Chestnut-bellied starling

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Chestnut-bellied starling
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Chestnut-bellied starling, Belbedji, Niger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Lamprotornis
Species: L. pulcher
Binomial name
Lamprotornis pulcher
(Müller, 1776)

The chestnut-bellied starling (Lamprotornis pulcher) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and Togo.


This starling is unique for having a chestnut-coloured belly.