Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Viet Nam.
Omnivorous. Large invertebrates (beetles, caterpillars, land-leeches), frogs, small lizards, bird's eggs and nestlings, small mammals, carrion, kitchen scraps, fruits, berries.
Habitat: Εvergreen forests, parks, gardens, mangroves
Incubation: 17-19 days / 3-6 eggs
Social structure: small flocks of 6-12 individuals, solitary breeder.
Weight: male 192g max, female 155g max
Lifespan: 20 under human care
Estimated population in the wild: unknown, common
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
- This species can learn to mimic people and other birds.
- They prey on eggs and nestlings from other birds nests.
The nest is built by both parents. The male feeds the incubating female and helps to feed the nestlings.