White-breasted Mesite (Mesitornis variegata) - HBW 3, p. 42
French: Mésite variée
Spanish: Mesito Pechiblanco
Other common names: (White-breasted) Roatelo
Taxonomy: Mesites variegata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838, Madagascar.
Formerly placed in genus Mesoenas (see page 34). Recent anomalous record from rain forest may prove to belong to subspecifically distinct population, but no relevant specimens known to exist. Monotypic.
Distribution: Madagascar. Known only to occur in three widely separated small areas in W & N, between 12°44' S (Analamera) and 20° S (Menabe forests); however, single anomalous record from E (Ambatovaky).
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A bird resting on the ground, near dry leaves Locality Ampijoroa Forest Station, Ankarafantsika National Park, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 30 June 1996 6 years ago 18 sec 4.2
Two birds foraging on the forest floor Locality Ankarafantsika National Park, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Josh Engel 16 September 2006 5 years ago 41 sec 4.1
A bird walking on the ground. Locality Ankarafantsika National Park, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 1 October 2011 49 weeks ago 23 sec 3.5
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