Grey Go-Away-Bird

The Grey Go-Away-Bird also known as a Lourie (Afrikaans name, Kwevoel) he is famously named after his call that sounds very much like he’s shouting ‘go awaaaay, go awaaaay’. A common bird found all over the highveld and The Kruger National Park.

The Go Away Bird is a part of the turaco family and looks quite similar to the mousebirds with the raised crest.

Usually found in small groups and mostly sitting in the top of the acacia trees. We saw these in the Kruger National Park

They feed mainly on fruit and flower buds and nectar.

Their plaintive call can be heard all through the bus. Go waaay, go waay.


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