Map and Location of Madagascar

Birds Associated with Bodies of Water / Wetlands: Species Index / Photos

Birds found mostly inlands (forests, open grasslands, towns, etc.):



African Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)

African Swift or African Black Swift (Apus barbatus balstoni)

Archbold’s Newtonia (Newtonia archboldi) – Endemic

Banded Kestrel (Bird of Prey)

Barn Owls (Tyto alba affinis)

Bee-eaters (Meropidae) – Range: Mostly Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea

Benson’s Rock-thrush (Monticola / Pseudocossyphus) bensoni) – Endemic

Blue Coua (Coua caerulea) – Endemic to Madagascar – they can be found in north-western and eastern Madagascar

Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus) – Range: Breeds across tropical Africa and Madagascar

Brown Emu-tail (Dromaeocercus brunneus) – Range: Found only in Madagascar

Common Newtonia (Newtonia brunneicauda) – Endemic

Coquerel’s Coua (Coua coquereli) – Endemic

Crested Coua (Coua cristata) – Endemic

Crested Drongo (Dicrurus forficatus) – Endemic

Cryptic Warbler (Cryptosylvicola randriansoloi) – Range: Found only in Madagascar

Dark Newtonia (Newtonia amphichroa) – Endemic

Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) – Range: Winters in Madagascar

Forest Fody (Foudia omissa) – Endemic

Forest Rock-thrush (Monticola / Pseudocossyphus sharpei) – Endemic to Madagascar

Frances’ Goshawk (Accipiter francesii) – Bird of Prey – Endemic

Giant Coua (Coua gigas) – Endemic to the dry forests of western and southern Madagascar

Grey Emu-tail (Dromaeocercus seebohmi) – Range: Found only in Madagascar

Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) – Endemic

Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Littoral Rock-thrush (Monticola / Pseudocossyphus imerinus) – Endemic

Madagascar Cuckoo (Cuculus rochii)

Madagascar Baza or Madagascar Cuckoo Falcon (Aviceda madagascariensis) – bird of prey – Endemic

Madagascar Bee-eater (Merops superciliosus) – Endemic

Madagascar Bulbul (Hypsipetes madagascariensis)

Madagascar Brush-warbler (Nesillas typica)

Madagascar Buttonquail (Turnix nigricollis) – Endemic

Madagascar Buzzard (Buteo brachypterus) – Endemic

Madagascar Cisticola (Cisticola cherina)

Madagascar Coucal (Centropus toulou)

Madagascar Cuckooshrikes (Coracina cinerea) is also known as the Ashy Cuckooshrikes

Madagascar Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides) – Range: Northwest coast of Madagascar north of Morondava

Madagascar or Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis), sometimes known as the Red Cardinal Fody or Common Fody – Endemic

Madagascar Harrier Hawk (Polyboroides radiatus) – Bird of Prey

Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa epops marginata)

Madagascar Kestrel (F. newtoni) – Range: Occurs in savannas, wetlands but also artificial landscapes in the vicinity of human settlements in altitudes from 0 to 2000 asl

Madagascar Long-eared Owl (Asio madagascariensis) – Endemic

Madagascar Lovebirds / Grey-headed Lovebirds

Cont’d Page 2: M – Z

Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.