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Bluntschli's Vanga
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Common Name Short-toed Nuthatch-vanga
Range Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Vangidae
Genus Hypositta
Species Hypositta perdita
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Bluntschli's vanga (Hypositta perdita), also known as the short-toed nuthatch-vanga, is a possible invalid species of bird previously assigned to the Vangidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar and is only known from two juvenile specimens collected in 1931.

In 2013, a genetical analyses has been revealed that the two known fledglings represent a rare brown color morph of the white-throated oxylabes.