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Madagascar: top sightings from last week!

November 3, 2011

Our October Madagascar tour has just finished with a wonderful few days in the eastern rainforests at Andasibe. Highlights included seeing all of Madagascar’s endemic bird families including 4 species of ground-roller in just 12 days, Indris calling in the forests at dawn, the bizarre spiny desert, courting Pygmy Kingfishers, and a host of lemur and chameleons species, including the world’s largest!

For more tour details and highlights of other tours, please click here.

Group birding at Ifaty spiny desert

Banded Kestrel

The toughest ground-roller: a pair of Short-leggeds!

Scaly Ground Roller at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

A leaf-tailed gecko, Uroplatus sikorae. We found two of these during our night walk in the rainforest at Andasibe

Madagascar's largest lemur, the Indri,calling above us at Andasibe.

Parson's Chameleon - the world's largest!

The incomparable Indri - we watched two family groups resting, feeding and calling at only a few meters from us

Madagascar Giant Swallowtail butterfly at Ifaty's spiny desert

White-browed Owl eating a chameleon at Berenty's gallery forest

The stunning Common Sunbird-Asity at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Verreaux's Sifaka and baby around our accommodation at Berenty.

Blue Coua, another striking endemic at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

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