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There are 2 subspecies:
Rainforests and dry tropical woodland; fields with scattered trees.
A calm, confiding bird that often allows close approach. Will remain perched almost motionless on a limb at mid-level in the forest for many minutes at a time, slowly looking around. When food is found, it flies very quickly to capture it and return to a perch.
The diet includes caterpillars.
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Recording by NJLarsen, Vigia Chico Rd, Quintana Roo, Mexico 06 May 2012. Bird is subspecies melanocephalus. The sound is a duet by two (or more?) birds. Chirps from other species are also heard.
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