Bird Families

Gray banana eater

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Gray banana eater

These birds can be easily identified by their long tail feathers, crest, and gray plumage. The body length of adult birds is up to 48 cm. Birds are often found in small flocks and are very noisy.

There is no sexual dimorphism. Young birds have ruffled plumage and a shorter crest.

1. Distribution

The range of the species covers the territory of Namibia, Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, as well as northern South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. The natural habitat is shrubs and open forests.

2. Nutrition

It feeds mainly on fruits and vegetables such as wild figs and berries, termites, snails, flowers, buds and leaves. These birds do not use bananas, so the name "bananoed" is erroneous.

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