About 65 cm long. Blue upperparts, black head,
red bill and very long tail. It makes various
noisy calls and whistles.
Resident. Quite common and widespread,
particularly in Mid-Levels on Hong Kong Island.
Mostly seen in small parties. Often on
the ground. Found in areas with thick scrub cover.
Breeding season from April to July. The nest is
a light structure placed in a tree, usually about
7 metres off the ground.