Bare-faced Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides personatus) - HBW 4, p. 505
French: Touraco masqué
Spanish: Turaco Enmascarado
Other common names: Black-faced Lourie
Taxonomy: Chizærhis personata Rüppell, 1842, Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies with C. concolor. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- personatus (Rüppell, 1842) - Ethiopian Rift Valley from Dire Dawa and Ankober S to L Abaya and Yavello.
- leopoldi (Shelley, 1881) - S Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, SW Kenya and Tanzania S to N Malawi, NE Zambia and SE Zaire.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A bird eating fruits on the ground Locality Keekorok Lodge, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp leopoldi)
Peter van Dam 29 August 2006 7 years ago 47 sec 4.7
A bird in a tree, preening. Locality Afar Plains, Afar Region, Ethiopia (ssp personatus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 November 2005 9 years ago 44 sec 4.7
A bird in a euphorbia tree, preening and resting Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp leopoldi)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 8 years ago 42 sec 4.7
A dorsal view of a bird preening Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp leopoldi)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 8 years ago 30 sec 4.2
A bird on top of a tree. Locality Afar Plains, Afar Region, Ethiopia (ssp personatus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 November 2005 9 years ago 54 sec 4.2
Perched then running in its aviary Locality Casela Nature Park, Mauritius
Joe Angseesing 18 June 2015 7 weeks ago 17 sec 4
PhotosSee all 16 photos
A bird in a tree
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (ssp leopoldi)
ANTHONY VILLAUME 5 April 2013 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania (ssp leopoldi)
Nik Borrow 15 March 2015 19 weeks ago 4.3
Bird perched on a bush
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
James Kashangaki 31 December 2013 1 year ago 4.3
Perched in an acacia.
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp leopoldi)
David Beadle 27 February 2014 47 weeks ago 4.2
2 birds resting.
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania (ssp leopoldi)
Adam Riley 9 March 2011 46 weeks ago 4
Perched on an acacia.
Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp personatus)
Fran Trabalon 23 November 2012 2 years ago 4
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