French: Artamie azurée German: Blauvanga Spanish: Vanga azul de Madagascar
Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar
Madagascar (except C & S).
16–19 cm; 19·5–25·5 g. A small and, within its range, highly distinctive vanga. Male has crown, nape, cheeks, ear-coverts and upperparts, including... read more
Call (perhaps the song, as is sometimes given from treetop) a very characteristic angry hard rattle... read more
Inhabits midstorey and canopy of deciduous dry forest in W and evergreen humid forest in E, also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and Orthoptera, also caterpillars; occasionally berries. Forages in middle and upper levels of... read more
Few data, with just one nest the object of detailed description. Nesting observed in Dec in Madagascar, where season probably at least Oct... read more
Probably mainly sedentary; previously reported as disappearing from broadleaf forest of SW... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly widespread, and common in most of Madagascar, with an estimated density of 20·2 pairs/km² at one site, but appears... read more
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