Chestnut-bellied Starling (Lamprotornis pulcher) - HBW 14, p. 748
French: Choucador à ventre roux
Spanish: Estornino Ventrirrufo
Taxonomy: Turdus pulcher Statius Müller, 1776, Senegal.
Previously sometimes placed in genus Spreo. Has been thought to form a superspecies with L. hildebrandti and L. shelleyi, but exhibits several morphological differences from those two. Proposed race rufiventris (described from N Ethiopia) considered indistinguishable from individuals in rest of species' range. Monotypic.
Distribution: Throughout Sahel region, from S Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia, S Mali and Burkina Faso E to C Sudan, Eritrea and NW Ethiopia.
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They roosted in a cluster on top of trees in just south of Tono Dam Lake.
Locality Tono Dam, Upper East Region, Ghana
ahmet karataş 30 October 2013 43 weeks ago 4.6
Chestnut-bellied Starling, mostly foraging on the ground
Locality Nja Kunda, North Bank Division, The Gambia
Frans Vandewalle 19 January 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Locality North Bank Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 12 February 2014 38 weeks ago 4
common in Seawater Farm's thorn scrub
Locality Seawater Farms Eritrea, Massawa, Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea
jugal Tiwari 27 May 2003 1 year ago 4
A bird in a thorn bush
Locality Tono Dam, Upper East Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 5 June 2011 1 year ago 3.5
Bird on the ground
Locality Toubacouta, Fatick Region, Senegal
ANTHONY VILLAUME 1 November 2009 2 years ago 3.5
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