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Helmet Vanga, Masoala, Madagascar Masoala NP is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled primary forests I have ever set foot in. It is abundant in species, yet many hard to spot or photograph. The two key trophies if you&#039;re not looking for anything specifically are the Red-ruffed Lemur and the Helmet Vanga. So here is trophy #2: the Helmet Vanga. The entire family of Vanga birds are endemic to Madagascar. Here&#039;s a few, a group that will grow once I am done with sharing this year&#039;s set:<br />
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Helmet Vanga, Masoala, Madagascar

Masoala NP is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled primary forests I have ever set foot in. It is abundant in species, yet many hard to spot or photograph. The two key trophies if you're not looking for anything specifically are the Red-ruffed Lemur and the Helmet Vanga. So here is trophy #2: the Helmet Vanga. The entire family of Vanga birds are endemic to Madagascar. Here's a few, a group that will grow once I am done with sharing this year's set:
http://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/chordata/aves/passeriformes/vangidae

    comments (2)

  1. What a wonderful bird. Your description sounds like twitcher's paradise!
    Yes I know all about lots of species and impossible to photograph.
    There are at least ten species of Noseeum birds in our forest, all waiting for a lucky day.
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you. Costa Rica for sure is also one of those places of exceptional diversity. Posted 6 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 Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 10, 2015. Captured Oct 3, 2015 08:06 in Maroantsetra, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/6.3
  • 1/50s
  • ISO6400
  • 400mm