About 28 cm long. Head is white, skin around eyes
yellow, bill black, underparts and rump white,
legs yellow. Juvenile lacks black collar. It gives
a loud piping cry.
Resident. Often found in open lowland areas
in the countryside and major urban parks.
Often feeds in small flocks on berries,
insects and earthworms etc. Breeding season from
April to August. A conspicuous large nest is constructed
high in a tree. Often parasitised by
Photo: Cheung Ho Fai