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Grey Lourie - Blending In A Grey Lourie, perched on a dried tree stump, blends in perfectly with the African bush and surroundings.  Its camouflage through color is similar to that of the African Elephant (Grey), which turns out to be a superb blending in color.   Corythaixoides concolor,Geotagged,Grey Go-Away-Bird,Namibia,Summer,crest,grey,loud,perched Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Grey Lourie - Blending In

A Grey Lourie, perched on a dried tree stump, blends in perfectly with the African bush and surroundings. Its camouflage through color is similar to that of the African Elephant (Grey), which turns out to be a superb blending in color.

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The grey go-away-bird , 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 , flowers, buds, leaves, termites, and snails. The habitat it occupies is.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Jan 30, 2015. Captured Feb 28, 2013 07:49 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO250
  • 300mm