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Isalo National Park, Madagascar (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Isalo National Park, Madagascar

Map of Isalo National Park, Madagascar

Red-fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) Merrems Madagascar Swift (Oplurus cyclurus) Rainbow Milkweed Locust (Phymateus saxosus) Madagascar Buzzard (Buteo brachypterus) Forest Rock-Thrush (Monticola sharpei) - Male Madagascar Cuckoo (Cuculus rochii)
Madagascar Buzzard (Buteo brachypterus) - Mobbed by Kestrel Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus) Forest Rock-Thrush (Monticola sharpei) - Female Torotoroka Scops-Owl (Otus madagascariensis) Madagascar Harrier (Circus macrosceles) - Male Madagascar Partridge (Margaroperdix madagarensis) - Male
Giant Carpet Chameleon (Furcifer major) Dumerils Madagascar swift (Oplurus quadrimaculatus) Madagascar Buttonquail (Turnix nigricollis) Madagascar Harrier (Circus macrosceles) - Female Madagascar Partridge (Margaroperdix madagarensis) - Female

Park featuring slot canyons of lush vegetation surrounded by dry plateaus.



11/3/2017: After a long day of driving, we arrived at Isalo for our first pizza of the trip. Spent some time looking for, and not finding, the Madagascar Partridge after.

11/4/2017: We headed over to the national park where we took a walk through some canyons climbing to an overlook. We walked back down to the canyons to swim in some very cold and clear water. Lemurs were on the attack in the picnic area, and some tourists could not resist feeding them.


Previous Visit (Zombiste National Park: 11/3/2017)
Next Visit (Anja Community Reserve: 11/5/2017)

Species Recorded (34)

Birds ( 25 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Madagascar Harrier - Circus macrosceles

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Madagascar Buzzard - Buteo brachypterus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Madagascar Kestrel - Falco newtoni

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Madagascar Partridge - Margaroperdix madagarensis

( Turnicidae )
Madagascar Buttonquail - Turnix nigricollis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Malagasy Turtle-Dove - Nesoenas picturatus

( Leptosomidae )
Cuckoo Roller - Leptosomus discolor

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Madagascar Cuckoo - Cuculus rochii

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Madagascar Scops-Owl - Otus rutilus

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

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

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Broad-billed Roller - Eurystomus glaucurus

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone mutata

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Crested Drongo - Dicrurus forficatus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Madagascar Lark - Eremopterix hova

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Madagascar Bulbul - Hypsipetes madagascariensis

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Madagascar Cisticola - Cisticola cherina

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Pied Crow - Corvus albus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Forest Rock-Thrush - Monticola sharpei

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Madagascar Munia - Lepidopygia nana




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