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Madagascar: 10/30/2017 - 11/23/2017 (Center on Map)

Madagascar

Madagascan Flatid Leaf Bug (Phromnia rosea)



Deadly Spider Deadly Scorpion
Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) Red-veined Swallowtail (Graphium cyrnus) Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomus discolor) - Male Schlegels Asity (Philepitta schlegeli) Madagascar Ground Boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis) Short-horned Chameleon (Calumma brevicorne)
Marbled Rain Frog (Scaphiophryne marmorata) Malagasy Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides) Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma kochi) Collared Nightjar (Gactornis enarratus) Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Indri (Indri indri)
Coquerels Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) Malagasy Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides) Verreauxs Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) Zombiste Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur hubbardorum) Striated Heron (Butorides striata) Cuviers Madagascar Swift Lizard (Oplurus cuvieri)
Green Bright-eyed Frog (Boophis viridis) Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii) Diademed Sifaka (Propithecus diadema) Madagascar Wagtail (Motacilla flaviventris) Short-legged Ground-Roller (Brachypteracias leptosomus) Golden Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur aureus)

Madagascar is literally the furthest place (on land) from San Francisco on the entire Earth, so of course, I had to go there.

Sites Visited - Click on a link to read the blog!

Antananarivo, Madagascar (10/30/2017)
Toliara, Madagascar (10/31/2017)
Ifaty, Madagascar (11/1/2017)
Toliara, Madagascar (11/1/2017)
Ifaty, Madagascar (11/2/2017)
Isalo National Park, Madagascar (11/3/2017)
Zombiste National Park, Madagascar (11/3/2017)
Isalo National Park, Madagascar (11/4/2017)
Anja Community Reserve, Madagascar (11/5/2017)
Isalo National Park, Madagascar (11/5/2017)
Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (11/5/2017)
Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (11/6/2017)
Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (11/7/2017)
Antsirabe, Madagascar (11/8/2017)
Marojejy National Park, Madagascar (11/9/2017)
Marojejy National Park, Madagascar (11/10/2017)
Marojejy National Park, Madagascar (11/11/2017)
Marojejy National Park, Madagascar (11/12/2017)
Sambava, Madagascar (11/13/2017)
Andasibe, Madagascar (11/14/2017)
Andasibe, Madagascar (11/15/2017)
Andasibe, Madagascar (11/16/2017)
Andasibe, Madagascar (11/17/2017)
Andasibe, Madagascar (11/18/2017)
Antananarivo, Madagascar (11/18/2017)
Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Madagascar (11/19/2017)
Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Madagascar (11/20/2017)
Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Madagascar (11/21/2017)
Mahajanga, Madagascar (11/21/2017)
Mahajanga, Madagascar (11/22/2017)
Antananarivo, Madagascar (11/23/2017)


Species Recorded (271)

Birds ( 176 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Reunion Harrier - Circus maillardi

Vangas ( Vangidae )
Red-tailed Vanga - Calicalicus madagascariensis
Red-shouldered Vanga - Calicalicus rufocarpalis

Malagasy Warblers ( Bernieridae )
Cryptic Warbler - Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Madagascar Grebe - Tachybaptus pelzelnii

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Subdesert Brush-Warbler - Nesillas lantzii
Madagascar Brush-Warbler - Nesillas typica

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Long-tailed Cormorant - Microcarbo africanus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Humblot's Heron - Ardea humbloti
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Madagascar Pond-Heron - Ardeola idae
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Black Heron - Egretta ardesiaca
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Madagascar Ibis - Lophotibis cristata
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Hamerkops ( Scopidae )
Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

Flamingos ( Phoenicopteridae )
Greater Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Frances's Goshawk - Accipiter francesiae
Madagascar Sparrowhawk - Accipiter madagascariensis
Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk - Aviceda madagascariensis
Madagascar Buzzard - Buteo brachypterus
Madagascar Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vociferoides
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Madagascar Harrier-Hawk - Polyboroides radiatus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonorae
Madagascar Kestrel - Falco newtoni
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Banded Kestrel - Falco zoniventris

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Harlequin Quail - Coturnix delegorguei
Madagascar Partridge - Margaroperdix madagarensis

( Turnicidae )
Madagascar Buttonquail - Turnix nigricollis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Madagascar Wood-Rail - Canirallus kioloides
White-throated Rail - Dryolimnas cuvieri
Red-knobbed Coot - Fulica cristata
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
Madagascar Rail - Rallus madagascariensis
Madagascar Flufftail - Sarothrura insularis
Baillon's Crake - Zapornia pusilla

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula
Greater Sand-Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii
White-fronted Plover - Charadrius marginatus
Kittlitz's Plover - Charadrius pecuarius
Madagascar Plover - Charadrius thoracicus
Three-banded Plover - Charadrius tricollaris
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Crab-Plover - Dromas ardeola
Madagascar Pratincole - Glareola ocularis

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

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Madagascar Jacana - Actophilornis albinucha

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Madagascar Snipe - Gallinago macrodactyla
Eurasian Curlew - Numenius arquata
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Roseate Tern - Sterna dougallii
Saunders's Tern - Sternula saundersi
Lesser Crested Tern - Thalasseus bengalensis
Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii

Sandgrouse ( Pteroclidae )
Madagascar Sandgrouse - Pterocles personatus

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

( Brachypteraciidae )
Rufous-headed Ground-Roller - Atelornis crossleyi
Pitta-like Ground-Roller - Atelornis pittoides
Short-legged Ground-Roller - Brachypteracias leptosomus
Scaly Ground-Roller - Brachypteracias squamiger

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Namaqua Dove - Oena capensis
Madagascar Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia picturata
Madagascar Green-Pigeon - Treron australis

( Brachypteraciidae )
Long-tailed Ground-Roller - Uratelornis chimaera

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Gray-headed Lovebird - Agapornis canus

( Leptosomidae )
Cuckoo Roller - Leptosomus discolor

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Lesser Vasa-Parrot - Mascarinus niger
Greater Vasa-Parrot - Mascarinus vasa

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Blue Coua - Coua caerulea
Coquerel's Coua - Coua coquereli
Crested Coua - Coua cristata
Running Coua - Coua cursor
Giant Coua - Coua gigas
Red-fronted Coua - Coua reynaudii
Red-capped Coua - Coua ruficeps
Red-breasted Coua - Coua serriana
Verreaux's Coua - Coua verreauxi
Madagascar Cuckoo - Cuculus rochii

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Madagascar Coucal - Centropus toulou

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Madagascar Long-eared Owl - Asio madagascariensis
White-browed Owl - Ninox superciliaris
Torotoroka Scops-Owl - Otus madagascariensis
Malagasy Scops-Owl - Otus rutilus

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Madagascar Nightjar - Caprimulgus madagascariensis
Collared Nightjar - Gactornis enarratus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Madagascar Swift - Apus balstoni
African Palm-Swift - Cypsiurus parvus
Malagasy Spinetail - Zoonavena grandidieri

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Madagascar Sunbird - Cinnyris notatus
Souimanga Sunbird - Cinnyris sovimanga

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher - Corythornis madagascariensis
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

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Mascarene Martin - Phedina borbonica
Plain Martin - Riparia paludicola

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Long-billed Bernieria - Bernieria madagascariensis
Madagascar Bulbul - Hypsipetes madagascariensis
Appert's Tetraka - Xanthomixis apperti
Gray-crowned Tetraka - Xanthomixis cinereiceps
Spectacled Tetraka - Xanthomixis zosterops

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
Blue Vanga - Cyanolanius madagascarinus
Helmet Vanga - Euryceros prevostii
Sickle-billed Vanga - Falculea palliata
Nuthatch Vanga - Hypositta corallirostris
Chabert's Vanga - Leptopterus chabert
Ward's Flycatcher - Pseudobias wardi
Rufous Vanga - Schetba rufa
Tylas Vanga - Tylas eduardi
Hook-billed Vanga - Vanga curvirostris
Van Dam's Vanga - Xenopirostris damii
Pollen's Vanga - Xenopirostris polleni
Lafresnaye's Vanga - Xenopirostris xenopirostris

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Madagascar Swamp-Warbler - Acrocephalus newtoni
Gray Emutail - Amphilais seebohmi
Brown Emutail - Bradypterus brunneus
Yellow-browed Oxylabes - Crossleyia xanthophrys
Wedge-tailed Jery - Hartertula flavoviridis
Stripe-throated Jery - Neomixis striatigula
Common Jery - Neomixis tenella
Green Jery - Neomixis viridis
Dark Newtonia - Newtonia amphichroa
Archbold's Newtonia - Newtonia archboldi
Common Newtonia - Newtonia brunneicauda
White-throated Oxylabes - Oxylabes madagascariensis
Rand's Warbler - Randia pseudozosterops
Thamnornis - Thamnornis chloropetoides

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
African Stonechat - Saxicola torquatus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Madagascar Magpie-Robin - Copsychus albospecularis
Forest Rock-Thrush - Monticola sharpei
Crossley's Vanga - Mystacornis crossleyi

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Madagascar Wagtail - Motacilla flaviventris

( Mesitornithidae )
White-breasted Mesite - Mesitornis variegatus
Subdesert Mesite - Monias benschi

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

( Rostratulidae )
Greater Painted-snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

( Philepittidae )
Sunbird Asity - Neodrepanis coruscans
Yellow-bellied Asity - Neodrepanis hypoxantha
Velvet Asity - Philepitta castanea
Schlegel's Asity - Philepitta schlegeli

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Red Fody - Foudia madagascariensis
Forest Fody - Foudia omissa
Madagascar Munia - Lonchura nana
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Nelicourvi Weaver - Ploceus nelicourvi
Sakalava Weaver - Ploceus sakalava

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