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Erongo Wilderness Lodge


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 544 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/8, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Graulärmvogel Dutch  Vale Toerako
Italian  Turaco unicolore Spanish  Turaco Unicolor


The Grey Go-away-bird, also known as Grey Lourie, 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, buds, termites, and snails.


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Grey Go-away-bird
Corythaixoides concolor
Touraco concolore