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-[[Image:Chaberts_Vanga.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|balticbird|balticbird}}<br />Perinet, [[Madagascar]]]]+[[Image:Chabert's_Vanga_MAD_SER.jpg|thumb|500px|right|Photo by {{user|rdavis|rdavis}}<br />Ifaty, [[Madagascar]], November 2011]]
'''Alternative name: Chabert's Vanga''' '''Alternative name: Chabert's Vanga'''
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==Identification== ==Identification==
14cm. A small vanga: 14cm. A small vanga:
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Endemic to [[Madagascar]].<br /> Endemic to [[Madagascar]].<br />
Widespread and fairly common in its range. Widespread and fairly common in its range.
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==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
Two subspecies are recognized: Two subspecies are recognized:
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Probably a sedentary species. Probably a sedentary species.
==References== ==References==
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Photo by rdavisIfaty, Madagascar, November 2011
Photo by rdavis
Ifaty, Madagascar, November 2011

Alternative name: Chabert's Vanga

Leptopterus chabert



14cm. A small vanga:

  • Prominent broad blue eyering
  • Black (with glossy blue sheen) forehead, crown, lores, ear-coverts, nape and upperparts
  • Black tail (schistocercus with white outer tail feathers with black tips)
  • White chin, throat, side of neck and underparts
  • Dark red eye
  • Pale blue bill

Sexes alike. Juveniles lack blue eyering and have a paler looking head.


Endemic to Madagascar.
Widespread and fairly common in its range.

Photo by balticbirdPerinet, Madagascar
Photo by balticbird
Perinet, Madagascar


Two subspecies are recognized:


Found in all types of native forest, secondary regrowth and plantations. Occurs from sea-level up to 1000m, occasionally higher.



Feeds on invertebrates (like beetles, cockroaches or worms) and small vertebrates (chameleons). Takes also small berries.
Forages usually in flocks in the canopy and frequently seen hover-gleaning.


Breeding recorded from August to March. A co-operative breeder with one or more helpers. The nest is a cup made of plant fibres and twigs. It's placed 6 - 19m above the ground in a tree. Lays 3 -4 eggs.

Probably a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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