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 28 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
15 inches
3.9 to 6.7 ounces

International Names

Czech mandelík modrobřichý
Danish Hvidhovedet Ellekrage
Dutch Blauwbuikscharrelaar
Finnish vaaleasininärhi
French Rollier à ventre bleu
German Opalracke
Italian Ghiandaia marina ventreblu
Japanese アオハラニシブッポウソウ (aoharanishibuppousou)
Norwegian Hvithoderåke
Polish kraska plowoglowa
Russian Синебрюхая сизоворонка
Spanish Carraca Blanquiazul
Swedish Gräddhuvad blåkråka
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