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Go-away- Bird: Grey

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:48 pm

Seen at Satara.

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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:37 pm

Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides Concolor)

A large bird (47 to 50 cm), found in Africa from Zululand and Angola through to Tanzania. In southern Africa it is a common resident found in the northern parts. It inhabits bushveld and savanna and is found in pairs or small groups. It eats fruit, flowers, buds and leaves.

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Unread postby BushCall » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:20 pm

These birds are absolute characters and its always great hearing their distinctive calls in the bush. Here's one we saw at Biyamiti in Dec 06
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Unread postby Snoobab » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:09 pm

In summer food is plentiful and breeding is taking place and you will therefore not see big groups like this. In winter however there is no breeding and food is scarce so the birds tend to flock together, more eyes to find food and alert others.

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Unread postby wildheart » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:38 pm

They must be starving in the winter. Even in summer where do they get fruit in Kruger?

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Unread postby Snoobab » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:07 pm

wildheart wrote:They must be starving in the winter. Even in summer where do they get fruit in Kruger?


Not only fruit, they eat berries and there are plenty of those in Kruger

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:14 pm

Some people say that their call is a loud drawn-out nasal go-away hence the new name, Go-away-bird. Others say the call sounds like kwe hence the afrikaans name, kwevoel. Their other calls consists of various yowls, shrieks and grunts.

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Re: Grey Go-away- Bird

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:54 pm

Found this one in my collection, first time ever one of these guys sat still I think!
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:30 pm

Took these photo's a few weeks ago in my garden.

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Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:04 pm

On a bright and sunny day at Lower Sabie, KNP.

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Re: Go-away- Bird: Grey

Unread postby DocD » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:36 pm

A few years ago at my home in JHB i managed to make friends with a grey Go-away- Bird. I would lie in the pool and do my best imitation and he would answer. He grew so accustomed to me that he would even allow me to spray him with a water pistol on those hot summer afternoons. He would lift each wing and turn around, making sure i didnt miss a spot. :hmz:
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Re: Go-away- Bird: Grey

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:34 am

Evening DocD, brilliant! must have been something to see the bird enjoying your summer showers.

During my August trip in KNP we enjoyed listening to them. Here's one taken on the way to Punda Maria in the mopani bushes.
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Re: Go-away- Bird: Grey

Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:25 pm

Not seen in a SANpark

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