(569) 21 cm; 36 g
Alike, M > F, Upperparts dull darkish brown, chin white and belly
pale off-white. In small groups of 3-6 birds in lower 2 m of thick
undergrowth. Usually heard before seen, when it gives itself away by
scolding, ratchet-like alarm calls.
Paler with rufous-edged feathers; gape yellow.
Common resident, largely sedentary and in small groups in non-br
Understorey of evergreen and riparian forest, and dense woodland
Mostly insects, also snails, small lizards and some fruit and
Song a series of low husky notes; when disturbed, group gives
series of harsh chattering churring notes.
Monogamous. Cup nest suspended between thin horizontal fork and
bound by roots, moss and Marasmius fungus, giving a blackish
appearance. Uncommon host of Jacobin Cuckoo.
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