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Blue-bellied Roller

Coracias cyanogaster

Habitat:

Coastal shrubland, within an area set aside as a small nature reserve.

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Awesome Mel11,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Another warm welcome to Project Noah Mel11 and congratulations, your
Blue-bellied Rollers are our Spotting of the Day!

Project Noah hosts plenty of spottings of other species of rollers but it's the very first time we get true wild blue-bellied rollers which were not spotted in a zoo or bird park.

"They stand out with their cream-colored heads and chests contrasting with a plumage otherwise dominated by blues and greens! These Blue-bellied Rollers (Coracias cyanogaster) are our Spotting of the Day. Blue-bellied rollers are found in western and central Africa. Like other rollers (family Coraciidae), blue-bellied rollers take their name from spectacular rolling dives used in courtship or to attack intruders".

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Mel11
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Mel11

West Coast, Gambia

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Jan 25, 2019

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