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Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Madagascar (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Madagascar

Map of Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Madagascar

Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomus discolor) - Male Schlegels Asity (Philepitta schlegeli) Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma kochi) Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Coquerels Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) Cuviers Madagascar Swift Lizard (Oplurus cuvieri) Madagascar Leaf-nosed Snake (Langaha madagascariensis) Western Girdled Lizard (Zonosaurus laticaudatus) Gunthers Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus guentheri) Malagasy Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Coquerels Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) Madagascan Flatid Leaf Bug (Phromnia rosea) Giant Madagascan Hognose (Leioheterodon madagascariensis) Madagascan Flatid Leaf Bug (Phromnia rosea) Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)
Giant Millipede (Aphistogoniulus ssp) Golden Mouse Lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis) Oustalets Chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) Madagascar Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides) Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma kochi) Madagascar Magpie-Robin (Copsychus albospecularis)
Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa marginata) Henkels Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus henkeli) Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) Madagascar Cat-eyed Snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus) Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha) Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei)
Antsouhy Tomato Frog (Dyscophus insularis) Dormouse Tufted-tailed Rat (Eliurus myoxinus) Peters Spotted Fish-scaled Gecko (Geckolepis maculata) Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Greater Vasa-Parrot (Mascarinus vasa) Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomus discolor) - Female
Madagascar Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia picturata) White-breasted Mesite (Mesitornis variegatus) Blonde Hognose Snake (Leioheterodon modestus) Van Dams Vanga (Xenopirostris damii) Red-capped Coua (Coua ruficeps) - Female Red-capped Coua (Coua ruficeps) - Male
Ashy Cuckooshrike (Coracina cinerea) Ankarafantsika Sphinx Moth (Dargeclanis grandidieri) Suraka Silk Moth (Antherina suraka) Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)

Dry forest reserve in Western Madagascar



11/19/2017: We spent most of the day driving from Tana to the hotel. Tensions boiled over at the roadside restaurant. That was probably the only bad food of the entire trip.

11/20/2017: We walked all around the reserve, which was full of snakes, today. The dry forest was very interesting and in addition to snakes, there were some Sifakas, crocodiles, and random endemic birds with shiny colors. And flatid leaf bugs.

11/21/2017: One final day in Ankara to check out some cool baobab trees before heading to Mahajanga.

Previous Visit (Antananarivo: 11/18/2017)
Next Visit (Mahajanga: 11/21/2017)

Species Recorded (76)

Birds ( 53 )

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Madagascar Brush-Warbler - Nesillas typica

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Long-tailed Cormorant - Microcarbo africanus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Humblot's Heron - Ardea humbloti
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Black Heron - Egretta ardesiaca
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha
White-faced Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna viduata
African Pygmy-goose - Nettapus auritus
Hottentot Teal - Spatula hottentota

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Madagascar Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vociferoides
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Madagascar Kestrel - Falco newtoni

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Harlequin Quail - Coturnix delegorguei

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-throated Rail - Dryolimnas cuvieri
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Madagascar Jacana - Actophilornis albinucha

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

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

( Leptosomidae )
Cuckoo Roller - Leptosomus discolor

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Coquerel's Coua - Coua coquereli
Crested Coua - Coua cristata
Red-capped Coua - Coua ruficeps

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Madagascar Coucal - Centropus toulou

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Souimanga Sunbird - Cinnyris sovimanga

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Malagasy Kingfisher - Corythornis vintsioides

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

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Broad-billed Roller - Eurystomus glaucurus

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Madagascar Hoopoe - Upupa marginata

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

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Ashy Cuckooshrike - Coracina cinerea

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Crested Drongo - Dicrurus forficatus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Madagascar Lark - Eremopterix hova

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Long-billed Bernieria - Bernieria madagascariensis
Madagascar Bulbul - Hypsipetes madagascariensis

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Madagascar Cisticola - Cisticola cherina

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

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
White-headed Vanga - Artamella viridis
Pied Crow - Corvus albus
Sickle-billed Vanga - Falculea palliata
Van Dam's Vanga - Xenopirostris damii

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

( Mesitornithidae )
White-breasted Mesite - Mesitornis variegatus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

( Rostratulidae )
Greater Painted-snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

( Philepittidae )
Schlegel's Asity - Philepitta schlegeli

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Red Fody - Foudia madagascariensis




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