Goodman, Hawkins & Domergue, 1997
Like many of the vangas, this species is sexually dimorphic; the male is the more colorful of the two. He has a pale gray crown, nape and mantle, with white on the ear coverts and forehead. Other than a black bib, which extends from the beak partway down the breast and up the sides of his neck, his underparts are principally whitish, tinged with pink on the breast and flanks. His flight feathers are brown, his wing coverts are brick-red, and his tail is a pale brick-red. His beak is black, his irides are yellow, and his legs and feet are pinkish-gray.
Conservation and threats
- BirdLife International (2012). "Calicalicus rufocarpalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- White, David M.; Guyette, Susan M. (2010). Zen Birding. Ropley, Hampshire: O Books. p. 16. ISBN 1-84694-389-2.
- Morris, Pete; Hawkins, Frank (1998). Birds of Madagascar: A Photographic Guide. Mountfield, UK: Pica Press. pp. 242–243. ISBN 1-873403-45-3.
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