"OPEN WIDE" I took this photograph of this lilac breasted roller while heading back for breakfast on the morning game drive. He was so nicely positioned and the lighting was so good I just could not resist! He then opened he bill so wide you could have almost seen what he fed on last... however this image clearly shows how large a gape they have and this enables them to pursue insects in flight and successfully hunt them on the wing. Furthermore, the re-curved upper mandible is employed for dismembering large prey to more manageable bites sizes. I photographed this bird with my Canon 100-400mm f/5.6 IS USM and 50D camera body. ISO 200 was used, aperture f/5.6
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