Care to venture a guess what this bird says to you?




This bird tells you to “Go Away.”

It really does… “quare, quare quare” it will shout and that quare is pronounced “Go away…”

Wikipedia gives this short description of the bird…

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 savannah 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, buds, leaves, termites, and snails. The habitat it occupies is dry open savannah woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens, often near water.

So there you have it…


61 thoughts on “Care to venture a guess what this bird says to you?

  1. I’d heed what the bird is saying. This afternoon, while looking up from under the tree to look for the birds I heard chirping behind the leaves, I felt something drop on my nose. Good thing my glasses caught the best part of it. The birds I was looking at had a rather rude way of saying “go away!”

  2. He’s kind of plain compared to some of your more colorful birds, but I like the little top feathers! And his tail feathers seem a little longer to me, too, but that may be only because at first appearance he reminds me of some of the doves in my backyard–mostly just the coloring. How clever, though, to have a human language. 🙂

    • Some one else said they need one of these on their door step and I wondered why… now I know why some of you want one…. we have them on our doorstep every day…. bad news it doesn’t work…

    • Now that is an interesting observation… the cockatoo family name is close to the go away’s but the cockateil is far off,,, I think if one went further into it one might just find a similarity in family hidden there some where…

  3. That is so cool bulldog! If someone did not know this and was walking around when this bird made that sound, well that could be very funny to watch the person’s reaction!
    Diana xo

  4. My daughter is walking around saying, “Go away….go away”. My son said, “Well, that’s not nice.” She replied, “Oh, I am only imitating Bulldog’s bird.” 😀

    I love that you are a household name here. 🙂

      • Well, they love you and your blog. So amazing that from so far away, they have adopted you as teacher and friend. I thank you for that. 😀

  5. I love his plume! (We have great blue herons here. They have a long yellow plume that I’m crazy about.).

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