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Andasibe, Madagascar (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Andasibe, Madagascar

Map of Andasibe, Madagascar

Red-veined Swallowtail (Graphium cyrnus) Madagascar Ground Boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis) Short-horned Chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) Marbled Rain Frog (Scaphiophryne marmorata) Collared Nightjar (Gactornis enarratus) Indri (Indri indri)
Green Bright-eyed Frog (Boophis viridis) Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii) Diademed Sifaka (Propithecus diadema) Short-legged Ground-Roller (Brachypteracias leptosomus) Short-horned Chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) Blue Coua (Coua caerulea)
Madagascar White-eye (Zosterops maderaspatanus) Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus) Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) Red-tailed Vanga (Calicalicus madagascariensis) White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri) Madagascar Moon Moth (Argema mittrei)
Souimanga Sunbird (Cinnyris sovimanga) - Female Elephant-eared Chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) Scaly Ground-Roller (Brachypteracias squamiger) Tylas Vanga (Tylas eduardi) Madagascar Buttonquail (Turnix nigricollis) Nuthatch Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris)
Forest Fody (Foudia omissa) Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis) Nose-horned Chameleon (Calumma nasutum) Lateral Water Snake (Thamnosophis lateralis) Madagascar Brown Tree Frog (Boophis madagascariensis) Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) - Close-up
Nuthatch Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris) Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) - White Morph Lined Day Gecko (Phelsuma lineata) Hook-billed Vanga (Vanga curvirostris) Long-antennaed Katydid (Tettigoniidae ssp) Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus medius)
Madagascar Walking Stick (ggn ssp) Madagascar Pratincole (Glareola ocularis) Mascarene Ridged Frog (Ptychadena mascareniensis) Madagascar Snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla) Andasibe Bark Spider (Caerostris extrusa) Madagascar Walking Stick (ggn ssp)
Madagascar Scorpion (Grosphus voahangyae) Gmelins Woolly Lemur(Avahi laniger) Crested Drongo (Dicrurus forficatus) Malagasy Scops-Owl (Otus rutilus) Madagascar Ibis (Lophotibis cristata) Crossleys Vanga (Mystacornis crossleyi)
Madagascar Flufftail (Sarothrura insularis) Souimanga Sunbird (Cinnyris sovimanga) Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus) Madagascar Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis) Madagascar Jumping Frog (Aglyptodoctylus madagascariensis) Madagascar Long-eared Owl (Asio madagascariensis)
Madagascar Swamp-Warbler (Acrocephalus newtoni) Madagascar Starling (Hartlaubius auratus) Andisibe Giant Pill-millipede (Aphistogoniulus sakalava) Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata) Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher (Corythornis madagascariensis) Madagascar Land Snail (Helicophanta magnifica)
Madagascar Rail (Rallus madagascariensis) Gray Emutail (Amphilais seebohmi) Madagascar Green-Pigeon (Treron australis) Forest Water Snake (Thamnosophis infrasignatus) Madagascar Wood-Rail (Canirallus kioloides)

Some nice rainforest not too far from the Capitol.



11/14/2017: This day mostly consisted of driving with a few stops on the way to Andisibe. Fairly slow going with an overpriced lunch on the way.

11/15/2017: We started out the day with a long drive on a bad road to get to the main primary forest in the area. Crazy thing happened while we we watching the sifakas. There was a baby sifaka that was exploring some tenuous branches just above us. It might have even been showing off for the camera. Suddenly, the baby lost its grip and started tumbling through the branches en route to a belly flop just a few feet away. If I had a little more time to react, I could have caught it! I thought for sure it was the end of that baby, but mom came hopping down to the ground. The baby latched on and they went leaping together into the forest.

11/16/2017: Today's hike involved crashing around some more in the forest. This time, I think the main thing we were looking for were the Indri. You could hear them whooping it up around the forest. We finally found them screaming and jumping from one tree trunk to the next one miles away.

11/17/2017: Still some more crashing around in the forest looking for some random birds. This was followed by another night walk which was lacking in chameleons but full of giant hairy and also not so hairy spiders (but still giant)

11/18/2017: For the last adventure in the Andasibe area, we trudged around through a swamp to find the Gray Emu-tail. We got brief looks at the bird as well as a lot of mud on our shoes.

Previous Visit (Sambava: 11/13/2017)
Next Visit (Antananarivo: 11/18/2017)

Species Recorded (97)

Birds ( 68 )

Vangas ( Vangidae )
Red-tailed Vanga - Calicalicus madagascariensis

Old World Flycatchers and Chats ( Muscicapidae )
African Stonechat - Saxicola torquatus

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Madagascar Grebe - Tachybaptus pelzelnii

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Madagascar Brush-Warbler - Nesillas typica

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Humblot's Heron - Ardea humbloti
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Madagascar Ibis - Lophotibis cristata

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha

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

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Madagascar Kestrel - Falco newtoni

( Turnicidae )
Madagascar Buttonquail - Turnix nigricollis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-throated Rail - Dryolimnas cuvieri
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
Madagascar Wood-Rail - Mentocrex kioloides
Madagascar Rail - Rallus madagascariensis
Madagascar Flufftail - Sarothrura insularis

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Madagascar Pratincole - Glareola ocularis

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Madagascar Snipe - Gallinago macrodactyla

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

( Brachypteraciidae )
Short-legged Ground-Roller - Brachypteracias leptosomus
Scaly Ground-Roller - Geobiastes squamiger

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Madagascar Green-Pigeon - Treron australis

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

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Blue Coua - Coua caerulea
Madagascar Cuckoo - Cuculus rochii

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Madagascar Coucal - Centropus toulou

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Madagascar Long-eared Owl - Asio madagascariensis
Malagasy Scops-Owl - Otus rutilus

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Collared Nightjar - Gactornis enarratus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Souimanga Sunbird - Cinnyris sovimanga

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher - Corythornis madagascariensis

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

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Broad-billed Roller - Eurystomus glaucurus

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

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Ashy Cuckooshrike - Coracina cinerea

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Crested Drongo - Dicrurus forficatus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Madagascar Martin - Riparia cowani

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

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Madagascar Cisticola - Cisticola cherina

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

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Blue Vanga - Cyanolanius madagascarinus
Nuthatch Vanga - Hypositta corallirostris
Chabert's Vanga - Leptopterus chabert
Tylas Vanga - Tylas eduardi
Hook-billed Vanga - Vanga curvirostris

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Madagascar Swamp-Warbler - Acrocephalus newtoni
Brown Emutail - Bradypterus brunneus
Gray Emutail - Bradypterus seebohmi
Green Jery - Neomixis viridis
Common Newtonia - Newtonia brunneicauda
Rand's Warbler - Randia pseudozosterops

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Madagascar Magpie-Robin - Copsychus albospecularis
Crossley's Vanga - Mystacornis crossleyi

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Madagascar Wagtail - Motacilla flaviventris

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Madagascar Starling - Hartlaubius auratus

( Philepittidae )
Velvet Asity - Philepitta castanea

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Red Fody - Foudia madagascariensis
Forest Fody - Foudia omissa
Madagascar Munia - Lepidopygia nana
Nelicourvi Weaver - Ploceus nelicourvi




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