Grey go-away-bird (Lourie)

This ash-grey bird with its long tail and crest is one of the more obvious birds of the bushfeld. Vocal and conspicuous, at times appearing like a giant mousebird, it is often seen in small groups perched high in thorn trees.
Juvenile is buffier than adult and has a shorter crest.
Thornveld and dry, open woodland. Adapted to wooded suburban gardens on the South African highveld.
A harsh, nasal 'waaaay' or 'kay-waaaay', from which it derives its name.


(en) Grey go-away-bird
(sc) Corythaixoides concolor
(nl) Vale toerako
(af) Kwêvoël