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The go-away-birds, Corythaixoides, are a genus of bird in the turaco family (Musophagidae). Unlike many of the brighter forest dwelling turacos these are birds of African open country and have drab grey and white plumage. In Southern Africa these birds are known as kwêvoëls, though they are also called loeries along with the other turacos.

White-bellied go-away-bird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Corythaixoides
A. Smith, 1833


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Corythaixoides personatus Bare-faced go-away-bird Ethiopia, and Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
  Corythaixoides concolor Grey go-away-bird southern Angola, southern DRC, Zambia, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland
  Corythaixoides leucogaster White-bellied go-away-bird eastern Africa
Corythaixoides leopoldi Black-faced go-away-bird eastern Africa