brown head, breast; black eye-stripe; purple back, belly(Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Blue-bellied Roller
Coracias cyanogaster

Native Range: Africa

Notes: inhabits a narrow belt of Africa from Senegal to Zaire; prefers open country with some trees; often perches in a prominent spot before flying down to catch a grasshopper or other prey item; no sexual dimorphism

long forked tail that also is blue-toned (Zoo; 2008-10-21)