Appearance The Bare-faced Go-away-bird is a large, 19" (48cm) bird with a distinct black face, throat and short, heavy black bill. Its crest is long and bushy grey-brown. The neck and breast are white, with a yellow-green patch on the breast that resembles a grass stain. Its belly is pinkish-brown. It is a relative of Turacos, but not as brightly coloured.
Habits The Bare-faced Go-away-bird is typically seen in pairs, or small groups, feeding on fruiting or budding trees.
Diet The Bare-faced Go-away-bird eats mostly fruit and tender shoots.
Resident In Kenya, the Bare-faced Go-away-bird is an uncommon resident of open woodlands in the Masai Mara area and in Lambwe Valley, bordering Lake Victoria.
Extra Facts This Go-away-bird does not scream "Go Away", like its South African relative, the Grey Go-away-bird. Instead, it calls "cor-cor" very loudly and runs from branch to branch of trees, hopping from one branch to another at speed.
Photographs Photographed in Olare Orok Conservancy, bordering Masai Mara.