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26-29 cm (10Â¼-11Â½ in)
This species is sometimes placed in genus Turdoides.
There are 3 subspecies:
Acacia Desert, scrubland and savanna.
Their diet consists of insects, small vertebrates, leaves, berries and seeds.
They construct a large cup shaped nest from grass, twigs and other plant material. The clutch contains three to five turquoise eggs which are incubated for 13 to 14 days; the young birds fledge after about 14 days.
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