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Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Vangidae

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The family of Vangas occurs in Madagascar, Africa and Asia. It has been rearranged based on recent research. They look very different, which is why it has not been immediately recognized, that they belong to a common family. Their body length ranges from 12 cm to 32 cm. They are predominantly insectivores.

Prionops

     plumatus - White-crested Helmetshrike (5)
     poliolophus - Grey-crested Helmetshrike (2)
     alberti - Yellow-crested Helmetshrike (1)
     caniceps - Red-billed Helmetshrike (2)
     rufiventris - Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike (3)
     retzii - Retz's Helmetshrike (2)
     gabela - Gabela Helmetshrike (1)
     scopifrons - Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike (2)

Megabyas

     flammulatus - Shrike-flycatcher (1)

Bias

     musicus - Black-and-white Flycatcher (3)

Tephrodornis

     sylvicola - Malabar Woodshrike (1)
     virgatus - Large Woodshrike (4)
     pondicerianus - Common Woodshrike (3)
     affinis - Sri Lanka Woodshrike (1)

Hemipus

     picatus - Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (2)
     hirundinaceus - Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (1)

Philentoma

     pyrhoptera - Rufous-winged Philentoma (3)
     velata - Maroon-breasted Philentoma (1)

Newtonia

     archboldi - Archbold's Newtonia (1)
     brunneicauda - Common Newtonia (2)
     amphichroa - Dark Newtonia (1)
     fanovanae - Red-tailed Newtonia (1)

Tylas

     eduardi - Tylas Vanga (2)

Calicalicus

     madagascariensis - Red-tailed Vanga (4)
     rufocarpalis - Red-shouldered Vanga (2)

Hypositta

     corallirostris - Nuthatch Vanga (2)

Leptopterus

     chabert - Chabert's Vanga (3)

Mystacornis

     crossleyi - Crossley's Babbler (5)

Cyanolanius

     madagascarinus - Blue Vanga (5)

Vanga

     curvirostris - Hook-billed Vanga (5)

Pseudobias

     wardi - Ward's Flycatcher (2)

Schetba

     rufa - Rufous Vanga (5)

Euryceros

     prevostii - Helmet Vanga (4)

Oriolia

     bernieri - Bernier's Vanga (5)

Falculea

     palliata - Sickle-billed Vanga (4)

Artamella

     viridis - White-headed Vanga (3)

Xenopirostris

     polleni - Pollen's Vanga (3)
     xenopirostris - Lafresnaye's Vanga (4)
     damii - Van Dam's Vanga (2)

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