Family Vangas and allies (Vangidae)

Vulnerable

Red-tailed Newtonia (Newtonia fanovanae)


Taxonomy

French: Newtonie de Fanovana German: Rostschwanzvanga Spanish: Newtonia colirroja
Taxonomy:

Newtonia fanovanae

Gyldenstolpe

, 1933,

Fanovana Forest, eastern Madagascar

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Madagascar from Marojejy S to Andohahela.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 12·5 g. A small, slim-billed forest-canopy insectivore. Has ashy-grey top and side of head, contrasting with greyish-brown mantle, scapulars and rump and light tawny-... read more

Voice

Song a characteristic series of 5–15 descending “pitchi” notes or “swee” notes; buzzing call.

Habitat

Middle and upper strata of tall, humid evergreen closed-canopy forest, at 300–800 m, rarely... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Usually forages high in canopy; usually in company with other arboreal species. Often sally-gleans or hovers at ends of branches;... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Known only from the type specimen until rediscovered in 1989–90. Has now been found to occur in E Malagasy rainforest from far N (Anjanaharibe-sud) to far S... read more

Recommended citation

Hawkins, F. & Pearson, D. (2017). Red-tailed Newtonia (Newtonia fanovanae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58951 on 19 November 2017).