Blue-bellied roller – Blue Bellie

No, I’m not mad, even if my cry sounds a bit “gaga”

About Blue Bellie

Scientific name :

Coracias cyanogaster

Common name:

blue-bellied roller

Native to :

wooded savannahs of West Africa (Senegal, Sudan, Gambia, Guinea, etc.)

Size :

30 cm

Wingspan :

70 cm

Conservation status :

Least Concern (LC)

Lifespan :

20 years

Weight :

180 g

Diet :

grasshoppers, beetles, ants, termites, scorpions, snakes

Characteristics :

The brightly coloured blue-bellied roller lives in pairs or small groups in holes in trees or palm trees, about ten metres above ground. Its mating ritual includes pursuits, dizzying flights, tailspins and other acrobatics, accompanied by hoarse cries.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

the birds are free to fly in the greenhouse – you can take a closer look at them during the daily event on Bird Island

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