Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



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East African crowned crane
Jessie Cohen, NZP photographer

Lilac Breasted Roller

This colorful bird ranges throughout eastern and southern Africa. It is named for its courtship flight, which involves flying up high then plummeting, while screaming and “rolling”—rocking its body and wings from side to side.

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