Wattled Starling
Creatophora cinerea
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Non-breeding male, female and immature wattled starlings are pale brown-grey with black wings and white rump. The breeding male has yellow periorbital skin and black wattles. As these photos show, the wattled starling is often seen in association with livestock or game on which it forages for parasites, like its oxpecker relatives. The flight photo (Ndutu, 5-15) is courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek. The 7th row photo (Ngorongoro Crater, 4-17) is courtesy of Paul Oliver; the 9th row, Ndutu, courtesy of Ndutu Safari Lodge staff. The other photos were taken in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara. Click the photo above to see 25 enlargements including a mating sequence.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Karoline Hornik, Mary McKay, Siegfried Woldhek, Paul Oliver
Ndutu Safari Lodge staff

Last Update this page: 11-25-23