Highlights from our Madagascar tour in October 2011
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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!
Group below baobab in spiny forest at Ifaty
The rare Banded Kestrel with prey at Ifaty's spiny forest
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
Verreaux's Sifaka and baby around our accommodation at Berenty.
Blue Coua, another striking endemic at Andasibe-Mantadia National