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White-bellied Go-away-bird

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Photo © by mikemik Ngorongoro, Tanzania, May 2017
Photo © by mikemik
Ngorongoro, Tanzania, May 2017
Corythaixoides leucogaster

Criniferoides leucogaster


[edit] Identification

50 cm (19¾ in)

  • Grey overall plumage
  • White belly and undertail coverts
  • Brownish-grey crest
  • Long, pointed grey and black tail with a white median band
  • White wing patch
  • Back bill in male, pea-green in the female

[edit] Distribution

Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and north-eastern Tanzania.

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo © by xcellent Tsawo West NP, Kenya
Photo © by xcellent
Tsawo West NP, Kenya

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Well wooded areas and savanna.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of fruits, berries, plantains, seeds, flowers, buds and particularly young seed pods of Acacias.

[edit] Breeding

Their nest is a twiggy platform The clutch contains 2-3 bluish-green eggs which are incubated by both adults for about 28 days; they also both care for the young who fledge about 10-12 days later.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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