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Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p.116. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. BirdLife International. (2016). " Corythaixoides personatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22725405A94891690. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22725405A94891690.en . Retrieved 1 August 2021. a b c d e Ginn, Peter (1981). Birds of the highveld (3rd impr.ed.). Salisbury: Longman. p. 81. ISBN 0582608902. C. c. bechuanae ( Roberts, 1932) – south Angola and northeast Namibia to Zimbabwe and north South Africa. Olive wash on chest plumage. [9] Though their flight is rather slow and laboured, [4] they can cover long distances. [10] Once in the open tree tops however, they can display the agility which is associated with the Musophagidae, as they run along tree limbs and jump from branch to branch. [4] They can form groups and parties numbering even 20 to 30 that move about in search of fruit and insects near the tree tops.

Description: More extensive green breast plumage, underside of wings and tail greenish, face with minute brown plumes [7]The sexes are similar, other than the female's green beak. [8] It is 48cm (19in) long beak to tail, and weighs approximately 210 to 300 grams. [9] Its call is a double or repetitive kow-kow. [7] Distribution and habitat [ edit ] C. c. concolor ( Smith, A, 1833) – south Malawi and central Mozambique to east South Africa. Only faint olive wash on chest plumage, paler grey below than bechuanae. [9]

The bare-faced go-away-bird is a noisy and restless species, that moves about singly or in groups. [7] Food and feeding [ edit ]

Grey Go-away-bird

a b c d e f Johnson, D. N. "SABAP1: Grey Lourie" (PDF). sabap2.adu.org.za. SABAP . Retrieved 3 May 2016. southern Angola, southern DRC, Zambia, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland

The bare-faced go-away-bird was described in 1842 by the German naturalist Eduard Rüppell based on a specimen collected in Abyssinia (Ethiopia). He coined the binomial name Chizærhis personata. [2] [3] The specific epithet is from Latin personatus meaning "masked" (from persona meaning "mask"). [4] The bare-faced go-away-bird was formerly placed in the genus Corythaixoides but based on a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2020, it was moved to the genus Crinifer. [5] [6] a b c d Zimmerman, Dale A.; etal. (1999). Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press. p.432. ISBN 0691010226. Crinifer is a genus of birds in the turaco family. They are restricted to Africa. Formerly, the genus only contained the plantain-eaters, but in 2021, go-away-birds were merged into the genus. Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p.299. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. Rüppell, Eduard (1842). "Memoir on the family Touracoos". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 10 (108): 8–9.

Britton, P.L., ed. (1980). Birds of East Africa: 375. Corythaixoides personata (Rüppell) Bare-faced Go-away Bird KTU 441. Nairobi: EANHS. p.74. Its diet is mainly fruit (such as wild figs and berries), flowers, buds, leaves, termites, and snails. The grey go-away-bird ( Crinifer concolor), also known as grey lourie, grey loerie, or kwêvoël, is a bold and common bird of the southern Afrotropics. They are present in arid to moist, open woodlands and thorn savanna, especially near surface water. [2] They regularly form groups and parties that forage in tree tops, or dust bathe on the ground. Especially when disturbed, they make their presence known by their characteristically loud and nasal "kweh" or "go-way" calls, [3] with the last syllable typically a descending drawl. [4] Within their range, their unique combination of colour, appearance and habits precludes confusion with other bird species. a b c d Irwin, M. P. S. (1981). The Birds of Zimbabwe. Salisbury: Quest Publishing. p.157. ISBN 086-9251-554.

Fruit are obtained from plants in the genera Ficus, Viscum, Loranthus, Diospyros, Lannea, Ziziphus, Salvadora [11] and Flueggea, among others. They also feed on fruit of exotic invasives like seringa, and disperse their seeds. [2] Breeding [ edit ] Perktaş, U.; Groth, J.G.; Barrowclough, G.F. (2020). "Phylogeography, species limits, phylogeny, and classification of the turacos (Aves: Musophagidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences". American Museum Novitates. 2020 (3949): 1–61. doi: 10.1206/3949.1. a b c d Turner, D.A. (2016). "Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona . Retrieved 4 May 2016. BirdLife International. (2016). " Corythaixoides concolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22688396A93196103. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22688396A93196103.en . Retrieved 1 August 2021.C. c. molybdophanes ( Clancey, 1964) – northeast Angola to south Tanzania, north Malawi and north Mozambique. Greyer chest plumage than bechuanae. [9] Scientific: Chizaerhis concolor, Coliphimus concolor, Corythaix concolor, Corythaixoides concolor, Corythaixoides concolor concolor, Crinifer concolor

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