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Length 31-35 cm, of which the tail 16-20 cm; weight 65-76 g
Sexes similar. Juveniles have a brownish-black hood.
Coniferous, mainly Stone Pine Pinus pinea, and oak Quercus forest.
Gregarious, forming noisy groups out of the breeding season.
The diet includes acorns and pine nuts, invertebrates and larvae, soft fruits and berries. When seeking invertebrates on the ground, they like to jump forward both feet together.
They nest in loose, open colonies with a single nest in each tree, usually a Holm Oak Quercus ilex. Incubation takes around 15 days for the 6â€“8 eggs.
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