French: Artamie chabert German: Elstervanga Spanish: Vanga chabert
Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. chabert
(Statius Müller, 1776) – W, N & E Madagascar.
L. c. schistocercus
(Neumann, 1908) – SW Madagascar.
14 cm; 17·6–26·7 g. A small vanga with prominent, broad blue eyering. Nominate race has forehead, crown, lores, ear-coverts, nape and entire upperparts,... read more
Call a characteristic mechanical note, rhythmically repeated at 2–3 per second, "tch-tch... read more
All native forest types, also secondary regrowth, scrubby vegetation and plantations, sometimes far... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), other insects, worms (Oligochaeta); also small vertebrates, e.g.... read more
Recorded in Aug–Mar; season Sept–Jan in NW (Ampijoroa). Co-operative breeder, with one or more helpers, sex of which unknown.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and common or fairly common throughout range. Nominate race common in all forest types, somewhat less abundant in evergreen humid forest... read more
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