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18â€“19 cm (7-7Â½ in)
Female similar, but lacks red nape
Coniferous forests of eastern Mexico (MichoacÃ¡n to west-central Veracruz)
Temperate coniferous forests and mixed pine-oak slopes at heights around 4,500 to 7,000 feet.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, particularly beetle larvae, with the addition of some fruit and seeds.
They usually feed alone, but will join mixed species feeding flocks.
They nest in a cavity excavated from a dead tree trunk. The clutch consists of 3-4 white eggs which are laid on a bed of wood chips. There is little other information.
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