The grey go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as grey lourie, grey loerie, or kw?vo?l, is a southern African bird of uniform grey with black beak and strikingly pink gape. It's a clumsy flier though extremely agile in clambering through tree crowns. The crest is raised when excited.

Habitat and Distribution

It is widespread in savanna woodland. The habitat it occupies is dry open savanna woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens, often near water.


Its diet is mainly fruit (such as wild figs and berries), flowers, buds, leaves, termites, and snails

Calls and Songs

It has a distinctive loud alarm call `quare`, fancifully sounding like `go away`.