Go-away Birds or Louries

The Go-away-birds, Corythaixoides, are a genus of bird in the turaco family (Musophagidae). In Southern Africa these birds are known as louries.

The go-away bird gets its name from its well-known call: a harsh “kay-waaay,” which warns other birds of danger.

Unlike many of the brighter forest-dwelling turacos, these are birds of African open country and have drab grey and white plumage.

In the wild, the bird spends most of its time perched in small groups.

Grey Go-away Bird


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