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Corythaixoides leucogaster

Corythaixoides leucogaster (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Musophagiformes
Familia: Musophagidae
Subfamilia: Criniferinae
Genus: Corythaixoides
Species: Corythaixoides leucogaster


Corythaixoides leucogaster (Rüppell, 1842)


* Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt10 no.108 p.9
* IUCN link: Corythaixoides leucogaster (Rüppell, 1842) (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: White-bellied Go-away-bird
Français: Touraco à ventre blanc
Magyar: Fehérhasú lármásmadár
日本語: シロハラハイイロエボシドリ

The White-bellied Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides leucogaster, is a widespread bird of 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.

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