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On Monday last week, I posted about the baobab leaves coming out, providing its owners with valuable, nutritious leafy vegetables.

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I love baobab leaves. They are mild in taste and remind me of spinach. You can cook them accordingly, or even eat them raw.

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New leaves however is not all that the baobab tree has to offer at this time a year, and on last week’s ride, something turquoise caught my attention. Can you see him amongst the foliage above?

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Meet the Abyssinian Roller [Coracias abyssinica], also a permanent bird resident of this part of the world and a constant enhancer of nature!

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The Abyssinian Roller has a beautiful head, spectacular plumage (I love the “finishing touch” with the two long feathers at the end!) and a daring personality, which means he doesn’t shy away from the camera too easily!

For more pictures of this beauty (this batch from our garden), click here!

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