Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia
Omnivore - Insects (including termites), earthworms, leeches, slugs, snails, berries, fruit (especially figs), grass seed.
Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forest, bamboo thickets, plantations.
Incubation: 13-14 days, 3-4 eggs
Social structure: Solitary or in pairs
Lifespan: 20 under human care
Estimated population in the wild: Locally common
IUCN Status: Least concern
Threats: Trapping for the cage-bird trade, continuing forest loss.
Did you know that:
It is a generally shy species that is said to be crepuscular and “a bird of deep shade”