Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
Figs, other fruits and their seeds, spiders, insect larvae, beetles, mantids, grasshoppers, locusts, termites, ants, lizards, centipedes, small birds and their eggs, food discarded by humans.
Habitat: Scrubland, wooded hills, wooded grasslands
Incubation: 12-18 days / 2-6 eggs
Social structure: Pairs, small family groups of up to 10 birds.
Weight: 75g max
Dimensions: 23cm max
Estimated population in the wild: Generally common
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
- The dominant pair sings a synchronized duet, accompanied by the rest of the group members, which is used to defend their territory and as a bonding ritual between all the group members. The subadult members of the groups are acting as helpers during excavation of the nest and during breeding, where they help feed their younger siblings.