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Antananarivo, Madagascar (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Antananarivo, Madagascar

Map of Antananarivo, Madagascar

Malagasy Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides) Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) Madagascar Pond-Heron (Ardeola idae) Madagascar Coucal (Centropus toulou) Plain Tiger (Danaus  chrysippus) White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
Red-billed Duck (Anas erythrorhyncha) Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Madagascar Pond-Heron (Ardeola idae) Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) Madagascar Brush-Warbler (Nesillas typica) Brilliant Blue (Junonia rhadama)
Mellers Duck (Anas melleri) Eleonoras Falcon (Falco eleonorae) House Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius) Lined Day Gecko (Phelsuma lineata) Mascarene Martin (Phedina borbonica)




10/30/2017: After a couple of overnight flights and some party time in exciting Cromer, UK, we finally made it to Antananarivo just in time to wake up six hours later for a flight to Toliara.

11/18/2017: Back in Antananarivo after several days exploring the south of Madagascar. The air pollution in Tana is really spectacular. There are some good pizza restaurants as well.

11/23/2017: We had enough of downtown Tana, so we arranged to stay closer to the airport. There was a great pizza on the airport road, and Barbara spent her last ariary on a massage. The massage place doubled as a passion fruit farm, and passion fruit is clearly the top fruit in the world.

We also took a trip to some knick-knack market to buy the future trash of America. Sadly, there were probably 100 shells poached from endangered sea turtles scattered throughout the market for sale to tourists.

Next Visit (Toliara: 10/31/2017)

Species Recorded (32)

Birds ( 28 )

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Madagascar Brush-Warbler - Nesillas typica

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Madagascar Pond-Heron - Ardeola idae
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Black Heron - Egretta ardesiaca
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha
Meller's Duck - Anas melleri
White-faced Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna viduata

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonorae

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Red-knobbed Coot - Fulica cristata
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Malagasy Turtle-Dove - Nesoenas picturatus
Namaqua Dove - Oena capensis

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Madagascar Coucal - Centropus toulou

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Madagascar Nightjar - Caprimulgus madagascariensis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Madagascar Swift - Apus balstoni
Malagasy Palm Swift - Cypsiurus gracilis

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Malagasy Kingfisher - Corythornis vintsioides

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Madagascar Bee-eater - Merops superciliosus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Mascarene Martin - Phedina borbonica

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Madagascar White-eye - Zosterops maderaspatanus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Madagascar Wagtail - Motacilla flaviventris

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Red Fody - Foudia madagascariensis




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