Purple roller
Appearance
The largest roller of the region and easily identified by its broad, pale eyebrow stripe and lilac-brown underparts streaked with white.
Juvenile resembles adult but is duller.
Habitat
Dry thornveld and open, broad-leaved woodland.
Call
In display flight repeatedly utters a harsh 'karaa-karaa' while flying with an exaggerated, side-to-side, rocking motion.

Names
(en) Purple roller
(sc) Coracias naevius
(nl) Roodkruinscharrelaar
(af) Groottroupant