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Common Newtonia Newtonia brunneicaudaParc National Tsimanampesotse Madagascar 3January 2011 copy
Common Newtonia (Newtonia brunneicauda)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Vangidae
Genus Newtonia

Newtonia is a genus of vangas. They were formerly classified in the Old World warbler family Sylviidae or Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae but have recently been shown to belong to the vanga family Vangidae. They are endemic to Madagascar where they occur in forest or scrubland. They forage in pairs for insects, often joining mixed-species feeding flocks.

They are small plump birds, about 12 centimetres in length. They have slender bills and usually have a pale eye. Their plumage is mainly grey or brown, paler on the underparts. They have loud, repeated songs.


Dark Newtonia (Reichenow, 1891) (Newtonia amphichroa)
Archbold's Newtonia (Delacour & Berlioz, 1931) (Newtonia archboldi)
Common Newtonia (Newton, 1863) (Newtonia brunneicauda)
Red-tailed Newtonia (Gyldenstolpe, 1933) (Newtonia fanovanae)