Madagascan starling

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Madagascan starling
Saraglossa aurata - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ15800167.tif
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Hartlaubius
(Bonaparte, 1853)
H. auratus
Binomial name
Hartlaubius auratus
(Müller, 1776)
Madagascar Starling.png
Distribution of the Madagascan starling

Saroglossa aurata

The Madagascan starling (Hartlaubius auratus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is endemic to Madagascar.[1]

Commonly placed in the monotypic genus Hartlaubius, the Madagascan starling is also sometimes placed in the genus Saroglossa (as Saroglossa aurata), which otherwise only contains the spot-winged starling (S. spilopterus).[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Saroglossa aurata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2012.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ "Hartlaubius". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 29, 2014.