“Go away! Go away!” That would be quite a surprising thing to hear as you stepped out your back door and into your garden one morning; however if you lived in South Africa you just might. Fortunately it wouldn’t be one of your human neighbors expressing a less than friendly sentiment but the call of the Grey Go-away-bird.
The Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides concolor, is a South African species of Turaco also commonly called the Grey Lourie or the Kwêvoël. Mostly fructivorous (fruit-eating), these birds are also fond of plant buds and insects on occasion as well.