Bare-faced go-away-bird

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Bare-faced go-away-bird
Bare-faced Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides personatus).jpg
In Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Corythaixoides
Species: C. personatus
Binomial name
Corythaixoides personatus
(Rüppell, 1842)

The bare-faced go-away-bird (Corythaixoides personatus) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is found in two areas of Africa: one in southern Ethiopia, and the other in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.[2] It is named after its distinctive go-away call.


Zimmerman Turner & Pearson (1999) list the Kenyan and Tanzanian species of this bird asCorythaixoides personata leopoldi[3]

Bare-faced Go-away-bird RWD5.jpg


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Corythaixoides personatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ bare-faced go-away bird at kenyabirds
  3. ^ Helm Field Guides - Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania - Dale A Zimmerman, Donald A Turner & David J Pearson [A & C Black, London] 1999. Page 118, Page 366