White-bellied Go-Away-Bird

Corythaixoides leucogaster

White-bellied Go-Away-Bird, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Lake Baringo, Kenya. Oct. 2016.

These boisterous and audacious birds are fruit-eaters inhabiting semi-open savanna. The crest and tail are big. The call sounds as if they're saying "Go-Away-Bird" but could suggest the thoughts of farmers when a group of go-away-birds is cleaning out an fruit tree.

White-bellied Go Away Bird photo © Michael Plagens

Musophagidae -- Turaco Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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