Birds – Ranomafana NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

With over 110 species recorded, Ranomafana offers good bird watching. Forest birding is never easy, but the main road leading through the sloping forested hills allows level viewing into the canopy. The park is known for its ground rollers and the striking pitta-like ground roller is quite easily spotted when vocal from September to early January. Other ground rollers to look out for are the rufous-headed, short-legged and scaly ground rollers.

Notable Birds in Ranomafana NP
Blue vanga
Occasional
Crested drongo
Common
Forest rock thrush
Occasional
Madagascar cuckoo-shrike
Common
Pitta-like ground roller
Occasional

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Birds in Ranomafana NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Ranomafana is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to January. Many birds tend to be silent and inactive in the cold Dry season from May to August. This is especially true for the sought-after ground rollers. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Ranomafana NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr