Rollers (Coraciidae)

Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster) - HBW 6, p. 373

French: Rollier à ventre bleu German: Opalracke Spanish: Carraca Blanquiazul

Taxonomy: Coracias cyanogaster Cuvier, 1817, Java; error = Senegal.
Relationships uncertain; no obvious close allies within genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegal and Sierra Leone to Central African Republic; also extreme N Zaire and S Sudan (between Maridi and Kajo Kaji), but very few records.