While these birds live in lowland forests, they do visit savannas and open woodlands to feed. They are found scattered over their range, and seem to be extending their range eastward into Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan. Large flocks congregate in tall trees near forest edges. They leave at sunrise in pairs and small parties and fly to the day's feeding grounds. They fly high above the treetops and call loudly. At dusk they make the return flight, with many arriving well after sunset. It is unusual for most birds to fly extensively after sunset. Because they sometimes raid crops they are persecuted in some places, and usually cannot be found near villages.