Once considered one of the three most elusive birds in the world, the Long-tailed Ground Roller (Uratelornis chimaera) is a prized sighting for any birdwatcher. The entire family of Ground Rollers (Brachypteraciidae, 5 species) is endemic to Madagascr, but while most are inhabitants of rainforest, this is the only species found in in the arid spiny desert of the island’s extreme southwest. Even within this region it has as very restricted distribution and occurs at low densities, with only a few birds per square kilometer. Adapted for running swiftly on the ground with their powerful legs, these birds hunt for insects and small animals in the sand and leaf-litter. Toliara, Madagascar.