crest; all grey body; black eye; distinctive bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Grey Go-away-bird (Lourie)
Corythaixoides concolor

Native Range: Africa

Notes: all musophagid species (louries and turacos) are fruit-eating birds with crested heads, long tails, and a spring-like action when jumping along tree branches; the Go-away-bird version of this bird's name from its familiar call that sounds like go-way-y-y.

long tail; charcoal grey body (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

distinctive crested silhouette; black legs, feet (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

pair; no sexual dimorphism (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

posing for a portrait (South Africa; 2007-06-30)