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Wattled Starling

Creatophora cinerea


The Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea) is a nomadic resident in eastern and southern Africa. It is a species of grassland, open woodland and cultivation. This is the only African starling which appears to show affinities with the Asian starlings, particularly the Sturnus genus. Its bare face patches and ability to open-bill feed in grassland are unique amongst African starlings. It is the only member of the genus Creatophora. This common species appears to be extending its range into West Africa, and has also occurred in Arabia, Madagascar and the Seychelles.

non-breeding male The Wattled Starling is 21 cm long, with a short tail and pointed wings. It has mainly grey plumage except for a white rump, and black flight feathers and tail. The breeding male has a white shoulder patch and a distinctive head pattern, with unfeathered yellow skin, and black forehead and throat wattles. The extent to which these seasonal features develop increases with the age of the bird, and some old females may show a weaker version of this plumage. The non-breeding male has a feathered head except for a small yellow patch behind the eye. There are no wattles, but there is a black moustachial stripe. The white shoulder patch is much reduced. The female and juvenile plumages are similar to the non-breeding male, but the flight feathers and tail are brown. The black flight and tail feathers and white rump make this species unmistakable in flight. This species has a range of wheezing or grating calls comparable to those of the Common Starling, but the most familiar is a wheezing ssreeeeo.

 


 




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Wattled Starling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea) is a nomadic resident in eastern and southern Africa. It is a species of grassland, open woodland and cultivation. This is ...
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Creatophora cinerea (Wattled starling) - biodiversity explorer
Predators and parasites. Flightless young have been recorded as prey of the following birds: Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretarybird) Melierax gabar (Gabar goshawk)
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Wattled Starling | Creatophora cinerea | Birds & Birding Southern ...
Wattled Starling | Creatophora cinerea. The Wattled Starling is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Sturnidae bird family group which includes birds such as ...
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Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea) - Wiki
Animal Pictures Archive:: Photo Album for Animals ... Image Info: Original File Name: Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea)1.jpg Resolution: 450x275 File Size ...
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Creatophora cinerea - Avibase
Photo powered by flickr.com. Order: Passeriformes Family: Sturnidae. English: Wattled Starling Scientific: Creatophora cinerea. Protonym: Rallus cinereus
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Wattled Starling, Creatophora cinerea - Kenya Birds
Wattled Starling factsheet: Information and photograph ... Creatophora cinerea Other Pics: Non-breeeding Wattled Starling. Other Names
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Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea) | the Internet Bird Collection
Starlings (Sturnidae) Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea) - HBW 14, p. 726. French: Étourneau caronculé German: Lappenstar Spanish: ...
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Wattled Starling - Pictures and facts - Birds ...
The Wattled Starling, Creatophora cinerea, is a nomadic resident in eastern and southern Africa. It is a species of grassland, open woodland and cultivation.
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Wattled Starlings, Creatophora cinerea
Wattled Starlings, Creatophora cinerea: Range, Description, Photos, Diet, Breeding
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CalPhotos
Creatophora cinerea Wattled Starling ID: 0000 0000 0207 0450 © 2007 Willem Frost. Creatophora cinerea Wattled Starling ID: 0000 0000 0207 0465 © 2007 Willem Frost
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Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea) - www.birdguides.com
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The Sturnidae Husbandry Manual and Resource Guide
Only 2 African species, the African pied starling Spreo bicolor and the wattled starling creatophora cinerea, are found in this habitat type. The amethyst starling ...
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... Lanius dorsalis Somali Fiscal - Lanius somalicus Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae ) Golden-breasted Starling - Cosmopsarus regius Wattled Starling - Creatophora cinerea Greater ...
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Animal Pictures Archive: Animal Photo Album - Daurian starling
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Pictures - wattled starling
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Stresemann's Bushcrow (Zavattariornis stresemanni) | the Internet ...
... recently has been included in starling family, Sturnidae, its small size and sociable behaviour being suggestive of, especially, Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea).
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Birds on stamps: Venda
... backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster : 95c: 209: Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio : 1.15r: 209: Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
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The Arrangement and Structure of Feather Melanin Granules as a ...
Electron micrographs of transverse sections of starling feathers, showing different structural types: (a) type A, Creatophora cinerea; (b) type B, Poeoptera kenricki ...
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AvianBiotech.com - Starling - Avian Services Center: DNA sexing ...
Creatophora cinerea: Glossy Starling: Lamprotornis: Long-tailed Glossy Starling: Lamprotornis caudatus caudatus: Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling: Lamprotornis chalybaeus
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African Buffalo, syncerus caffer, Adult laying on Grass with Wattled starling on its Back, creatophora cinerea, Hell´s Gate P...
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