go-away bird

(redirected from turaco)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

go-away bird

South African a common name for a grey-plumaged lourie of the genus Corythaixoides
References in periodicals archive ?
I'm reminded that Africa is the only continent that is home to this bright and brilliant bird.Dale Zimmerman, the eminent naturalist and lead author of Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania now in his 90s has authored his latest book titled Turaco Country simply because his first posting as a young man to Africa was to Kakamega Rainforest in the 1960s.
The chick, born to our breeding pair in the triple aviaries, will soon start to showcase an iconic red crest as both sexes of red-crested turacos look similar.
Livingstone's turacos (Tauraco livingstonii) are fed fruits, vegetables, boiled egg meal, and a few live mealworms (Tenebrio molitor).
He told them that a single White-Cheeked Turaco had also been living wild in east London since October 2009 but had not been seen since 2014.
The White Cheeked Turaco originates from Ethiopia and gets its name thanks to its noticeable white cheeks.
And here's living proof: a hummingbird (above left) and the purple-crested turaco (toor-AH-ko) at right.
We added an easy dozen to our life-list: an Inca Tern, two Picazuro Pigeons, a Straw-Necked Ibis, a White-cheeked Turaco - and the ever-present sparrows that flit through every fence as if providing a size for universal comparison.
Meanwhile, five more ships E.R Tokyo, African Turaco, Infinity-1, Shamroack Mercury and SC Hai Kou Scheduled to load/offload Containers, Cement, Bitumen and Palm Oil also arrived at outer anchorage in the Tuesday morning.
Dudley zoo's first Violet Turaco chick is growing quickly and is starting to show its distinctive colouration.
Scope of work: Petroleum Exploration at Turaco Block in Semliki area (Ntoroko District)
From Uganda I have the tail feather of the Great Blue Turaco. From Ethiopia I have the wing feathers of the White-cheeked Turaco, and then from the highlands of Ethiopia I have the primary wing feather of a Blue-winged Goose, a bird found there and nowhere else in the world.
And as they watched some of the world's most endangered species, they were acutely aware that they were privileged because, sadly, they fear that wonderful birds such as the Prince Ruspoli's turaco in Ethiopia might not be around much longer.