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Blue-bellied Roller

Blue-bellied Roller

Scientific name: Coracias cyanogaster
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae

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The Blue-bellied Roller is found across Africa in a narrow belt from Senegal to northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). It is resident, apart from some local seasonal movements, in mature moist savannah dominated by Isoberlinia trees.

This is a common bird of warm open country with some trees. These rollers often perch prominently on trees, posts or overhead wires, like giant shrikes, whilst watching for the grasshoppers and other large insects on which they feed.

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/200s f/5.0 at 300mm iso800 full exif

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vicente machado 30-Dec-2009 13:34
Beautiful colors.
Good luck, Doug.