Grey go-away-bird

Grey go away bird

Identification:

Length 47-50 cm, Mass 202-340 g.
Plumage is plain grey. The eye is brown and the bill, legs and feet are black.

Habitat:

Woodland, savanna and in arid areas, riverine woodlands.

Behaviour:

In pairs or small groups. Alert and inquisitive, these birds are highly vocal when alarmed; their loud, nasal kwê or kwaa often alerts other wildlife of the approach of a predator (or photographer). Agile in trees, where it forages for fruit, flowers, buds, leaves. Insects and nestlings are also eaten.

Diet:

Eats mainly fruit but also flowers and invertebrates.

Breeding:

The nest is an simple platform of sticks in a tree, usually at a height of 3-10 m above the ground. One to four pale blue eggs are laid; the incubation period is 26-28 days.

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