Habitat and Geographic Distribution: From semi-desertic savannahs and shrublands to diverse forests, up to 1600 m in altitude.
Diet: Based on seeds and fruits of trees, such as acacia and fig trees, harvested during the day. In Asia, it is considered one of the most destructive birds to crops.
Reproduction: Mating begins between December and May, incubating 3 to 4 eggs within tree hollows that the birds can extend. The chicks hatch after 22 days and stay in the nest for over 7 weeks.
Behaviour: A gregarious species. Emits a squawking vocalisation when feeding or in flight to announce its presence.
Conservation Status: Protected Species (CITES III); not globally threatened.