Grey Lourie

Grey Lourie

The Grey Louries (spelling as per Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa) are common in this area. ” Large and plain grey with a crest long and slightly shaggy” .  “Common resident in the bushveld, savanna, riverine woodland in arid country. ”  “Usually in small groups; larger groups, up to 60 birds .. … … ”    Feed on fruit, flowers, buds, insects, nestling birds and seeds. ”

The other day the boys and I counted eight sitting and squawking their familiar … “Go ..waaaay … go..waaay ” .. on our roof in the early evening sky ..

Before I could get them all in one shot … they flew into the trees for a few minutes and then flew off ..

Their call always brings back childhood memories of picnicking in the bushveld and visiting friends on farms in the old Rhodesia


One Reply to “Grey Lourie”

  1. We don’t have them around here but wish we did. They are beautiful birds, even if they are grey.

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