Blue Vanga Cyanolanius madagascarinus

Guy M. Kirwan, Satoshi Yamagishi, Josep del Hoyo, Nigel Collar, and Masahiko Nakamura
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020


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In Madagascar inhabits midstory and canopy of deciduous dry forest in west, and evergreen humid forest in east, locally in littoral forest of southeast (12), also adjacent second growth, exceptionally mangroves at one site in western Madagascar (13). Occurs from sea level to c. 1,200 m, rarely (provided there are large trees) to 1,600 m (14, 15, 16, 17, 1). On the Comoros, found in all types of woodland, especially the interior and edge of evergreen forest (18), and coastal scrub, mainly above c. 300 m, on Mohéli (6). On Grand Comoro, known from degraded forest patches with banana cultivation on the slopes of Mt Karthala, at c. 700–900 m (2, 6).

Recommended Citation

Kirwan, G. M., S. Yamagishi, J. del Hoyo, N. Collar, and M. Nakamura (2020). Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, B. K. Keeney, P. G. Rodewald, and T. S. Schulenberg, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bluvan1.01