Getting things done 'on the fly,' multi-tasking, the element of fire, and fire magic, mental and physical acrobatics, protecting what's yours at all costs, showing off, performing and performance, sky deities, air and wind magic and wisdom, taking advantage of crises.
The lilac-breasted roller of sub-Saharan Africa and Southwest Asia, is a prettily coloured bird known for its breeding displays of aerobatic prowess. The lilac-breasted roller feeds on insects, small amphibians and reptiles. Their nests are unlined and made in tree hollows, and occasionally in empty termite mounds. The males engage in spectacular courtship flight; flying quite high before quickly diving, rocking their wings while calling loudly and abrasively. They are territorial, monogamous birds by nature. The lilac-breasted roller will take advantage of bushfires by hunting for whatever flees the fire.
Lilac Breasted Roller as Totem by `Ravenari on deviantART
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