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16.5 cm. Golden-olive above, buff spots on the wings, and a red rump. Buff-white underparts finely barred with dark brown, blackish brown tail, black bill. Adult males have a red crown and yellow nape. In adult females, the crown is dark brown and the nape orange-brown. The call is a repeated quee-quee-quee.
Forests, open woodland and cultivation.
They make a nest hole in a dead tree and 2-3 white eggs are laid.
The diet includes insects.
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