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There are 4 subspecies:
It is found in tropical, sub-tropical and wetter temperate or semi-arid zones, mostly in open forests and woodlands close to water, mangroves and coastal heathland, wallum areas. Open scrub and suburban gardens.
The greet each other by lowering the head and opening the mouth in a wide yawning gape.
The diet includes insects, pollen, fruit, (especially bananas or grapes) and nectar.
It builds a bowl shaped nest from twigs and bark. The clutch consists of 2 buff-pink eggs, splotched with red-brown or purple. The nest is parasitised by the Asian Koel.
Sub-adults help feed the juveniles.
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