|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 within the genus Artamella.|
The white-headed vanga is a songbird, which is endemic to Madagascar. At a glance, it looks like a shrike, with its striking feather colors.
|As indicated in its name, the male white-headed vanga is pure white on the head, breast, and belly. The undertail feathers are equally white. Its back, wings, and tail are dark blue. It has a typical bill, with light-colored mandibles. Females are pale gray but not pure white on the head and underparts.
The white-headed vanga is famous for its harsh scolds as well as the deep penetrating hollow whistles.
|Its natural habitats are typically tropical and subtropical forests, especially in dry forests, and in moist montane forests, where plantations and scrub grow.|
|The white-headed vanga prey on small larvae, caterpillars, locusts, butterfly eggs, and butterflies.|
|If you plan to go on a bird-watching trip, it is good to organize your trip through a travel agency. Safari-Madagascar for example offers birding tours that can help you discover a wide range of bird species within a few days. If you go on a 13-day birding tour in the rainforests of Madagascar and relax at the sounds of birds. If you want to go on a longer expedition, then, the 16-day bird-watching expedition is recommended for you.|