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20cm in length, with a long tail. Brown or black upperparts, white rump, brown or black breast, white underparts apart from the red around the vent. The head and small crest are black.
Sexes are similar in plumage, but young birds are duller than adults.
Scrub, open forest, plains and cultivated lands.
It builds its nest in a bush and 2-3 eggs are laid.
The diet includes fruit, nectar and insects.
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