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Helmet Vanga
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae
Genus: Euryceros
Lesson, 1831
Species: E. prevostii
Binomial name
Euryceros prevostii
Lesson, 1831

The Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii is a distinctive-looking member of the vanga family, Vangidae, with a huge arched blue bill. It is the only member of its genus. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascideiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... Genera Calicalicus Schetba Vanga Falculea Artamella Leptopterus Cyanolanius Oriolia Euryceros Tylas Hypositta Xenopirostris The vangas are a group of little-known small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... René Primevère Lesson (March 20, 1794 - April 28, 1849) was a French surgeon and naturalist. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Genera Calicalicus Schetba Vanga Falculea Artamella Leptopterus Cyanolanius Oriolia Euryceros Tylas Hypositta Xenopirostris The vangas are a group of little-known small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. ...


It is restricted to lowland and lower montane rainforests in north-east Madagascar. Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall due to the Intertropical convergence zone. ...


Sites where it can be found include Marojejy Strict Nature Reserve, the Masoala Peninsula and Mantadia National Park.


Adults mainly eat large insects, but food items brought to young in the nest may be more varied , including snails, lizards, spiders and crabs.


The binomial of this bird commemorates the French artist Florent Prévost.


References

  • Graetz, J. (1991) Nest observations of the Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii Newsletter of the Working Group on Madagascar Birds 1: 2.
  • Powzyk, J. (1995) Exceptional observations in Mantadia National Park Newsletter of the Working Group on Madagascar Birds 5 (2): 4
  • Safford, Roger (2000) Photospot: Helmet Vanga Bulletin of the African Bird Club volume 7.1

External link

  • BirdLife Species Factsheet

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