French: Schetbé roux German: Rotvanga Spanish: Vanga rufo
Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. r. occidentalis
Delacour, 1931 – W Madagascar.
S. r. rufa
(Linnaeus, 1766) – N & E Madagascar.
20 cm; 30·5–44 g. A medium-sized vanga with strong, broad bill. Male has head down to chest, nape and neck black with blue sheen; upperparts, including upper... read more
Wide variety of beautiful calls. Possible song a smooth, whistled, rippling trill on descending... read more
Lowland evergreen humid forest in E and deciduous forest in W, in areas with open understorey and... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), other insects, worms (Oligochaeta); also small vertebrates, e.g.... read more
Season Oct–Jan in NW (Ampijoroa). Co-operative breeder; pair accompanied by helpers (yearling males and males aged two years and over... read more
Sedentary within territory; location of territories remains the same in successive years.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common. Often very numerous in primary deciduous forest in W; less common and generally more patchy in distribution in... read more
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