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This bird is also known as the Grey Lourie, Grey Loerie, or Kwêvoël. It has a distinctive loud alarm call "quare", that sounds like it is saying "Go-away" (in English). It raises its crest when excited. It mainly eats fruit, including wild figs and berries, flowers and buds, leaves, termites and snails. This bird is clumsy in flight but agile in clambering through tree crowns. It often lives in social groups.
Savannas and woodlands of Southern Africa, as well as parks and suburban gardens, often near water.
Love the lacy look of the crest
Spotted on Jun 28, 2009
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012
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