Order Passeriformes

Family Vangidae

Vangas
Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family now contains species that were formerly considered to comprise the family Helmet-shrikes (Prionopidae). See link for information on this group.
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General
  • Small to medium-sized passerines varying considerably in morphology and plumage.
  • Madagascar, one species also in Comoro Islands.
  • Forest, scrub and thorn-scrub, plantations and wooded areas near forest.
  • 13-32 cm.
  • 21 genera, 40 species, 76 taxa.
  • 8 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Yamagishi, S., Nakamura, M. & Bonan, A. (2017). Vangas (Vangidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52359 on 26 July 2017).