Vangidae – Vangas

Chabert Vanga (Leptopterus chabert) ©WikiC

Chabert Vanga (Leptopterus chabert) ©WikiC

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? (Job 35:11 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Vangidae – Vangas


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Species (39)

Calicalicus
Red-tailed Vanga (Calicalicus madagascariensis)
Red-shouldered Vanga (Calicalicus rufocarpalis)
Vanga
Hook-billed Vanga (Vanga curvirostris)
Oriolia
Bernier’s Vanga (Oriolia bernieri)
Xenopirostris
Lafresnaye’s Vanga (Xenopirostris xenopirostris)
Van Dam’s Vanga (Xenopirostris damii)
Pollen’s Vanga (Xenopirostris polleni)
Falculea
Sickle-billed Vanga (Falculea palliata)
Artamella
White-headed Vanga (Artamella viridis)
Leptopterus
Chabert Vanga (Leptopterus chabert)
Cyanolanius
Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus)
Schetba
Rufous Vanga (Schetba rufa)
Euryceros
Helmet Vanga (Euryceros prevostii)
Tylas
Tylas Vanga (Tylas eduardi)
Hypositta
Nuthatch Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris)
Newtonia
Dark Newtonia (Newtonia amphichroa)
Common Newtonia (Newtonia brunneicauda)
Archbold’s Newtonia (Newtonia archboldi)
Red-tailed Newtonia (Newtonia fanovanae)
Pseudobias
Ward’s Flycatcher (Pseudobias wardi)
Mystacornis
Crossley’s Vanga (Mystacornis crossleyi)
Prionops
White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus)
Grey-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops poliolophus)
Yellow-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops alberti)
Red-billed Helmetshrike (Prionops caniceps)
Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike (Prionops rufiventris)
Retz’s Helmetshrike (Prionops retzii)
Gabela Helmetshrike (Prionops gabela)
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike (Prionops scopifrons)
Hemipus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus)
Tephrodornis
Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis virgatus)
Malabar Woodshrike (Tephrodornis sylvicola)
Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Sri Lanka Woodshrike (Tephrodornis affinis)
Philentoma
Rufous-winged Philentoma (Philentoma pyrhoptera)
Maroon-breasted Philentoma (Philentoma velata)
Megabyas
African Shrike-flycatcher (Megabyas flammulatus)
Bias
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher (Bias musicus)

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The vangas are a group of little-known small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to Madagascar and the Comoros. They are usually classified as the family Vangidae. There are about 22 species, depending on taxonomy. Most species are shrike-like, arboreal forest birds, feeding on reptiles, frogs and insects. Several other Madagascan birds more similar to Old World warblers, Old World babblers or Old world flycatchers are now often placed in this family. Vangas differ greatly in bill shape and have a variety of foraging methods. Their stick nests are built in trees. They do not migrate. (Wikipedia with editing)

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