White-bellied Go-away Bird

Distribution map of White-bellied Go-away Bird. Click to enlarge.

Distribution map

White-bellied Go-away Bird

(Corythaixoides leucogaster)

White-bellied Go-away Bird pair. Click to enlarge.

The only Turaco species to exhibit sexual dimorphism, the cock bird has a dark beak, whilst the hen possesses an olive-coloured one. The White-bellied Go-away Bird measures approximately 50 cm beak to tail, and weighs around 170-200 grams. Throughout its distribution, the White-Bellied prefers savannah or open country habitats, from sea level to around 1700 m. It feeds on fruits, leaves and seed pods.

CITES: Not globally threatened, and considered generally common throughout its range.

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