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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Birds Named After Madagascar


Compiled thanks to information from the IUCN Red List Discover website, the following list contains about 50 names of birds named after MADAGASCAR. Madagascar Pygmy Kingfishers and Madagascar Red Fodies especially wear brilliant colors.

Madagascar Coucal – a cuckoo bird
Madagascar Blue Pigeon - bird photo from Francesco Veronesi, Flickr and Wikimedia
Madagascar Blue Pigeon
Madagascar Bulbul
Madagascar Bush Lark
Madagascar Buttonquail
Madagascar Buzzard
Madagascar Cisticola
Madagascar Crested Drongo
Madagascar Cuckoo Hawk
Madagascar Cuckoo Shrike
Madagascar Dabchick (Madagascar Grebe)
Madagascar Fish Eagle
Madagascar Flufftail
Madagascar Grass Owl
Madagascar Green Sunbird
Madagascar Green Pigeon
Madagascar Red Fody - bird photo from Drew Avery, Flickr and Wikimedia
Madagascar Greenbul
Madagascar Grey-throated Rail
Madagascar Harrier Hawk
Madagascar Hoopoe
Madagascar Ibis
Madagascar Jacana
Madagascar Jery
Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo
Madagascar Long-eared Owl
Madagascar Magpie Robin
Madagascar Mannikin – a finch
Madagascar Marsh Harrier
Madagascar Nightjar – mainly active during twilight and nocturnally
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Pochard
Madagascar Pratincole
Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher – males have long beaks (like all other kingfisher species) and are colored crimson with a white belly
Madagascar Red Fody – males have a brilliant red color, with black “masks” around eyes
Madagascar Red-necked Grebe (Alaotra Grebe) – likely extinct
Madagascar Sacred Ibis
Madagascar Sandgrouse
Madagascar Scops Owl
Madagascar Serpent Eagle
Madagascar Snipe wading bird
Madagascar Sparrow Hawk
Madagascar Spinetail
Madagascar Starling
Madagascar Swamp Warbler
Madagascar Three-banded Plover
Madagascar Turtle Dove
Madagascar Wagtail
Madagascar Water Rail

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