French: Vanga de Pollen German: Pollenvanga Spanish: Vanga de Pollen
north-west coast of Madagascar.
E Madagascar (not recorded in NW since type material collected).
24 cm; 61·5–65 g. A medium-sized vanga with stout, laterally compressed bill. Male has black head and throat, white side of neck; upperparts, including upperwing... read more
Wide variety of calls, including characteristic loud descending "tseeang" or "tseeeo... read more
Primary evergreen humid forest; sea-level to c. 2000 m.
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), other insects and larvae, worms (Oligochaeta); also small... read more
Few data. Breeding observed in Sept–Dec; nestlings in Sept at Ranomafana. Cup-shaped nest made from leaves and grass blades, usually... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA. Locally not uncommon to scarce, and rather... read more
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