White-bellied go-away-bird

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White-bellied go-away-bird
In Tarangire National Park
Corythaixoides leucogaster -Kambi ya Tembo, Tanzania -female-8.jpg
In Tanzania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Corythaixoides
Species: C. leucogaster
Binomial name
Corythaixoides leucogaster
(Rüppell, 1842)

The white-bellied go-away-bird (Corythaixoides leucogaster) is a bird of eastern Africa in the turaco family.


This species averages 51 cm (20 inches) in length. Its long, pointed grey and black tail with a white median band is distinctive. A white wing patch is conspicuous in flight. The bill is black in male, pea-green in the female.


Typical calls are a nasal haa-haa-haa, like bleating of a sheep, and a single or repeated gwa (or g'away) It flies from tree to tree in loose straggling groups, calling loudly.



  • Dale A. Zimmerman, Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, Princeton University Press, 1999