Black Parrot - seen with local rangers in Perinet (Mantadia). This bird is similar to the Greater Vasa Parrot of the eastern side of Madagascar. We had been working with the Seychelles population of black parrots - at that time a sub-species barklyi - so this was a significant observation, connecting with a species in the wild across different islands.
Abundant species in rice paddies
3 different individuals
Spinomantis aglavei found on a leaf at night in Analamazaotra Forest Station.
A large Boophis albilabris, found at night on the road leading to Andasibe about ~200 meters from the bridge before Mitsinjo reception.
Stumpffia aff. tridactyla found calling under a leaf during the day within Analamazaotra Forest Station near Andasibe, Madagascar.
Micropisthodon observed crossing the road during the day near the office of Association Mitsinjo, Andasibe, Madagascar.
Dead Guibemantis liber stuck to a stick Desmodium sp. vine, exotic to the area. Observed on the path into Analamazaotra Forest Station near the office of Association Mitsinjo.
Found in the leaf axils of a Pandanus during the day, normally it is P. tuberifera here but the dorsal pattern on this one is not so usual and it was smaller than normal (could be a juvenile though).
Mantidactylus melanopleura found in forest at Vohimana Reserve during the day.
Mantella pulchra found in the morning with many others at a small shallow breeding pond next to a stream in Vohimana Reserve.
Mantella baroni found calling near a stream during the day in Vohimana Reserve near Andasibe, Madagascar.
Gephyromantis boulengeri found during the day in Vohimana Reserve.
Male Gephyromantis eiselti found calling in ferns during the day near Andasibe National Park.
Male Gephyormantis thelenae found calling in vegetation on the side of the road to Mantadia National Park near the village Falierana.