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 (21)

Red-tailed Vanga (Calicalicus madagascariensis)
Red-shouldered Vanga (Calicalicus rufocarpalis)
Hook-billed Vanga (Vanga curvirostris)
Bernier’s Vanga (Oriolia bernieri)
Lafresnaye’s Vanga (Xenopirostris xenopirostris)
Van Dam’s Vanga (Xenopirostris damii)
Pollen’s Vanga (Xenopirostris polleni)
Sickle-billed Vanga (Falculea palliata)
White-headed Vanga (Artamella viridis)
Chabert Vanga (Leptopterus chabert)
Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus)
Rufous Vanga (Schetba rufa)
Helmet Vanga (Euryceros prevostii)
Tylas Vanga (Tylas eduardi)
Nuthatch Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris)
Dark Newtonia (Newtonia amphichroa)
Common Newtonia (Newtonia brunneicauda)
Archbold’s Newtonia (Newtonia archboldi)
Red-tailed Newtonia (Newtonia fanovanae)
Ward’s Flycatcher (Pseudobias wardi)
Crossley’s Vanga (Mystacornis crossleyi)
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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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