sky-blue underpart; long forked tail; white eyebrow (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Racket-tailed Roller
Coracius spatulatus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a long forked and spatulate tail gives this beautiful sky-blue bird its name.

dorsal view; brown back and wings; turquoise rump (Zoo; 2008-10-21) ventral view; turquoise underparts (Zoo; 2012-10-23)
side view (Zoo; 2012-10-23) long racquet-tipped tail (Zoo; 2012-10-23)
playing peek-a-boo (Zoo; 2012-10-23) posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2012-10-23)
dorsal view (Zoo; 2012-10-23)