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Females are browner-headed than males. Juveniles are similar to adults but browner and with buff spots and streaks above and dark scalloping below.
This is a monotypic species.
Subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
Little known. Often seen in fruiting trees, sometimes in mixed-species flocks.
Breeds during rainy sesaon from January to March/April. One described nest was an open thick-walled cup made of grasses and other plant material. It was placed 2 m up in a small tree leaning over a ravine. Other nests were in spiny trees, usually well hidden and 3 to 5 m above the ground.
Seasonal movements recorded but still unclear. Seems to follow rains.
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