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Female: duller with white stripe above the eye and black barring on the flanks
Lowland forests and forest clearings and edges, cultivated land, rice fields, mangroves and gardens
The diet includes grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, bugs, butterflies and moths. Other small animals including birds and lizards are also taken. It usually hunts from a perch at the forest edge.
Both adults build the nest on a branch in a deciduous tree. The clutch consists of 3-6 eggs (usually 5) which the female incubates for 14-16 days. The young fledge around two weeks later, staying close to the nest for a further two weeks.
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