Family Vangas (Vangidae)

Vulnerable

Bernier's Vanga (Oriolia bernieri)


Taxonomy

French: Oriolie de Bernier German: Schwarzvanga Spanish: Vanga de Bernier
Taxonomy:

Oriolia bernieri

I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

, 1838,

Madagascar

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

NE Madagascar (Marojejy National Park S to about R Rianala).

Descriptive notes

23 cm; 52–59 g. A medium-sized, dark-plumaged vanga with stout conical bill. Male has entire plumage black with blue sheen; iris greyish-white; bill and legs light grey... read more

Voice

Poorly known. Loud "chew", like that of Common Green­shank (Tringa nebularia... read more

Habitat

Lowland evergreen humid forest, to c. 1000 m.

Food and feeding

Invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae), crickets (Orthoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea); also small vertebrates, e.g. geckos (of genus... read more

Breeding

Season Sept–Dec (Masoala Peninsula). Breeding system uncertain; sometimes in groups consisting of one female and several males, all... read more

Movements

Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA. Confined to N half of E rainforest, where rather scarce and patchily distributed. Recorded at... read more

Recommended citation

Yamagishi, S. & Nakamura, M. (2017). Bernier's Vanga (Oriolia bernieri). 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/60558 on 25 September 2017).