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Corythaixoides concolor

Corythaixoides concolor (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Musophagiformes
Familia: Musophagidae
Subfamilia: Criniferinae
Genus: Corythaixoides
Species: Corythaixoides concolor
Subspecies C. c. bechuanae - C. c. chobiensis - C. c. concolor - C. c. cuanhamae - C. c. molybdophanes - C. c. pallidiceps


Corythaixoides concolor (A. Smith, 1833)


* South African Quarterly Journal. (2) no.1 p.48
* IUCN link: Corythaixoides concolor A. Smith, 1833 (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Grauer Lärmvogel
English: Grey Go-away-bird
Français: Touraco concolore

The Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as Grey Lourie, Grey Loerie, or Kwêvoël, is a southern African bird of uniform grey with black beak and strikingly pink gape. It is widespread in savanna woodland, a clumsy flier though extremely agile in clambering through tree crowns. It has a distinctive loud alarm call "quare", fancifully sounding like "Go-away". The crest is raised when excited.

Its diet is mainly fruit (such as wild figs and berries), flowers and buds, leaves, termites and snails. Its habitat is dry open savanna woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens, often near water.


1. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Corythaixoides concolor. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 30 May 2007.

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