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  • Several endemic bird species such as Crossley's ground-roller (Atelornis crossleyi), cryptic warbler (Cryptosylvicola randianasoloi) and yellow-bellied sunbird-asity (Neodrepanis hypoxantha) occur in the upper portion of these mountains.

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  • One of a small group of tiny, specialized arboreal passerines of Madagascar, traditionally considered one of the five families of birds found only in Madagascar (along with mesites, ground-rollers, cuckoo-rollers, and vangas). There are four species of asity: Schlegel's, Sunbird, Yellow-bellied, and Velvet.

    January 10, 2008