Friday, July 27, 2018

Grey Go-Away Bird

There are three species of go-away bird and we've now seen two of them. On our first trip to Africa we saw the bare-faced go-away bird and on our latest trip, in Hwange NP in Zimbabwe, we saw the grey go-away bird which is a little more drab. 
Unlike the bare-faced version, which we saw singly, we saw the greys in groups. 
They have a uniform grey plumage, a long tail, and a large crest. It is found in southern Africa from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and southern Tanzania down. 


  1. Any idea where the name comes from?

    1. Our guide told us that they were sentinels that warned other animals of danger, thus the "go away" name.