Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea

Wattled Starling
Wattled Starling
The Wattled Starling comes mainly from eastern and southern Africa.
The breeding male (above) is generally grey with black wing-tips and tail. It has an un-feathered face and head, mainly black with a cream or yellow bald crown, plus black wattles on its chin.
Wattled Starling
Wattled Starling
Wattled Starling
The crown will turn more yellow and the wattles will grow longer.
Wattled Starling
Wattled Starling
Wattled Starling
Above is a leucistic breeding male with white instead of grey plumage and a bald yellow crown.
Wattled Starling male
Wattled Starling
Wattled Starling
The non-breeding male has a mainly feathered head and face with small yellow bald patch behind its eyes; it has no wattle.
Wattled Starlings
Wattled Starling mixed group
The female and juveniles (top left in second picture above) have no wattles, fully-feathered heads and have dark brown wing-tips and tail.