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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Grey Go-Away Bird in Arizona

(photo:safaris-botswana.com)

The Peach-faced Lovebirds weren't the only African birds I saw at the Gilbert Water Ranch. A Grey Go-Away Bird or Grey Lourie (Corythaixiodes concolor), a pheasant-sized gray turaco from Southern Africa has been hanging out at the ponds there since at least last summer. Unlike the lovebirds, this is a single escaped individual that isn't expected to make a lasting impact on the local wildlife scene, but it has become a bit of a local celebrity and was quite noisily flying about the ponds at the water ranch while I was there on Sunday.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A grey go away bird has been seen lately around the neiborhoods by ASU in Tempe, AZ.

Anonymous said...

I saw it, and have pictures of it up in the Riprian Reserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert back in Feb2008. Wonder how it got there? I posted one in birdforum.net

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/search.php?searchid=69234

akuiper@comcast.net

TK said...

Saw it in the Riparian Reserve in Gilbert. Have a few pics too!

Anonymous said...

I am in wells maine at a garden ctr and this bird kept showing up around me. It was almost trying to get my attention. are they supposed to be in maine?

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Anonymous said...

For almost the past year, there has been a Grey Go Away bird in my neighborhood in central Mesa. I see it nearly everyday.
....DRN

sweet-home-lnd said...

It looks unusual. I've never seen a bird like this.
Annie
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