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Helmet vanga  Euryceros prevostii,Geotagged,Helmet vanga,Madagascar,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. This is just mean, I had this one in my stock, wanting to introduce it on the site, as soon as I got to this location in my sharing (which I do slowly and in order of capture date). And now you beat me to it :)

    Just kidding, well done! Perhaps cool to add for others reading this: this birds is on the top of the list for many birders, and is locally endemic.
    Posted 7 years ago
  2. Sorry;-)... In one of the pictures, there is the beak of the chick sticking out. But I really need some quiet time to go trough all those pics... I probably should have climbed up a nearby tree in order to see the chicks properly. The helmet vanga seems to like to breed next to the path:-)! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Yes, it seems every tourist climbing this mountain comes across this scene :) I had the same problem regarding it being a little too high for a good angle.

      PS: when you respond to somebody's comment, please use the "reply" link below it, otherwise that person will not get a notification and may never see your response.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. oops, I've respondet a few times already the wrong way obviously;-) Posted 7 years ago
        1. It happens to a lot of new users. And it is understandable, since in particular on Facebook you can just comment below people, and that is where people spend a lot of time :) Posted 7 years ago
  3. Marvelous shot. The bird with the prey :) Posted 7 years ago

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The helmet vanga is a distinctive-looking bird of the vanga family, Vangidae, and is classified in its own genus, ''Euryceros''. It is mainly blue-black, with rufous wings and a huge arched blue bill. It is restricted to lowland and lower montane rainforests of northeastern Madagascar. Its diet is composed of invertebrates, predominantly insects.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Tarsier
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Uploaded Nov 29, 2015. Captured Oct 16, 2015 07:39 in 3B, Madagascar.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/3.2
  • 1/197s
  • ISO1250
  • 300mm