Indri indri

Indri indri Across Madagascar, the indri is considered sacred and revered by many local people. As a result, it is taboo to prey on the animal.  Most folks believe in the close link to indri indri or Babakoto. The indri indri used to be a human being who lost his son when he was hunting […]

Blue Coua

Blue Coua Madagascar is a paradisiiac island where fauna and flora abounds. Bird lovers can enjoy exploring a large variety of different types of birds and trees. The blue coua, which is endemic to Madagascar, is among the most amazing birds in the island. The blue coua, so-called Coua caerulea, belongs to the  cuckoo family, Cuculidae. The […]

Malagasy Pond Heron

Malagasy Pond Heron The Malagasy Pond Heron or the Madagascar squacco heron is scientifically identified as Ardeola idae. It belongs to the heron family Ardeidae. This monotypic bird is endemic to Madagascar, Réunion, and the Seychelles. It is endangered due to habitat destruction. Gustav Hartlaub, a German ornithologist, initiated the description of the Malagasy pond […]

Pitta-like Ground Roller

Pitta-like Ground Roller Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean, where endemic life abounds. For bird lovers, it is renowned for its magnificent bird species, as well as assortments of chameleons and different varieties of lemurs. The Pitta-like Ground Roller, scientifically known as Atelornis pittoides, belongs to the Brachypteraciidae family. This endemic bird […]

Coquerel’s Sifaka

  Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is a medium-sized lemur. It is diurnal and belongs to the genus Propithecus. The word sifaka describes the sound that this kind of lemur makes to warn its group members of coming predators. Coquerel’s sifaka was named after the French entomologist Charles Coquerel. It was often taken as a subspecies […]

White-headed Vanga

White-headed Vanga Madagascar is renowned for its diverse fauna and flora. If you would like to discover endemic birds, you can consider going on a birding tour. Among them, you can discover the beautiful White-headed Vanga. The white-headed vanga is scientifically named Artamella viridis. It belongs to the Vangidae family. The white-headed vanga is unispecific […]