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BLUE BELLIED ROLLER

Coracias cyanogaster 


Range:
Africa, from Senegal to northeast Ziare.

The Blue-Bellied Roller gets its name from its rich blue belly and wings. The head and chest of this animal are white, while its under-wing contains pale blue feathers that contrast with the all-over blue nicely. Both males and females have the same coloring. This bird is particularly known for being quite loud and fast flyers, both of these skills are employed in matters of territory as the Blue-Bellied Roller is known for being very territorial.

Habitat: Moist savannah and forest glades.
Diet: Large insects
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 28-30 centimeters
Lifespan:  
Reproduction & Offspring: 2-3 eggs are laid at a time. 3 week incubation period.

 

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