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Female: black bill. She additionally has red limited to the vent area, the breast is grayish-brown. Her tail shows uneven spacing of black barring on the underside, his is pure white.
There are two subspecies:
The diet includes fruit (especially avocados) and insects (wasps, ants, and larvae), and frogs. Some of these can be seen in the image of a female. These birds sometimes hover while they take the fruit.
The nest is placed in a hole, excavated in a rotten tree. The 2 pale blue eggs are incubated by both parents for 18 days (the male during the day; the female at night). Both adults care for the young, which are fed on fruit, berries, insects, lizards, and small frogs. The female may depart before the young are fully fledged.
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