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25ā28 cm (9Ā¾-11 in)
Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.
There are 3 subspecies:
Open forests and forest edges, woodlands and gardens.
A fruit-eating bird of the canopy, also eats insects.
The nest is in a tree hole. The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs.
Call: loud, persistant kutro-kutroo
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Haridwar, India India, June-2015
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