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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday bird blogging

In which we acknowledge the ones that got away.

This is a paradise flycatcher, in Botswana, a bird with an unbelievably long red tail that stubbornly refused to move into better light so I could get a good clear picture of it. (And the large insect it caught for its lunch.)

The biggest disappointment was that I never got a remotely good picture of a lilac-breasted roller -- the best one is below. This is the national bird of Botswana, a combination of at least five completely unlikely colors in one bird .

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