Hook-billed Vanga

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

Hook-billed Vanga, Vanga curvirostris Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Vangidae Genus: Vanga Vieillot, 1816 Species: V. More

* Hook-billed Vanga, Vanga curvirostris * Genus: Xenopirostris * Lafresnaye's Vanga, Xenopirostris xenopirostris * Van Dam's Vanga, Xenopirostris damii * Pollen's Vanga, Xenopirostris polleni * Genys: Falculea * Sickle-billed Vanga, Falculea palliata * Genus: Artamella * White-headed More

The hook-billed vanga (Vanga curvirostris) has a shorter bill with a hook at the end of it, white head with a black patch running from the each eye to the back of the head, a white belly, black back, black wings with white bands. Call: S1 Vanga curvirostris P2 Juvenile Vanga eats a chameleon P3 .8Mb V1 1. More

The hook-billed vanga is in a genus of its own. There are two subspecies, the nominate, which is widely distributed in rainforest and west of Madagascar, and V. c. cetera, limited to the southern spiny forests. OTHER COMMON NAMES French: Vanga écorcheur; German: Hakenvanga; Spanish: Vanga de Pico Curvo. More

The hook-billed vanga is unusual in clapping its bill together as part of a threat display. Conservation status Given that most vangas are tied closely to primary forest, and that Malagasy primary forests are under considerable threat, the future of many members of the family is uncertain. More

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The hook-billed vanga-shrike (Vanga curvirostris) is a big-billed form that catches tree... Other The following is a selection of items (artistic styles or groups, constructions, events, fictional characters, organizations, publications) associated with "hook-billed vanga-shrike" * vanga-shrike (bird) Expand Your Research: Try searching magazines and ebooks for "hook-billed vanga-shrike". No results found. More

Facts about hook-billed vanga-shrike: characteristics, as discussed in vanga-shrike (bird): = ...isolated. Most species are glossy black or blue above and white below; some have white heads or have reddish brown or gray markings (sexes similar). They make cup nests in trees or brush. The hook-billed vanga-shrike (Vanga curvirostris) is a big-billed form that catches tree... More

longer and more raptor-like bill of the hook-billed vanga is used for tearing apart small vertebrates, often through the use of a horizontal tree-fork in which to wedge the prey. Chameleons, bats, geckos, frogs, and even other birds are dealt with in this way. Rufous vangas eat rather similar kinds of food, but hunt for it in a different way. They spot prey by its movement, and so the actual species eaten are very different from those consumed by the hook-billed vanga. More

Hook-billed Vanga - Vanga curvirostris Vanga écorcheur = Vanga écorcheur Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Frédéric Leviez Site web : Bienvenue chez Fred Order : Passériformes Family : Vangidae Species : Hook-billed Vanga Age : Adult Reference: frle16265 Date taken : 2005 Oct Geographic data Country : Madagascar More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Vangidae
Genus : Vanga
Species : curvirostris
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)