French: Oriolie de Bernier German: Schwarzvanga Spanish: Vanga de Bernier
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838,
NE Madagascar (Marojejy National Park S to about R Rianala).
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
Poorly known. Loud "chew", like that of Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia... read more
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
Season Sept–Dec (Masoala Peninsula). Breeding system uncertain; sometimes in groups consisting of one female and several males, all... read more
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
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