Schlegel's Asity Philepitta schlegeli

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Chunky, olive-backed bird. Males have a black head, multi-colored bare facial skin, and yellow underparts. Females have pale underparts with scaly markings. Madagascar endemic that is rare and local in moist patches of western deciduous forest. Found mainly in the upperstory, where it often visits flowering and fruiting trees. Sits motionless for long periods, and flies weakly. Usually alone or in pairs. Call is a quick, rising series of very high-pitched notes. Female is similar to female Velvet Asity, but is separated by range. 

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