They have a distinctive white forehead, a square tail and a bright red patch on their throat. They nest in small colonies, digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects from which they hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down before hovering briefly to catch insects.
Lilac-breasted rollers make me wonder, how the hell did cotton candy come to be? You need a machine to make it. Did someone say to themselves “I wish I could eat my sweater” and then invent it based on a hunch?