Day 3: Excursion to Mantadia National Park
Not only the so-called winged words tell about the early birds that often catch the most worms. Also in reality it turns out that bird watching is most profitable if you start at an early hour. That is exactly why on the third day of the ornithological Journey through Madagascar also up early. First awaits you the Mantadia National Park, which is home to more than 100 different species of birds. Many of these birds are a important part of the ecosystem in Mantadia National Park and contribute to the survival of rare plants and animals in this rainforest. Besides the birds, you can also expect to see numerous species of reptiles and also various amphibians. The overnight stay takes place this evening again in the Hotel Vakona Lodge.
Common birds: Terpsiphone mutata, Mesitornis unicolor, Caprimulgus enarratus, Pycnonotus priocephalus, Oxylabes madagascariensis, Crossleyia xanthophrys, Philepitta castanea, Bradypterus brunneus (formerly Dromaeocercus brunneus), Foudia madagascariensis, Sarothrura insularis, Dryolimnas cuvieri.
Rarely seen birds: Euryceros prevostii, Xenopirostris polleni