Chabert's Vanga

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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The Chabert's Vanga is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Another, Chabert's Vanga (below right) forages with mixed species flocks and sallies out like a small flycatcher, or glides like a small wood-swallow. Although difficult to see in this shot, it has bare blue skin around its eye (like the wattle-eyes of Africa). More

Chabert's Vanga (Leptopterus chabert) is a species of bird in the Vangidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Leptopterus. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Leptopterus chabert. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

The Blue Vanga and Chabert's Vanga occasionally eat fruit. Many species feed in small groups, often in mixed-species foraging flocks. The Hook-billed Vanga and Lafresnaye's Vanga tend to forage alone. Vangas have a variety of different foraging strategies. Many species glean food as they move through the branches. The Nuthatch Vanga climbs up trunks and branches like a nuthatch but does not climb downwards as nuthatches do. Crossley's Babbler forages by walking along the forest floor amongst the leaf litter. More

Our first good bird was the small Chabert's Vanga, and we also found Hook-billed Vanga nest-building, and Blue and White-headed Vangas actually in the camp. Common birds which we got to grips with here included the spectacular Crested Coua, Crested Drongo, Madagascar Bulbul, and Madagascar Magpie Robin. Also we had the huge and interesting Lesser and Greater Vasa Parrots, the only birds which have penises (actually hemi-penises, or cloacal eversions....). More

Some species of vanga are common such as Chabert's Vanga which can survive in secondary woodland and plantations of introduced trees. Several other species are threatened by loss of their forest habitat. Pollen's Vanga is classed as Near-threatened by BirdLife International and the Red-shouldered Vanga, Bernier's Vanga, Helmet Vanga and Red-tailed Newtonia are regarded as Vulnerable. More

exception to this is the Chabert's vanga, which has rather long wings suited to its largely aerial life. It is in the bill and head structure that the vangas really distinguish themselves. More

-> Chabert's Vanga ( Leptopterus chabert) is a species of Bird in the Vangidae family UserPolbot. -> The Crossley's Babbler ( Mystacornis crossleyi) also known as Crossley's Babbler-vanga or Newtonia is a Genus of Passerine Birds containing four species UserPolbot. ->The Bernier's Vanga ( Oriolia bernieri) is a Bird species in the family UserPolbot. ->The Ward's Flycatcher ( Pseudobias wardi) also known as Ward's Flycatcher-vanga is a species of UserPolbot. More

Chabert's vanga is unique in the family in having brightly colored blue skin around the eye. Rufous and helmet vangas are black, red, and white with pale blue bills (though of dramatically different form), while the other species are essentially gray, black, and white. Juveniles of many species and females of some (Pollen's, Van Dam's) show variable amounts of orange underneath, while in the Tylas vanga both sexes are orange-bellied. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Vangidae
Genus : Leptopterus
Species : chabert
Authority : (Müller, 1776)