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17Â·5 cm (7 in)
Semi-open habitats, including scrub and light woodland.
It sometimes builds its own nest or uses those of other birds. It is a victim of brood parasitism by other cowbirds mainly the Screaming Cowbird Molothrus rufoaxillaris.
Their main diet consists of seeds (particularly maize) and arthropods. A group was once observed trying to catch a lizard.
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