A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, and feathers are the least of these. – Marjorie Allen Seiffert

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And yet it was the watercolored feathers of this Lilac Breasted Roller, perched on a post in the grasses of Tanzania, that above all, beyond its clear call and acrobatic flight, captured my heart.

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Lilac breasted roller, Tanzania. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010.


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