Vangas (Vangidae)

Rufous Vanga (Schetba rufa) - HBW 14, p. 168

French: Schetbé roux German: Rotvanga Spanish: Vanga Rufo
Other common names: Red Vanga

Taxonomy: Lanius rufus Linnaeus, 1766, Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro), south-east Madagascar.
Recent molecular-genetic analysis indicates that genus may be closest to Calicalicus, Vanga, Cyanolanius and Euryceros. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • occidentalis Delacour, 1931 - W Madagascar.
  • rufa ( Linnaeus, 1766) - N & E Madagascar.