French: Falculie mantelée German: Sichelschnabelvanga Spanish: Vanga piquicurvo
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1836,
N, W & S Madagascar.
32 cm; 106–119 g. Distinctive; the largest vanga, and with exceptionally long (to 70 mm), strongly decurved bill and sturdy legs. Has white head, neck, chin and throat... read more
Various loud screeching, crying and chortling sounds, given by group-members in unison,... read more
Dry deciduous forest and thorn-forest; also savanna, even if sparsely wooded, and wooded areas... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae), cockroaches (Blattodea), crickets and grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), other... read more
Season Oct–Jan in NW (Ampijoroa). Polyandrous: more than two males copulate with one female, and all males (and female) feed young;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in most of range, especially in W & S. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Ankarafantsika National Park (Ampijoroa),... read more
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