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Persianblue
05-17-2010, 08:55 PM
I took this shot in Orlando FL after it rained.

I looked everywhere for a sign to say what kind of bird this was but found none.

Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?

I have tried googling to find the name but have been unsuccessful.

(I accidently posted this in the still objects thread - I apologize!)

Thx
wendy

QuietOne
05-18-2010, 01:41 AM
Greg posted a link a few weeks back for a good bird identification site: WhatBird | identify birds | bird identification guide | north america (http://www.whatbird.com/). It includes several methods of searching. Its main problem seems to be that it's a work in progress at the moment.

I admit, though, I ended up googling colors and parts, because I only had your photo to work from and I wasn't getting anything from the site. I came up with a blue-bellied roller.
Blue-bellied Roller: Information from Answers.com (http://www.answers.com/topic/blue-bellied-roller)

JAS_Photo
05-18-2010, 02:19 AM
It's a pretty bird. And that is a great shot of it PersianBlue! Was it in a zoo or aviary? If it is a blue-bellied roller it is a long way from home.