Go-away-birds and plantain-eaters
White-bellied Go-away-bird
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Otidimorphae
Family: Musophagidae
Subfamily: Criniferinae
Verheyen, 1956

Go-away-birds and plantain-eaters, Criniferinae are a subfamily of turacos.


Unlike Musophaginae, Criniferinae tend to be grey and white in plumage.[1]


Bare-faced Go-away-bird forms a superspecies with Grey Go-away-bird.[1] Within Criniferinae, Veron and Winney (2000)[2] and Njabo and Sorenson (2009)[3] found that the White-bellied Go-away-bird is sister to the rest, and placed in the genus Criniferoides (Roberts, 1926).[4]



  1. ^ a b Sinclair, Ian; Ryan, Peter (2010). Birds of Africa south of the Sahara (2nd ed.). Cape Town: Struik Nature. pp. 670–671. ISBN 9781770076235. 
  2. ^ Veron, G., and B.J. Winney (2000), Phylogenetic relationships within the turacos (Musophagidae), Ibis 142, 446-456.
  3. ^ Njabo, K.Y., and M.D. Sorenson (2009), Origin of Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani in relation to historical climate change and the distribution of West African montane forests, Ostrich 80, 1-8.
  4. ^ Some changes in nomenclature, new records of migrants and new forms of S. African birds Roberts, Austin,, 11, 217-225 (1926), publicationName = "Northern Flagship Institute", issn = "0041-1752", abstract= "A list of necessary changes in nomenclature and additions to the list of South African birds. New records of migrant birds and new forms of South African birds are included."


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