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16Â·5 cm (6Â½ in)
Two subspecies recognized:
Swamps, mangroves and open areas near water.
They forage on the ground. Their diet consists of a variety of vegetable matter, from seeds to berries, with the addition of some arthropods.
Breeding takes place from June to September. The nest is a shallow cup, about 9-10 cm wide and 7 cm high and is built in a tree. It is built of thin twigs, and ferns. 2-3 eggs are laid.
Song a clear, sweet suweet-ch, repeated at short intervals; call a soft chup.
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