French: Calicalic malgache German: Rotschwanzvanga Spanish: Vanga colirrojo
Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar.
N, W & E Madagascar.
13–14 cm; 14–18·6 g. A small vanga reminiscent of a tit (Paridae). Male has grey forehead to nape, black patch from base of bill extending backwards... read more
In N & E, male sings "per-whew" with falling intonation (sounding like a human wolf-... read more
Native forest of various types, including adjacent second growth; generally absent from sub-arid... read more
Food and feeding
Small and medium-sized insects, including Orthoptera, beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars; also small vertebrates, mainly chameleons (of... read more
Season Oct–Jan in E (Ranomafana). Monogamous. Nest built by both sexes, an open cup made from interwoven leaf stalks reinforced with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common. The commonest vanga in E Madagascar; fairly common in N of range; more patchily distributed in W. Occurs in several... read more
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