red wattle above eye; black-and-white plumage (South africa; 2007-06-30)

Black-throated Wattle-eye
Platysteira peltata

Native Range: Africa

Notes: wattle-eyes are small, mostly-black-and-white African flycatchers with red wattles (fleshy protuberances) around the eye; they are related to batises and thus are placed in the same taxonomic family (Platysteiridae); this particular species is the most common of the wattle-eye species and occurs in east-central Africa.

white throat and belly; black breast band, back (South africa; 2007-06-30)