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Blue-bellied Roller  (Coracias cyanogaster)

Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster)

Pretty bird but very passive. Member of the roller family which breeds across Africa in a narrow belt from Senegal to northeast Zaire. Found mostly in mature moist savannahs dominated by Isoberlinia trees. Lenth 28-30 cm. Adults have 6cm tail streamers. Sexes are similar, but the juvenile is a drabber version of the adult. Diet: anything that moves, insects lizards etc. Nests in a hole in a tree cavity. The call of Blue-bellied Roller is a harsh clicking ga-ga-ga sound.