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40â€“47 cm (14Â¾-18Â½ in); A large Malkoha with a long graduated tail:
Sexes similar; the female has a white iris, juveniles duller
 Similar Species
Blue-faced Malkoha: which doesn't have any red on the face.
Found in tall rain forest. Also in scattered riverine habitats in the dry zone.
A shy inhabitant of the tree canopy.
Feeds on insects (caterpillars, giant stick insects, mantises) and small vertebrates (eg lizards). May occasionally take berries.
Breeds in the first half of the year (and probably also August to September). The nest is a shallow saucer made of grass, twigs and roots. It's placed in a high bush in a forest area with thick undergrowth. Lays 2 to 3 eggs.
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