BlueGnu - Explore South Africa's many tourist attractions

Black-bellied Starling

Afrikaans name: Swartpensglansspreeu

 Visit Shore2Shore

Black-bellied Starling

Photo © Steven Herbert

Got a comment about the content on this page?

Black-bellied Starling

Photo © Steven Herbert

Lamprotornis corruscus

The Black-bellied Starling is one of the five species of "glossy" starling found in South Africa. In the areas that it is found in South Africa the Cape Glossy Starling is the only other species that it could be confused with.

Black-bellied Starlings are most often found in forest and woodland with large trees. Flocks of them can be sitting in the canopy of the tree. They are very vocal which gives away their presence.

They normally occur in pairs during the breeding season and small flocks outside of it.

Black-bellied Starlings are fond of fruit but also eat some flowers and insects.

They breed in spring and early summer. They make their nests in natural holes or in abandoned nest-holes from other species. Between 2 and 4 eggs are laid.

Top

References

List of South African Birds

Provinces

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Top places to visit

South Africa Attractions

Kruger Park

Johannesburg

Durban

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Pretoria

iMfolozi Game Reserve

Wildlife

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Insects

Amphibians

Free counters!

Copyright Steven Herbert T/A Steven Herbert Projects, 2013 - 2019. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy - FAQ - Terms of use - Mobile site