Blue-bellied Roller

About the Blue-bellied Roller

Blue-bellied Rollers are one of twelve species of roller found in the world. Blue-bellied Rollers live in western and central Africa, in a range that spans from Senegal to the Congo.

Like other roller species, the Blue-bellied Roller is colorful, with a dark brown-green back, cream-colored head, blue underparts and a bright blue tail.

Blue-bellied Rollers feed on small invertebrates, reptiles, and insects.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 11 December 2011
Scientific Name
Coracias cyanogaster
  • Coraciiformes
  • Coraciidae
  • Coracias
  • C. cyanogaster
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
15 inches
3.9 to 6.7 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) mandelík modrobřichý
Danish (Dansk) Hvidhovedet Ellekrage
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwbuikscharrelaar
Finnish (Suomi) vaaleasininärhi
French (Français) Rollier à ventre bleu
German (Deutsch) Opalracke
Italian (Italiano) Ghiandaia marina ventreblu
Japanese (日本語) アオハラニシブッポウソウ (aoharanishibuppousou)
Norwegian (Norsk) Hvithoderåke
Polish (Polski) kraska plowoglowa
Russian (русский язык) Синебрюхая сизоворонка
Spanish (Español) Carraca Blanquiazul
Swedish (Svenska) Gräddhuvad blåkråka
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