

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

439393
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus isaac kilusu 2020-12-27 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

seen on top of a small tree in open cultivations,sound amplified

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

611562
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2014-11-04 Mkhuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) call -

Windy conditions

280157
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus isaac kilusu 2022-04-02 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) adult, begging call, call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

young bird in the nest begging for food while adult is responding,a white-browed sparrow weaver also heard in the middle of the recording

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

714581
xeno-canto.org
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus Peter Boesman 2016-11-18 Mahango Game reserve, Okavango (Namibia) call -

Call in flight.

346739
xeno-canto.org
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