French: Vanga de Lafresnaye German: Schmalschnabelvanga Spanish: Vanga de Lafresnaye
SW & S Madagascar from just N of R Mangoky S in subdesert biome to Andohahela National Park.
24 cm; 52–63 g. A medium-sized vanga with plumage mostly black and white; bill stout and laterally compressed, with intermandibular gap. Male has black head,... read more
Most frequent vocalizations a highly characteristic loud, whistled "tseeang" or "... read more
Sub-arid thorn-scrub, with strong preference for areas with plentiful dead wood. Sea-level to 100 m.
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), other insects, worms (Oligochaeta); also small vertebrates, e.g.... read more
Few data. Breeding observed in Nov–Dec. Cup-shaped nest of plant matter, reinforced on outside with spider webs, lined with leaf... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South Malagasy Spiny Forests EBA. Not common within its relatively small range.
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