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Vangas
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Vangidae
Genera
Calicalicus
Schetba
Vanga
Falculea
Artamella
Leptopterus
Cyanolanius
Oriolia
Euryceros
Tylas
Hypositta
Xenopirostris
The vangas are a group of little-known small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. Their relationship with other passerine groups is uncertain.

They are shrike-like, arboreal forest birds, feeding on reptiles, frogs and insects. Vanga's stick nests are built in trees They do not migrate.

Species list

Family: Vangidae

  • Red-tailed Vanga, Calicalicus madagascariensis
  • Red-shouldered Vanga, Calicalicus rufocarpalis

  • Rufous Vanga, Schetba rufa

  • Hook-billed Vanga, Vanga curvirostris

  • Lafresnaye's Vanga, Xenopirostris xenopirostris
  • Van Dam's Vanga, Xenopirostris damii
  • Pollen's Vanga, Xenopirostris polleni

  • Sickle-billed Vanga, Falculea palliata

  • White-headed Vanga, Artamella viridis

  • Chabert Vanga, Leptopterus chabert

  • Blue Vanga, Cyanolanius madagascarinus

  • Bernier's Vanga, Oriolia bernieri

  • Helmet Vanga, Euryceros prevostii

  • Tylas Vanga, Tylas eduardi

  • Coral-billed Nuthatch Hypositta corallirostris



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