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Parc National Terrestre
Andohahela
Andringitra
Ankarafantsika
Ankarana
Baie de Baly
Bemaraha
Isalo
Kirindy Mitea
Mananara Nord
Mantadia
Marojejy
Masoala
Midongy Befotaka
Montagne d'Ambre
Ranomafana
Tsimanampesotse
Tsingy de Namoroka
Zahamena
Zombitse Vohibasia


Parc National Marin
Mananara Nord
Sahamalaza


Parc National Terrestre
Bemaraha
Betampona
Lokobe
Tsaratanana
Zahamena


Réserve Spéciale
Ambatovaky
Ambohijanahary
Ambohitantely
Analamazaotra
Analamerana
Andranomena
Anjanaharibe Sud
Bemarivo
Beza Mahafaly
Bora
Cap Sainte Marie
Ivohibe
Kalambatritra
Kasijy
Mangerivola
Maningoza
Manombo
Manongarivo
Marotandrano
Montagne et Forêt d’Ambre
Tampoketsa Analamaintso


 

Madagascar National Parks
Madagascar, of birds flight




284 species of birds overfly the skies of Madagascar. Six have been introduced by the man, 107 are endemic and 209 breed on the island. According to the list of threatened animals with extinction raised by the International Union for the Conservation of the Nature or IUCN, 30 species are now endangered. Some common species such as the Sohimanga or the Wagtail are easy to locate. But it is necessary to get helps from experienced guides and for expert to see endemics birds witch are more capricious.

Among these birds, the Madagascar fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides is one of the most sought-after species by the ornithologists and bird watchers. The Ankoay of its Malagasy name is one of the five rarest birds of prey in the world and the only classified by IUCN in 2008 as critically endangered (CR) diurnal raptor in Africa. This eagle flies in the sky of the western Malagasy, in the vincity of lakes and wetlands habitats surrounded by forests. It is a patient perching bird before falling on its prey after flying majestically above the water. Unfortunately, the survival of the Ankoay is also threatened by the degradation of its natural habitats.

The Madagascar serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur and the Madagascar red-owl Tyto soumagnei, two endemic species recently rediscovered in 1990’s in nature after 50 years of eclips. The family endemic such as the Brachypteraciidae and Mesithornithidae, an exclusively forest birds.