Vanga shrikes

(Vangidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Vangidae

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Small to medium-sized shrike-like birds with a wide variety of body forms and lifestyles, essentially restricted to forest

Size

Number of genera, species

11 genera; 16 species

Habitat

Primary eastern rainforest, western deciduous forest, and southern spiny bush; some species locally in plantations and wooded areas not far from primary forest

Conservation status

Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 3 species; Near Threatened: 1 species; Data Deficient: 1 species

Distribution

Madagascar; one species locally on the Comoro Islands

Distribution

Madagascar; one species locally on the Comoro Islands

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