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.
Photo: Weesgerus, Nylstroom, South Africa.
Canon PowerShot S51S
PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered Friends
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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful and unusual birds! Nicely captured, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks so much Dottie! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    They are so beautiful Liz, lovely capture! But I can never for the life of me hear “go-away” when they call!!

  • Maybe in Chonkie-language yes!! Smile!! Thank you so much for the fav and your wonderul support Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Elizabeth, I miss their call, they are amazing birds.

  • Thanks Andrea! I can think that you miss them…. xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Liz lovely image

  • Thanks so much Maggie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    2 Images per day 2011/11/21
    Stunning, love them, we have hundredsof them here!

  • Thanks so much Magaret!! Gelukkige jy!! Hier by ons is darem ook so vier of vyf! Glimlag!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

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  • Wonderful news!! Thank you ever so much Cee!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Thanks also for the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaabout 3 years ago

    A great shot of these lovely birds!

  • Many thanks Ingrid!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007about 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Cees’s Fun Artsy Friends group.

  • Many thanks Larry, I so appreciate your fine comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Conoro
    Conoroabout 3 years ago

    I love this Elizabeth, these grey louries have a very special meaning for me.

  • Thanks Constance, also for the fav and glad you enjoyed!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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