Blue Vanga

It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, and Mayotte. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The Blue Vanga is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus) is a bird species in the family Vangidae. It is in the monotypic genus Cyanolanius. The taxon comorensis, by most authorities considered a subspecies of the Blue Vanga, has occasionally been considered a separate species, the Comoro Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius comorensis). It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, and Mayotte. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. More

All vangas are endemic to Madagascar apart from the Blue Vanga which also occurs in the Comoros on Mohéli island and, at least formerly, on Grande Comore. They are found throughout Madagascar, in a variety of forest and scrub habitats. Several species including Van Dam's Vanga and Sickle-billed Vanga can be found in the dry deciduous forests in the west of the island. Some such as Crossley's Babbler, Helmet Vanga and Bernier's Vanga are restricted to rainforest in the east of the island. More

The Blue Vanga of Moh More

The Blue Vanga and Chabert's Vanga occasionally eat fruit. Many species feed in small groups, often in mixed-species foraging flocks. The Hook-billed Vanga and Lafresnaye's Vanga tend to forage alone. Vangas have a variety of different foraging strategies. Many species glean food as they move through the branches. The Nuthatch Vanga climbs up trunks and branches like a nuthatch but does not climb downwards as nuthatches do. Crossley's Babbler forages by walking along the forest floor amongst the leaf litter. More

and blue vangas), laterally flattened bills for breaking open insect refuges or killing large invertebrates or small vertebrates (white, Pollen's , Van Dam's , Lafresnaye's , and hook-billed), and the oddities, sicklebilled and helmet vangas. Just over half the species are sexually dichromatic (redtailed, red-shouldered, rufous , the Xenopirostris species, white-headed, blue and Bernier's , and the nuthatch vanga). The Tylas seems to be most unusual in having one form (the nominate) monochromatic, and the other (T. e. More

also saw the brightly coloured Blue Vanga, White-headed, Rufous at the nest and the shrike-like Hook-billed Vanga. We were also introduced to another of Madagascar’s endemic families, the Mesites, with a small group of White-breasted Mesites scuttling through the undergrowth almost at our feet. However, the star bird of the walk must have been another representative of one of Madagascar’s endemic bird families, the Schlegel’s Asity, a bright yellow bird with a neon eye wattle with both bright blue and green elements. More

->The Blue Vanga ( Cyanolanius madagascarinus) is a Bird species in the family * Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri * Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii * Tylas Vanga Tylas eduardi * Coral-billed Nuthatch-vanga Hypositta corallirostris * Short-toed Nuthatch-vanga Hypositta perdita - taxonomic status questionable. UserPolbot. More

is that of two populations of blue vangas in the Comoro islands, 125 mi (200 km) from the Malagasy mainland. The presence of this species in the Comoros is all the more remarkable given the fact that it is one of the more forest-limited vangas, never being seen far from the forest canopy in the west and east of Madagascar. More

Africamuseum - Blue Vanga - Treasure of the month. Print this page. Blue Vanga. Copyright: Claire Spottiswoode, Africamuseum - Artamie azurée - ...- CLICK HERE to make comments, add a link, or submit content for Cyanolanius madagascarinus Almost all pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta camera WILDMADAGASCAR.ORG WildMadagascar. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Vangidae
Genus : Cyanolanius
Species : madagascarinus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)