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33â€“38 cm (13-15 in)
There are 7 subspecies
Moist deciduous forest, forest edges, secondary growth, coconut and teak plantations. Also found in mangroves. Parks and gardens. Observed at heights around 5200 feet.
Their diet consists of nectar and flowers; little else is known at present.
They make their nests in a hollow limb or hole.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Dwarahat, Alt. 5200 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, October-2018
Two individuals were feeding on top of a Eucalyptus tree, one of them calling, first at perch and then as it flew off.
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