Blue-bellied roller

Coracias cyanogaster


Least Concern

Activity Period




On a roll!

The blue-bellied roller gets its name from its unique courting behaviors. Mid-flight, these birds will roll back and forth as one of their mating rituals.

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Blue-bellied rollers can be found in various wooded habitats and lowland areas.


Native across western and central Africa, including from Senegal to northern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Life Expectancy

Blue-bellied rollers have a life expectancy of 5-10 years under human care.


Blue-bellied rollers mainly feed on insects such as worms and grasshoppers. They may also eat seeds and fruit found on the ground.

Social Structure

These social birds gather in groups of 3-7 and often fly and defend territory together.

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