It lives in pairs or
small flocks except when some wild fig tree is in fruit, when large numbers will assemble
to feed on the fruit. In spite of its size it is often very inconspicuous as it has a
habit of sitting quietly among foliage, in a very upright position, turning its head
stealthily in all directions while scanning the environment for food. Its
favourite abode is the medium levels of tall forest, where hanging creepers and lianas
supply convenient perches as well as concealment.
breeding season is from April to August. The nest is cavity in the bole of a large tree,
usually at height from the ground. The eggs number one to three, are white, soon getting
dirty, and measure about 41.5×33 mm.