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24ā28 cm (9Ā½-11 in)
There are four subspecies.1
Woodlands and open forests.
Their main diet consists of invertebrates and nectar, with the addition of seeds and fruit. Occasionally they will also eat small reptiles and frogs.
The female constructs the nest and incubates the eggs alone, but both sexes will care for and feed the young birds. Additional 'helpers' usually also feed the young. These helpers are almost always male birds.
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