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Madagascar Wildlife - 2012



Madagascar      October 14th to 31st 2012

I have started this page with Mammals as these were the main interest of the trip followed with Birds then Invertebrates and lastly Plants.

Lemurs - Indri family
        Indri Lemur (Indri indri) seen in Analamazaotra Reserve

        and in Mitsinjo Private Reserve

        and the dark form in Anjozorobe.

        Verreaux's Sifaca (Propithecus verreaux verreaux)  This species of Sifaka was seen in Benza Mahafaly Reserve in 2007

        Diademed Sifaka (Propithecus diadema diadema)  Seen in the Analamazaotra Reserve Andasibe.

Lemurs - Woolly family
        Eastern Woolly Lemur (Avahi laniger)    seen in Anjozorobe   

True Lemurs - family Lemuridae
        Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) seen in Anjaha Reserve in 2007

True Lemurs - family Varecia
        Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) seen in Mantadia National Park.

True Lemurs - family Eulemur
        Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus fulvus)  seen in the Analamazaotra Reserve Andasibe.

        Sanford's Brown Lemur (Eulemer fulvus sanfordi)  seen in Montagne d'Ambre National Park.

        Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus) seen in Ankarana West Reserve.

        Red-bellied Lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) seen in Mantadia National Park.

        Black Lemur (Eulemur macao) seen in Lokobe Reserve.

Bamboo Lemurs - family Hapalemur
        Eastern Grey Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) seen in Analamazaotra Reserve

Dwarf Lemurs - family Cheirogaleus
        Greater Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus major) seen beside the road Andasibe
just for the record!

Sportive Lemurs - family Megaladapidae sub family Lepilemurinae       
        Northern Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis
) seen in Ankarana West Reserve.

        Grey-backed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur dorsalis) seen in Lokobe Reserve.

        Small-toothed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur microdon) seen in Anjozorobe.

        White-footed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur leucopus) seen in Benza Mahafaly Reserve in 2007.

Family Viverridae subfamily Cryptoprocta
Fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) seen in Ankarana West Reserve the main predator of Lemurs.


Ring-tailed Mongoose (Galidia elegans) seen in Montagne d'Ambre National Park.


Helmeted Guineafowl (Numda melegris)

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Striated Heron (Butorides striata)

White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri)

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

Madagascar Green Pigeon (Treron australis)

Madagascar Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas madagascariensis)

Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)

Lesser Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis nigra)

Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis canus)

Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo (Cuculus rochii)

Red-fronted Coua (Coua reynaudii)

Crested Coua (Coua cristata)

Blue Coua (Coua caerulea)

Madagascar Coucal (Centropus toulou)

Collared Nightjar (Caprimulgus enarratus)

Malagasy Kingfisher (Alcedo vintsioides)

Madagascar Pygmy-kingfisher (Ispidina madagascariensis)

Madagascar Bee-eater (Merops superciliosus)

Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)

Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa marginata)

Velvet Asity (Philepitta castanea)

Sickle-billed Vanga (Falculea palliata)

Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus)

Crested Drongo (Dicrurus forficatus)

Madagascar Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata)

Common Jery (Neomixis tenella)

Madagascar Stonechat (Saxicola sibilla))

Madagascar Bulbul (Hypsipetes madagascariensis)

Madagascar Magpie Robin (Copsychus albospecularis)

Madagascar Wagtail (Motacilla flaviventris)

Madagascar Red Fody (Foudia madagascariennsis)

Chameleons - family Chamaeleonidae
There are 67 species in Madagascar and here are photos of some of them.  Some I have been able to identify but others keep changing colour!

These are thought to be Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) but could be White-lined Chameleon (Furcifer lateralis) or could be?. 

White-lined Chameleon (Furcifer lateralis)
or ?
Elephant-eared Chameleon ( Calumna brevicorne)

Blue-nosed Chameleone (Calumna boettgert)

Big-nosed Chameleon (Calumna nasutum)

Other Chameleons of this type.

Small Chameleons - Stump-tailed or leaf Chameleons
Plated-leaf Chameleon ( Brookesia stumpffi)

One of the smallest Chameleons (Brookesia Sp.)

Geckos family Gekkonidae
Giant Day-gecko (Phelsuma Sp.)

Giant Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus)

Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus sikorae)

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Boas - family Boidae
Tree Boa (Sanzina madagascariensis)

Mantidactylus pulcher possibly

Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantica)

Shield Bugs
2 of 20,000 Beetles in Madagascar
Giraffe-necked Weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa)

Flatid leaf-bugs (Phromnia rosea)


Butterflies and Moths

Golden-orb Spider (Nephila madagascariensis)


Tree Fern

Jack Fruit



Traveller's Palm


Wild Raspberry

Other Plants