White-bellied Go-Away Bird

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Common Name: White-bellied Go-Away Bird

Scientific Name: Criniferoides leucogaste

Size: 20 inches (50cm)

Habitat: Africa; Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Commonly found in open dry shrub and woodlands.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: unknown. Not threatened and common within its range.

Diet: Fruit and to a lesser extent; flowers and insects.

Breeding: Male and female look alike except for the beak; Males have black beaks and females are more greenish. They built nests of twig and sticks in the canopy and lay 2 to 3 eggs.

Cool facts: A very bold bird and while you would assume it’s name comes from it being a pest, it isn’t. It makes a call that sounds like “go-way go-wayeeerrr”.

Usually seen in small groups, sometimes in the grounds of camps or lodges eating fruit and flowers from the trees and shrubs.

Found in Songbird ReMix Africa

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