Sickle-billed vanga (Falculea palliata).
Ankarafantsika Strict Nature Reserve, Western deciduous forest. MADAGASCAR
This is a family represented by 14 species of which 13 are endemic to Madagascar. The forms of bill shown by these 14 species reflect a spectacular range of evolutionary adaptations. All vangas are forest species and all feed on invertebrates and small vertebrates. They are loud and often found in large groups. All vangas make bowl-shaped nests.
DISTRIBUTION: North and ne, including Sambirano, Iharana and n of Sambava. Also found in w and s. Common thoughout its range. ENDEMIC TO MADASGACAR