LC
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher



Taxonomy

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.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,230,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
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 uncommon (Feare et al. 1998).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Benin N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Gambia N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burkina Faso Lake Oursi - Lake Darkoye
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park
Cameroon Logone flood-plain
Cameroon Waza National Park
Cameroon Lake Maga
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri
Eritrea Central Plateau (Keren)
Eritrea Ghinda
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus
Eritrea Mareb escarpment
Mali Tombouctou
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech
Mali Lac Horo
Mali Lac Fati
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo
Mali Falaise de Bandiagara
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Mauritania Wagchogda
Mauritania Diawling National Park
Mauritania Wad Initi
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Niger Dallol Boboye
Niger Dilia de Lagané
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve
Sudan Um Badr lake
Sudan Jebel Marra
Sudan En Nahud
Sudan Lake Kundi
Senegal Djoudj wetlands
Senegal Ndiaël basin (including the Trois Marigots)
Senegal Lac de Guiers
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
Senegal Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Ferlo South
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Chad Lake Chad
Chad Binder - Léré
Niger Termit Mountains

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Lamprotornis pulcher. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2022.