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Length 17-18cm; Weight 19-36g.
Dryoscopus cubla has five subspecies:
Woodland, thicket and forest.
Male's Display: The male puffs out the white rump feathers "to form a remarkable white ball, then bows, droops vibrating wings, and spreads tail. He makes short 'butterfly' flights with the puff expanded, and may drop vertically through the air with raised wings. Courting birds audibly click their wings" (Zimmerman et al. 1996).
The diet includes invertebrates, eaten on the wing.
They nest in a tree or shrub and 2-3 cream eggs are laid.
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