LC
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Notopholia corusca (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Lamprotornis corruscus.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

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 High
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,470,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally common to abundant (Feare et al. 1998).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Eswatini N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Kenya Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Kenya Dakatcha Woodland
Kenya Diani Forest
Kenya Dzombo Hill Forest
Kenya Gede Ruins National Monument
Kenya Kaya Gandini
Kenya Marenji Forest
Kenya Mrima Hill Forest
Kenya Shimba Hills
Kenya Tana River Delta
Kenya Lower Tana River Forests
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve
Mozambique Changelane river gorge
Mozambique Pomene
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique)
Mozambique Zambezi River Delta
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park
Mozambique Moebase region
Somalia Aangole - Farbiito
Somalia Far Waamo
Somalia Laag Badaana
Eswatini Malolotja Nature Reserve
Eswatini Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves
Tanzania Mikumi National Park
Tanzania Mafia Island
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Mnazi Bay
Tanzania Rufiji Delta
Tanzania Bagamoyo District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Rufiji District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Pande Game Reserve and Dondwe Coastal Forests
Tanzania Kilwa District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Lindi District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Mtwara District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Newala District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Handeni District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Muheza District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Pangani District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Tanzania Pemba Island
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests
South Africa Kaapsehoop
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve
South Africa Kosi Bay system
South Africa Lake Sibaya
South Africa Ithala Game Reserve
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps
South Africa Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve
South Africa Ngoye Forest Reserve
South Africa Entumeni Nature Reserve
South Africa Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
South Africa Mkhambati Nature Reserve
South Africa Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex
South Africa Amatole Forest Complex
South Africa Woody Cape Section: Addo Elephant National Park
South Africa Swartkops Estuary - Redhouse and Chatty Saltpans
South Africa Maitland - Gamtoos coast
South Africa Tsitsikama - Plettenberg Bay
South Africa Outeniqua mountains
South Africa Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range
Kenya Boni and Dodori National Reserves

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2000 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Notopholia corusca. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.