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Helmet Vanga nesting, Marojejy, Madagascar 3 days earlier we were going up the Marojejy mountain and found this nesting Helmet Vanga at the very foot of the mountain. Coming back down again, it was still here. If you search photos of this species online, you will often see a photo similar to this, so I'm guessing it's a celebrity :) Africa,Euryceros prevostii,Helmet vanga,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Marojejy,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Helmet Vanga nesting, Marojejy, Madagascar

3 days earlier we were going up the Marojejy mountain and found this nesting Helmet Vanga at the very foot of the mountain. Coming back down again, it was still here. If you search photos of this species online, you will often see a photo similar to this, so I'm guessing it's a celebrity :)

    comments (8)

  1. I'm gonna be a hornbill when I grow up. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Hehe :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Incredible . . . wonderful Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Wow! so beautiful! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 months ago
  4. What a fantastic capture! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 months 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 Mar 14, 2016. Captured Oct 10, 2015 12:04.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/80s
  • ISO6400
  • 400mm