The San Francisco Zoo welcomed a colorful new “Go Away” bird to its aviary.
The five-year-old male Lady Ross’s turaco joins approximately 25 other birds on exhibit in the zoo’s African Aviary.
Lady Ross’s turaco are commonly referred to as “Go Away” birds because their call sounds like someone saying “g’way,” zoo officials said.
The zoo described the Lady Ross’s turaco as a “striking, medium-sized bird” that is native to central and southern Africa and generally inhabits forests and wooded areas.
The turaco’s feathers have red and green pigments that contain copper, making it the only bird with true red and green colors, according to the zoo.
The bird possesses a long tail and broad, round wings. It is also said to be incredibly social and abundant in Africa.
Zack Farmer, Bay City News