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Marojejy National Park, Madagascar (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Marojejy National Park, Madagascar

Map of Marojejy National Park, Madagascar

Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus) Peacock Day Gecko (Phelsuma quadriocellata) Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus) Common Newtonia (Newtonia brunneicauda)
Red-legged Girdled Lizard (Zonosaurus rufipes) Western Lesser Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur occidentalis) Marojejy Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia griveaudi) Helmet Vanga (Euryceros prevostii) Helmet Vanga (Euryceros prevostii) White-fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur albifrons)
Helmet Vanga (Euryceros prevostii) Malagasy Spinetail (Zoonavena grandidieri) Red-breasted Coua (Coua serriana) Madagascar Frog (Gephyromantis granulatus) Red-fronted Coua (Coua reynaudii) White-headed Vanga (Artamella viridis) - Female
Madagascar Giant Spider (Nephilingis livida) Silky Sifaka (Propithecus candidus) Souimanga Sunbird (Cinnyris sovimanga) Red-breasted Coua (Coua serriana) Nelicourvi Weaver (Ploceus nelicourvi) - Female Long-billed Bernieria (Bernieria madagascariensis)
Crested Drongo (Dicrurus forficatus) White-headed Vanga (Artamella viridis) Giant Millipede (species unknown) Madagascar Blue-Pigeon (Alectroenas madagascariensis) Madagascar Orb Weaver Spider (Nephila inaurata) Marojejy Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilo delalandei)
Cryptic Warbler (Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi) Four-striped Snake (Dromicodryas quadrilineatus)

Marojejy Nature Reserve is a small forested mountain range. It is the home of the Silky Sifaka.



11/9/2017: After an early flight to Sambava, we were off to the wilderness with some rum that I bought in Shop Rite. The rum bottle was lined with dried banana leaves. It was quite hot by the time we started hiking, but we managed to make it to camp one next to a river.


11/11/2017: We hiked up to camp two to spend the next night and to look for the Silky Sifakas which are mostly extinct. The guide was able to find them easily, in the national parks, the lemurs are not afraid of people. On the other hand, I did not see lemurs outside of protected areas. The hike to the Sifakas was a killer, and both my knees were about to fall off on the way down.

11/12/2017: I convinced Barbara to come and see the Sifakas this time before heading back to camp one for the night. I asked the guide to show us a frog instead of a night walk, and he obliged by catching a live frog and putting it on the dinner table.

Previous Visit (Antsirabe: 11/8/2017)
Next Visit (Sambava: 11/13/2017)

Species Recorded (43)

Birds ( 29 )

Vangas ( Vangidae )
Red-tailed Vanga - Calicalicus madagascariensis

Malagasy Warblers ( Bernieridae )
Cryptic Warbler - Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Madagascar Buzzard - Buteo brachypterus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Madagascar Blue-Pigeon - Alectroenas madagascariensis
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Lesser Vasa-Parrot - Coracopsis nigra
Greater Vasa-Parrot - Coracopsis vasa

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Blue Coua - Coua caerulea
Red-fronted Coua - Coua reynaudii
Red-breasted Coua - Coua serriana

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
White-browed Owl - Athene superciliaris

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Malagasy Palm Swift - Cypsiurus gracilis
Malagasy Spinetail - Zoonavena grandidieri

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Souimanga Sunbird - Cinnyris sovimanga

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Malagasy Kingfisher - Corythornis vintsioides

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Broad-billed Roller - Eurystomus glaucurus

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

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Crested Drongo - Dicrurus forficatus

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Long-billed Bernieria - Bernieria madagascariensis
Madagascar Bulbul - Hypsipetes madagascariensis
Spectacled Tetraka - Xanthomixis zosterops

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

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
White-headed Vanga - Artamella viridis
Blue Vanga - Cyanolanius madagascarinus
Helmet Vanga - Euryceros prevostii
Ward's Flycatcher - Pseudobias wardi

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Common Newtonia - Newtonia brunneicauda

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Madagascar Magpie-Robin - Copsychus albospecularis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Nelicourvi Weaver - Ploceus nelicourvi




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