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  • n. Any of several passerine birds, of the family Vangidae, from Madagascar

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of shrike-like birds of Madagascar.
  • n. [lowercase] A shrike of the genus Vanga; the hook-billed shrike, V. curvirostris, or the rufous shrike, V. rufa—both of Madagascar.


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  • Another, the recently described red-shouldered vanga, is known only from the Toliara region.

    Madagascar spiny thickets

  • The red-shouldered vanga and long-tailed ground roller are recorded as "Vulnerable" species on the recent IUCN Red List of Threatened species.

    Madagascar spiny thickets

  • A new species of vanga (Vangidae) from southwestern Madgascar.

    Madagascar spiny thickets

  • The only acceptable form is vangyache kaap vanga is the Marathi word for eggplant and so I knew exactly what my entry for this event would be.

    Vangyache Kaap (Eggplant Fritters)

  • -- A cinchonaceous plant, the fruits of which are eaten in Madagascar under the name of Voa-vanga.

    Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture

  • The government's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee has cleared the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) brinjal (eggplant, aubergine or baingan, known variously as vanga, vangi and begun).

  • The nocturnal aye-aye, for instance, has a long, skeletal middle finger that enables it to retrieve grubs from inside trees; the hook-billed vanga evolved a curved bill for a similar reason, while the horned-leaf chameleon can change color to match the dead leaves on the floor of western Madagascar's dry deciduous forest. Top Stories

  • Several bird species are confined to the western forests, have limited or disjunct ranges, in some cases associated with habitat fragmentation including Van Dam’s vanga (Xenopirostris damii), and white-breasted mesite (Mesitornis variegata).

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • Ashwini what a maharashtrian writing :) This is how exactly each and every maharashtrian wedding takes place :) I just love the marathi shadi food with typical waran bhat then masale bhat with aloo chi bhaji, or vanga batata rassa and jalebi.

    Marriages and Masale Bhaat

  • "adds a splash of color and is great for everyday use" gimmeryce311 said: somehow i read vanga as vagina mastavic said: Is this chair comfortable at all? Hot Deals


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  • One of five endemic avian families in Madagascar.

    January 10, 2008