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The Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as Grey Lourie, Grey Loerie, or Kwêvoël, is a southern African bird of uniform grey with black beak and strikingly pink gape. It is widespread in savanna woodland, a clumsy flier though extremely agile in clambering through tree crowns. It has a distinctive loud alarm call “quare”, fancifully sounding like “Go-away”. The crest is raised when excited.

Its diet is mainly fruit (such as wild figs and berries), flowers and buds, leaves, termites and snails. Its habitat is dry open savanna woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens, often near water.

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8 Aug. 2011.

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  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseabout 3 years ago

    Kyk hoe kyk hulle my! Mooi!

  • Baie dankie Pieta, ja sulke ou wyse siele!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    Hulle is te pragtig Liz! Hulle bly nie hier nie, so lief dit as hulle deur my tuin trek!

  • Baie dankie Maree, hulle was so mak, ek kon amper aan hulle raak! Lief hul wintie kuifies!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Christine Clarke
    Christine Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Love this Elizabeth, I enjoy reading your story too.

  • Thanks so much Christine, appreciate your time!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    What cute little fellas! My Mervette (my pet cockatoo) would like an introduction!

  • Smile!! I’m sure he would Lynda! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    8 August 2011 – 1 image per day

  • trish725
    trish725about 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Trish!! I feel honoured.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffabout 3 years ago

    Te oulik hoe dié kuifies op-en-af kan wip: pragtig!

  • Baie dankie Rina!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Elizabeth, they are such wonderful looking birds.

  • Thanks Andrea, I thought you would love my bird captures! Welcome back on the Bubble!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    2 Images per day 2011/08/09
    Stunning photography!

  • Many thanks Magaret!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    9 August 2011 – 2 images per day

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