White-headed vanga

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White-headed vanga
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae
Genus: Artamella
W.L. Sclater, 1924
A. viridis
Binomial name
Artamella viridis
(Müller, 1776)

Leptopteryx viridis

The white-headed vanga (Artamella viridis) is a species of bird in the family Vangidae. It is monotypic within the genus Artamella.[2] It is endemic to Madagascar,[1] where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.[3]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Former Species[edit]

Formerly, some authorities also considered the black-and-crimson oriole to be a species within the genus Artamella.[4]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Artamella viridis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Artamella". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Artamella viridis". International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Oriolus cruentus - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.