Bernier's Vanga

The Bernier's Vanga is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Bernier's Vanga (Oriolia bernieri) is a bird species in the family Vangidae. It is in the monotypic genus Oriolia. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Oriolia bernieri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

Helmet Vanga and Bernier's Vanga are restricted to rainforest in the east of the island. Lafresnaye's Vanga and the recently-discovered Red-shouldered Vanga occur in subarid thorn scrub in the south-west. Behaviour - Their diet can include insects, earthworms, millipedes, lizards and amphibians. 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. More

eastern rainforest (Pollen's, Bernier's vangas, helmet vanga, and nuthatch vanga). The latter three species seem to be limited to the lower elevations in the rainforest, and helmet and Bernier's vangas to the northern half of the rainforest belt. Pollen's vanga seems to be much more common in the southern half of the rainforest than the north, and may be more common at higher altitudes. Hypositta perdita, described recently from juvenile specimens, is only known from rainforest at low altitude in the far southeast. More

Bernier's vanga in particular seems to have rather a patchy distribution, being absent from some areas of apparently suitable habitat. The newly described red-shouldered vanga is limited to dense Euphorbia scrub in the south-west of the country, and while this forest occurs on poor soils that are difficult to cultivate, pressure for land from a rising human population has led to recent significant clearance, putting this species under threat in its limited range. More

and the Red-shouldered Vanga, Bernier's Vanga, Helmet Vanga and Red-tailed Newtonia are regarded as Vulnerable. Van Dam's Vanga is classed as Endangered because it is restricted to a small area of north-west Madagascar where the forest is rapidly disappearing due to clearance for agriculture and uncontrolled bushfires. Bluntschli's Vanga is known only from two old specimens and is classed as Data Deficient. More

Bernier's Vanga, Madagascar, Masoala November 2007 © Andrew Moon Sorry! - yet another vulnerable, difficult to see species, from Madagascar Bernier's Vanga - Bernier's Vanga, Madagascar, Masoala Dec 2008 © Simon Harrap Often the hardest of the vangas to track down, they seemed to be unusually easy this year (although still hard to photograph!). More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Vangidae
Genus : Oriolia
Species : bernieri
Authority : Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838