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7-8 1/2" (18-22 cm).
Overhead is similar in shape to the European Starling, but flight more buoyant and gliding.
Winters in tropics. Migrates south to Brazil. Common in the state of SÃ£o Paulo.
Forest edges, open woodlands, residential areas, and agricultural land. Often near water.
Their diet consists almost entirely of air-borne insects, particularly ants, wasps and bees.
Their nest is made of grass and plant material. In most of their range they will nest exclusively in man-made nest boxes, though some birds will use tree cavities west of the Rocky Mountains. The clutch consists of 4-5 white eggs.
The call is tchew-wew, or pew pew.
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