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Coracias cyanogaster (Blue-bellied Roller)

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue-bellied roller (Coracias cyanogaster) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds across Africa in a narrow belt from Senegal to northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is resident, apart from some local seasonal movements, in mature moist savannah dominated by Isoberlinia trees.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.2083
EDGE Score: 2.50211


Adult Weight [1]  142 grams
Birth Weight [1]  12.3 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  80 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Incubation [3]  18 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
East Sudanian savanna Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Guinean forests Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Guinean montane forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
West Sudanian savanna Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Abuko Nature Reserve IV 264 Gambia
Bamingui-Bangoran Conservation Area National Park II 2783298 Central African Republic  
Lamto Reserve Station d´Ecologie Tropicale 6425 Cõte d'Ivoire  
Marahoue National Park II 293884 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National de la Comoe National Park II 2902593 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National de Tai National Park II 1085310 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba National Park II 2046878 Senegal  
Reserve de la Biosphere de la Pendjari Biosphere Reserve 217453 Benin  
The W Region National Park II 549843 Niger  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
'W' National Park Niger A1, A3
Arli: W: Singou complex Burkina Faso A3, A4ii
Assop Falls and hills Nigeria A3
Badiar Guinea A3
Bafing Mali A1, A2, A3
Balandougou Guinea A3
Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex Central African Republic A3
Bénoué National Park Cameroon A3
Bérégadougou hill Burkina Faso A3
Boucle du Baoulé Mali A3
Bozoum Central African Republic A3
Chutes de la Sala Guinea A1, A3
Comoe National Park Cte dIvoire A3
Delta du Saloum Senegal A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Diéfoula: Logoniégué forest Burkina Faso A3
Digya National Park Ghana  
Dulombi Guinea-Bissau A3
Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves Nigeria A3
Faro National Park Cameroon A3
Fazao-Malfakassa National Park Togo A1, A3
Ferlo South Senegal A3
Gangan Foret Classe Guinea A1, A2, A3
Gashaka-Gumti National Park Nigeria A1, A2, A3
Grandes Chutes Guinea A1, A3
Kabitaï Guinea A3
Kaboré Tambi: Nazinga: Sissili complex Burkina Faso A3
Kagoro: Nindam Forest Reserves Nigeria A3
Kainji Lake National Park Nigeria A3
Kalakpa Resource Reserve Ghana  
Kamuku National Park Nigeria A3
Kiang West National Park Gambia A3
Kyabobo (proposed) National Park Ghana  
Lagoas de Cufada Guinea-Bissau A1, A3
Lake Kompienga Burkina Faso A3, A4iii
Lamto Ecological Research Station Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Lower Kaduna: Middle Niger flood-plain Nigeria A1, A3, A4ii
Mafou Guinea A3
Manovo: Gounda: St Floris National Park complex Central African Republic A3
Marahoue National Park Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Mole National Park Ghana A3
Ngaoundaba Ranch Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Nialama Guinea A3
Niayes (from Dakar to St Louis) Senegal A4i
Nimule Sudan A3
Ouémé river basin Benin A3
Outamba-Kilimi National Park Sierra Leone A1, A3
Pandam Wildlife Park Nigeria A3
Parc National de Basse Casamance Senegal A1, A3
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba Senegal A3
Pendjari National Park Benin A3
Prufu: Darsilami area Gambia A3
Rio Cacheu Guinea-Bissau A1, A3
Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary Guinea-Bissau A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Sangbe Mountain National Park Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Shai Hills Resource Reserve Ghana A3
Sunvit Farm Nigeria A3
W du Bénin National Park Benin A3
Yankari National Park Nigeria A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Abilene Zoological Gardens
Adventure Aquarium
Albuquerque Biological Park
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Binder Park Zoo
Birdland Park & Gardens
Birmingham Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cameron Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
Chicago Zoological Park
City of Belfast Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Ellen Trout Zoo
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Gladys Porter Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jackson Zoological Park
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Miami Metrozoo
Mill Mountain Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Montecasino Bird Gardens
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Oakland Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Reid Park Zoo
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Sea World Orlando
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tiergarten Bernburg
Tiergarten der Stadt Wels
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Toronto Zoo
Virginia Zoological Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoological Society of London
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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