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Sexes differ. Female's length is 14 cm; Male's length is 21.5â€“26.5 cm. Male - black with an azure blue back, a red crown with a rear projecting crest, and long, central tail feathers. Females are olive-green. Orange legs and feet.
Two subspecies are recognized, linearis and fastuosa.
Dry or humid forest, and mangroves swamps.
The female builds the nest, incubates eggs, and raises the young on her own. The nest is a shallow cup made of fibres, mosses, grasses, and dry leaves. 1-2 buffy eggs with heavy brown spotting are laid.
Diet includes fruit.
Two males duet with a "ToLeDo" call which helps the pair attract females.
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