LC
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass 142 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 3,560,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 5.6 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be frequent to common (del Hoyo et al. 2001).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline locally owing to ongoing destruction of Isoberlinia woodland in parts of its range (del Hoyo et al.2001).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Benin extant native yes
Burkina Faso extant native yes
Cameroon extant native yes
Central African Republic extant native yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native yes
Côte d'Ivoire extant native yes
Gambia extant native yes
Ghana extant native yes
Guinea extant native yes
Guinea-Bissau extant native yes
Mali extant native yes
Mauritania extant vagrant yes
Niger extant native yes
Nigeria extant native yes
Senegal extant native yes
Sierra Leone extant native yes
South Sudan extant native yes
Sudan extant native yes
Togo extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Lake Kompienga
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Burkina Faso Bérégadougou hill
Burkina Faso Diéfoula - Logoniégué forest
Benin W du Bénin National Park
Benin Pendjari National Park
Benin Ouémé river basin
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bozoum
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Ghana Mole National Park
Ghana Shai Hills Resource Reserve
Gambia Kiang West National Park
Gambia Birufu - Darsilami area
Guinea Badiar
Guinea Nialama
Guinea Chutes de la Sala
Guinea Balandougou
Guinea Mafou
Guinea Kabitaï
Guinea Grandes Chutes
Guinea-Bissau Rio Cacheu
Guinea-Bissau Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Mali Bafing
Niger 'W' National Park
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Lower Kaduna - Middle Niger flood-plain
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park
Nigeria Kamuku National Park
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
South Sudan Nimule
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park
Senegal Delta du Saloum
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve
Ghana Kyabobo National Park
Ghana Digya National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Coracias cyanogaster. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blue-bellied-roller-coracias-cyanogaster on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.