Vangas In Vietnam – Vangidae
Vangas are a family of birds found mainly in Madagascar, but there are a few species found in other parts of the world, including Vietnam. There are three species of Vangas in Vietnam: the Large Woodshrike, Common Woodshrike, and Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike. Despite their small numbers in Vietnam, these three species are resilient and powerful birds with fascinating characteristics.
The Large Woodshrike, also known as the Brown Woodshrike, is a striking bird with a distinctive brown and white plumage. They have a broad black mask across the eyes, and a long black tail. Large Woodshrikes can be found in a variety of habitats, from dense forests to open woodlands, and are known for their melodious songs.
The Common Woodshrike, as its name suggests, is a common sight in many parts of Vietnam. It has a grayish-brown plumage with a distinctive black mask and a white throat. These birds are typically found in open woodlands and scrublands, and feed on insects, small reptiles, and fruits.
The Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike is a striking bird with a black and white plumage, and distinctive blue-grey wings with white bars. They are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, and scrublands. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikes are active predators, feeding on insects, small reptiles, and other small animals.
All three of these woodshrikes are known for their powerful and agile flight, as well as their sharp beaks, which they use to catch their prey. They are also known for their beautiful songs, which are a common sound in many parts of Vietnam’s forests and woodlands