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Helmet Vanga nest building, Marojejy, Madagascar You don't actually see her building the nest in this photo, yet the bill is still a bit dirty from the clay it had just delivered. Africa,Euryceros prevostii,Helmet vanga,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Marojejy,World Click/tap to enlarge

Helmet Vanga nest building, Marojejy, Madagascar

You don't actually see her building the nest in this photo, yet the bill is still a bit dirty from the clay it had just delivered.

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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 Mar 13, 2016. Captured Oct 10, 2015 11:21.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/125s
  • ISO6400
  • 400mm