Sub-Saharan Africa, down to N Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and NE South Africa
Frugivorous. Fruits and berries (especially figs), flower buds, nectar, seeds.
Habitat: Variety of forests, wooded savanna, mangrove.
Incubation: 13-14 days / 1-2 eggs
Social structure: Pairs or flock of up to 50 birds.
Weight: male 285g max, female 225g max
Lifespan: 11 max under human care
Estimated population in the wild: frequent to locally abundant
Threats: There are no major threats to this species
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Did you know that:
- Occasionally they eat small pieces of flesh or dried blood from carcasses.
- They are commonly observed climbing around branches like parrots and occasionally hanging upside down as they reach for food.