French: Pseudobias de Ward German: Blauringvanga Spanish: Bias de Ward
Other common names: Ward's Shrike-flycatcher, Ward's Vanga
15 cm; one bird 12·5 g. Slender “flycatcher” with some resemblance to Batis, but has long tail. Male is glossy black above, with white bar on wing... read more
High-pitched nasal “tree tree tree”; other sounds said to resemble those of magpie-... read more
Rainforest, also adjacent secondary forest, from sea-level to 1800 m. Middle altitudinal zones from... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects: hymenopterans and beetles (Coleoptera) recorded. Frequents middle and upper storeys, often at edge of forest. Said to be a... read more
Recorded in Nov; immature found in Dec. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Was considered Near Threatened by Projet ZICOMA in 1999. Has always been thought to be rather patchily distributed. Recent counts in Anjanaharibe-sud... read more
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