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Helmet vanga

(Euryceros prevostii)

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Description

The helmet vanga (Euryceros prevostii) is a distinctive-looking bird of the vanga family,Vangidae,and is classified in its own genus,Euryceros.It is mainly blue-black,with rufous wings and a huge arched blue bill.It is restricted to lowland and lower montane rainforests of northeastern Madagascar.Its diet is composed of invertebrates,predominantly insects.The species is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Vangidae
Genus:Euryceros
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