French: Vanga écorcheur German: Hakenschnabelvanga Spanish: Vanga picudo
Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
V. c. curvirostris
(Linnaeus, 1766) – N, W & E Madagascar.
V. c. cetera
Bangs, 1928 – S Madagascar.
25–29 cm; 53·5–80·5 g. A medium-sized vanga with long hook-tipped bill, legs long and sturdy. Nominate race has area from eye and central crown back... read more
Song a very penetrating, high-pitched whistle, "te-ew", c. 2 seconds in duration,... read more
Various original forest types, dense scrub, degraded and primary forests, areas around villages,... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects; also small vertebrates, including medium-sized chameleons (Chamaeleonidae), frogs, small birds, bird eggs, and even young... read more
Season Oct–Jan in NW (Ampijoroa). Monogamous. Nest built by two individuals (presumed male and female), a bulky cup-shaped structure... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Nominate race rather thinly scattered in evergreen humid forest and degraded areas and plantations in lowlands and is more common in W. S race ... read more
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