French: Vanga de Van Dam German: Van-Dam-Vanga Spanish: Vanga de Van Dam
Ambassuan (Ambasohana), near Ambaro Bay, north-west coast of Madagascar
Patchily in N & NW Madagascar (Analamera, Ankazomborona near Ambaro Bay#R, and Bongolava and Ankarafantsika Plateaux).
23 cm. A medium-sized vanga with stout, laterally compressed bill. Male has black head, contrasting white throat and broad white collar, broken at rear; upperparts dark grey... read more
Calls include "tseeang" or "tseeeo" whistle on falling scale, also a loud... read more
Primary dry deciduous forest and immediately adjacent vegetation.
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), other insects, worms (Oligochaeta); also small vertebrates, e.g.... read more
Season Oct to at least Jan. Monogamous. Territorial. Nest built by both sexes, cup-shaped, consists of dead leaves and covered with spider... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in West Malagasy Dry Forests EBA. Locally fairly common. Has tiny global range, and in recent decades recorded at only two... read more
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