French: Eurycère de Prévost German: Helmvanga Spanish: Vanga de casco
NE Madagascar (from Marojejy region S to Tsaratanana and Mantadia).
28–31 cm; 84–114 g. Highly distinctive large vanga with massive hooked bill (51 mm long, 30 mm deep) and rather long, broad tail. Head, alula, primary-coverts and... read more
Song, given early in morning, often before sunrise, a series of c. 8 soft whistled “tree... read more
Evergreen humid forest in lowlands and lower middle altitudes; observed at 200–1800 m, but... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including cockroaches (Blattodea), butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), crickets and katydids (Orthoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera... read more
Season Oct–Jan in Masoala Peninsula. Monogamous. Cup-shaped nest 15 cm in diameter, made from mosses and woven plant fibres and... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA. Uncommon, with patchy distribution; appears to be relatively common in Masoala Peninsula... read more
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