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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae

Xenopirostris 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... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ...

The vangas are a group of little-known small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. Their relationship with other passerine groups is uncertain. Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... Orders Many - see section below. ...

They are shrike-like, arboreal forest birds, feeding on reptiles, frogs and insects. Vanga's stick nests are built in trees They do not migrate. Genera Lanius Eurocephalus Corvinella A shrike is a passerine bird of the family Laniidae which is known for its habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns. ... // Long-distance land bird migration Many species of land birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the southern hemisphere. ...

Species list

Family: Vangidae

  • Red-tailed Vanga Calicalicus madagascariensis
  • Red-shouldered Vanga Calicalicus rufocarpalis
  • Rufous Vanga Schetba rufa
  • Hook-billed Vanga Vanga curvirostris
  • Lafresnaye's Vanga Xenopirostris xenopirostris
  • Van Dam's Vanga Xenopirostris damii
  • Pollen's Vanga Xenopirostris polleni
  • Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata
  • White-headed Vanga Artamella viridis
  • Chabert Vanga Leptopterus chabert
  • Blue Vanga Cyanolanius madagascarinus
  • Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri
  • Tylas Vanga Tylas eduardi
  • Coral-billed Nuthatch Hypositta corallirostris
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. ...

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