Listing of Birds Found in Madagascar: A - M

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

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