Red-tailed Vanga (Calicalicus madagascariensis) - HBW 14, p. 165
French: Calicalic malgache
Spanish: Vanga Colirrojo
Other common names: Red-tailed Shrike
Taxonomy: Lanius madagascariensis Linnaeus, 1766, Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar.
Recent molecular-genetic analysis indicates that genus may be closest to Vanga, Cyanolanius, Schetba and Euryceros; recent cladistic analysis based on morphological characters, however, suggests that it may not belong in the present family, but could be closer to drongos (Dicruridae) and monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae). Monotypic.
Distribution: N, W & E Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map